This project consists of design for a new high bay research laboratory. Built for Dr. Mark Devlin, the Reese W. Flower Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Pennsylvania, whose research focuses on experimental cosmology. To accomplish his research, Dr. Devlin designs and builds sophisticated instruments and telescopes which are used to make observations from high-altitude balloons and the high plateaus of Chile. One of these instruments, the Balloon-borne Large Aperture Telescope (BLAST) is a long running NASA high altitude balloon program that Dr. Devlin has led for 18 years. The new 1,800 sf facility provides a unique fabrication and research facility that facilitates Dr. Devlin’s work.
The new high bay laboratory is scheduled for completion in the second quarter of 2021.