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Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
263,000 sq. ft., 6-Stories
Established on the heels of the United States’ first involvement in World War II, the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) was created as part of a federal government effort to mobilize scientific resources to address wartime challenges in the Pacific. More than 80 years later, the facility still serves as a hub for scientific innovation, and not just in weaponry. It is the nation’s largest university affiliated research center, with deep expertise in specialized fields to support top government priorities and technology development.
This center was built for the Research and Exploratory Development Department (REDD) - the “research engine” of the Laboratory that develops cutting-edge solutions for current and future challenges facing our nation. Paralleling its mission of interdisciplinary collaboration, the building is designed to facilitate the collision of different research and scientific disciplines under one roof, creating a scientific and laboratory environment where REDD’s extraordinary mission-critical research will thrive.
The geometry and function of each space enables cross- and multi-disciplinary work, merging the research of science, engineering, and fabrication.
The building’s architecture is meant to inspire its scientists and staff beginning at its entrance – a three-story plaza with a dramatic cantilever whose underside is mirror-like stainless steel. This leads to a 4-story sky-lit atrium that links the office space at the north to the laboratories at the south. A monumental stair rises through this atrium connecting the floors, promoting wellness, and providing more opportunities for collaboration and connection.