The Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research (LTRR) has been housed in the West Stadium for more than 70 years, with minimal improvements to their facilities. This project will provide new laboratories and offices to house the LTRR's diverse array of research programs, as well as public outreach and support spaces. The project is the first phase of a long-term effort to relocate the entire LTRR into contemporary facilities. Minor renovations of space at the Math East building is included in the project.
The building is conceived with the lower level emulating the trunk of a massive tree with the larger upper levels elevated as a tree house in the tree canopy and shading the ground below. The exterior structural system further alludes to the tree form with the forms of the structural members modeled as major branches of the tree. This structural system or tree form supports a moving scrim activated by the wind with dynamic moving vertical elements reminiscent of tree branches and leaves rustling in the wind.
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November 2011 - March 2013
Richard & Bauer Architecture
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