Scratching Beyond the Surface
A Georgetown University building’s structural system in enhanced to compensate for the shaky ground on which it was built. Georgetown University’s new science center is designed to maximize collaboration and interdisciplinary research among the biology, chemistry and physics departments and to support endeavors for scientific discovery and advancement. Interestingly, the building site and the building project itself (which opened in August) offered an intriguing lesson in scientific discovery and collaboration.
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