November 4, 2005  


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. Its all taking shape, says Stuart Marshall (RD/KIPAC).

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 Green.

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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