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Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab

Laurel, Maryland

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) has been a pivotal contributer to technological innovation and national security for the last seven decades. As part of the world-class research center's 36-acre master plan, MGMA designed three office/lab structures and a parking garage.

Building 200, constructed by Harvey Cleary Builders, is a five-story, 200,000-square-foot facility on the Laurel South Campus. The façade is composed of pre-cast with thin brick inlays juxtaposed with metal panels to achieve a series of smaller massing in the overall rectangular structure.

The APL project included a two-story lobby with integration of advanced security, a cafeteria, and a high-tech conference space.

Interesting fact

The lobby's focal point is a spaceship, which was a new design concept for the MGMA team.

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