SCUP/AIA-CAE Excellence in Architecture for a New Building,
Rice University for Brockman Hall for Physics with Kieran Timberlake
Brockman Hall for Physics brings together experimental and computational physicists from five separate buildings, and unifies their cultures within a single open and collaborative setting. The challenge was to fit the laboratory program into a constrained site that would support research experiments, accommodate advancements in technology, and attract researchers and students. It needed to be architecturally inspiring, respond to the rich tradition of campus buildings, and reduce energy demand.