Designing Immersive STEM Labs Aligned with Practical Industry Skills
A successful lab starts with a well-planned design for the space. Lab design influences student collaboration, instructor engagement, and the selection of appropriate equipment. Whether you are designing labs for new schools or looking to renovate existing spaces, AET Labs partners with architects and educators across the U.S. to provide specialized STEM lab design services.
Designs for Technical Education Labs
Whether you need one lab or fourteen labs, AET Labs will help you build labs that provide students with hands-on experiences relevant to many careers.
- Makerspaces and Fab Labs
- Robotics Labs
- Advanced Manufacturing Labs
- Construction Trades
- Health and Human Technologies
- Cosmetology Labs
STEM Lab Design Services
AET Labs helps architecture firms maximize the potential of their STEM labs, ensuring students and teachers benefit from optimally designed and outfitted spaces. Our team of experts helps architects with the following:
- Design feedback on lab layouts
- Mechanical, electrical, and plumbing considerations
- Space planning
- Design layouts with equipment specs
- Lead discovery sessions to identify lab learning goals and vision
Decades of STEM Lab Experience
Our lab specialists have decades of hands-on experience with CTE and engineering education.
David Kempskie, Principal and Founder of AET Labs
David Kempskie is the Principal and Founder of AET Labs, which was established in 2005. He has over 25 years of experience in engineering, automation, and education, with industry experience at a global industrial automation company and a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering technology from Wentworth Institute of Technology. As the Principal of AET Labs, he is a trusted partner to hundreds of educational institutions. He is passionate about bridging skills gaps in the industry with education by bringing industry-relevant technology, training, and certifications to schools and universities. David is an active member of the community, serving on the advisory board for multiple high schools, leading the Massachusetts SkillsUSA mechatronics competition every year, and is a regular speaker at the Massachusetts Association of Vocational Administrators annual conference.
Mark Lyons, VP of Sales for AET Labs
Mark Lyons is VP of Sales for AET Labs and leads the new construction division of the company. He has deep experience in career and technical education as a former CAD teacher at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School and Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School. His 30-year career includes sales and product roles for CAD software, including SolidWorks, and a bachelor's degree in occupational education from Fitchburg State College. At AET Labs, Mark excels at collaborating with school administration, teachers, architects, and construction project managers to create innovative technical labs and makerspaces. He is actively involved with schools in Massachusetts, serving on a number of program advisory boards, leading SkillsUSA Massachusetts additive manufacturing, 3D animation, laser engraving, technical and architectural drafting competitions, is a speaker at the Massachusetts Association of Vocational Administrators annual conference, and leads the annual New England CAD-Engineering Teachers Summit.
Providing End-to-End Solutions for Successful Labs
Adam’s engagement from initially choosing our equipment to demonstrating and then following up was invaluable and I can highly recommend working with Adam Zelny and AET Labs!
Thank you again for coming out. We are so happy with the relationship we have had with AET Labs…and to be able to continue to meet more individuals like yourself so willing to help our school is amazing.
Thank you for your efforts to keep our printer on contract and up to speed.
Inspiring a generation of engineers is a team effort, and I’m grateful for your assistance in doing so.
I am taking this opportunity to share my gratitude for Zach’s courteous service work on our uPrint SE plus. I enjoy just chatting with him. He’s a super nice guy and very knowledgeable, and able to assist me with GrabCad as well during this past visit.
I wish to inform you of my satisfaction with Zach’s work – beyond satisfaction – more like impressed with his professionalism. He kept in close touch with me to arrange his visit and offered options for upgrading and improving our CAD / 3D printing programming.
I just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful customer service/support I received today from one of your workers, Matt Campbell.
In my 30 or so years of teaching, I have never been as impressed with a salesperson/company as I was today.
Matt worked diligently, for hours, putting together all of my new equipment without pause. It would have taken me days to do what he did in a matter of a few hours. What a polite and hard working young man that you have working for you!
Thank you again for the excellent service. It was greatly appreciated.”
I just wanted to reach out and tell you how great it is to have Zach as our repair tech. He is professional and courteous and is ALWAYS available when I contact him.”
AET Labs provides excellent sales and service: I can call them anytime I need assistance. They are my best source for equipment: no pressure, affordable and innovative solutions, flexibility, excellent follow through. The bottom line is that AET is just a great company to work with.
In 13 years of teaching, I have not found a better vendor to work with. They do not try to oversell and they back up their sales with excellent service.
“We’re the front door for people,” said Gina Bingham, NHFPL business outreach librarian, during a recent open house at Ives Squared. “Our machines are meant to be comfortable for beginners.” (Speaking to the ease-of-use of the digital fabrication machines in the Ives Squared Tinkerlab)