Center for Adaptive Optics

The Center for Adaptive Optics houses a new astronomy program in the center of the UC Santa Cuz Science Quad. Naturally ventilated and sustainable, the project includes departmental and faculty offices, teleconferencing space, and collaborative areas for researchers. The design encourages interaction through its arrangement of offices around centralized collaboration and social spaces. A stepped section lowers the building’s profile in the Science Hill forest. (Done while a Principal at EHDD Architecture.)

Location: UC Santa Cruz
Photos: Richard Barnes