In 2017, Conner began work on a new laboratory for landscape architectural research.  The purpose of the lab is to test and report on the materials used in much of our design work.  Our laboratory is located on a 1.3-acre site on the fringes of north Tampa and provides experiential learning opportunities for our staff related to selection and maintenance requirements for hardscape, planting, lighting, irrigation, and furnishings.  The lab also includes a nursery where we are propagating lesser common species of plants that have proven to perform well.