Saturday, April 2, 2011

Graduate Aerospace Laboratories | Caltech | Pasadena | California | John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects

Change: Housed in a historically-protected structure originally designed by Bertand Goodhue in 1921, the Graduate Aerospace Laboratories at the California Institute of Technology (GALCIT) has accomplished some of the most revolutionary breakthroughs in the history of aeronautics. This 33,000 square foot renovation of the department’s laboratories, conference rooms, and common spaces acknowledges these past achievements while also suggesting the multitude of exciting directions for its future.

Inspiration: To bring relevance and meaning to the project’s spaces, the design employs some of the same concepts, processes, and sophisticated technologies used in the department’s widely varied and interdisciplinary research. The results are joyful, creative environments that encourage interaction, teamwork, and the free flow of ideas.........more


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