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Science & Technology

Architecture is a science arising out of many other sciences, and adorned with much and varied learning.

Vitruvius (Roman Author)

Humankind has always been inquisitive, seeking to understand why things behave in a certain way, and trying to link observation with prediction.  Science’s earliest roots can be traced to ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia in around 3500 to 3000 BCE, though humans have observed throughout time that certain plants could be used to treat sickness and disease.  This history of observation of the natural world around us, and experimentation of how we, as a species, fit into it, continues to be the basis of science today.

In our selection of work above, you will see a wide scope of science and technology venues, where the people who daily occupy them can be dressed in a lab-coat, business suit, or spacesuit.  Each project is unique, but two common themes that transcend each project within this architectural typology are privacy and security.  Due to the nature of the facilities, we are often subject to strict vetting to gain access to photograph.  Some facilities restrict public distribution of photographs for security reasons, so the selection above is only a sampling of our depth and breadth of experience within the science & technology industries.

Technology itself, through the creation of more interesting and flexible building materials, allows designers to create structures and spaces to encourage this process of “observation and experimentation.”  As designers continue to push the limits of their own experimentation to meet the needs of modern-day researchers, whether they wield a microscope or computer mouse, we too look forward to meeting or exceeding expectations in our approach to craft interesting and informative imagery. 

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