Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology

Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA

The Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology is designed to facilitate collaboration among theoretical and experimental physicists. Located at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), the building provides research offices, laboratories, computer labs, conference meeting rooms, and a state-of-the-art auditorium. It anchors the central quad with materials and massing sympathetic to existing buildings and provides a prominent image to SLAC visitors. The sustainable, resource-efficient design integrates proper solar orientation, shading, spectrally-selective glazing, daylighting, and a mechanical system combining under-floor air distribution and natural ventilation. The plan organization and raised-access floor system allow for maximum flexibility to meet changing needs.


Size : 25,000 sq. ft.

2010 Livable Buildings Award, Honorable Mention

Center for the Built Environment (CBE)
University of California, Berkeley




San Francisco

500 Treat Ave #201
San Francisco, CA 94110

(415) 285-9193