Physics and Astronomy Building
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
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1991 American Concrete Institute Design Award; 1991 Masonry Institute of Maryland Award of Excellence; 1990 North American Concrete Award of Excellence; 1990 Baltimore Chapter AIA Design for Excellence Award; 1990 American School and University Magazine, Citation; 1990 Building Congress Craftsmanship Award for Concrete; 1990 Building Congress Craftsmanship Award for Plaster; 1990 Building Congress Craftsmanship Award for Metal Roofing; 1988 Baltimore Chapter AIA Design for Excellence Award, Unbuilt Category; 1986 Juried Design Competition First Place
At 238,000 SF, the Physics and Astronomy Building is the largest single structure on Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood campus. Teaching and research areas are joined by a 4-story rotunda, and capped by an observatory. The research facility has 36 labs and 200 faculty offices. The labs’ structural and mechanical designs are fully interdependent. Special spaces include remote observatory control rooms, clean rooms, high bay areas, x-ray, vibration isolation, machine shops, computer centers, a 330-seat auditorium, library, and classrooms.
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