Kavli Building Update
Siding which will coordinate the Kavli exterior
with the other SLAC buildings is now in place.
The building is expected to be completed in early 2006.
(Photo by Diana Rogers)
By Linda DuShane White
The stylish building planned to
house the joint Stanford University
and SLAC Kavli Institute for Particle
Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC)
is scheduled for completion by the
end of January 2006, and construction
is currently on schedule. “It’s all
taking shape,” says Stuart Marshall
Inclement weather or other
unexpected factors could slow the
process down, but the roof is on and
waterproofed and the windows are
slated to be installed next, assuring
that the inside work can proceed.
As each day passes, the building
looks more like the architectural
renderings we first saw. SLAC
can look forward to a handsome
addition to the buildings circling The
Electrical experts are currently
putting in power, data and phone
lines. A large area behind the
Panofsky Grove has recently been
excavated but will eventually be
covered with grass again and will
not, as some have surmised, be
another patio. Instead, this area will
house the underground pipes for the
hot and cold water which provide
heating and air conditioning.
Meeting space is always a topic of
interest at SLAC, and the 158 seat
auditorium planned for the Kavli
building will be in great demand.
Marshall emphasizes that the
auditorium will not be ready for use
until it is equipped and furnished.
Still, the Kavli building will soon be
up and running and we will have
a welcome addition to cutting edge
science at SLAC and Stanford.
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