AKA: California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Downs, George W., Laboratory of Physics and Lauritsen, Charles C., Laboratory of High Energy Physics

Structure Type: built works - public buildings - schools - university buildings; built works - research structures - laboratories

Designers: Neptune and Thomas, Architects, AIA (firm); Donald E. Neptune (architect); Joseph Fleshman Thomas (architect)

Dates: constructed 1969

4 stories, total floor area: 87,097 sq. ft.

California Institute of Technology Campus, Pasadena, CA

Building History

As noted on the Caltech web site, "The Downs wing was built with funds provided by George W. Downs and the National Science Foundation. The Lauritsen wing was built with Atomic Energy Commission funds and named in honor ofCharles C. Lauritsen, aCaltech faculty member from 1930 to 1968." (SeeCalifornia Institute of Technology (Caltech), "George W. Downs Laboratory of Physics and Charles C. Lauritsen Laboratory of High Energy Physics," accessed 03/10/2017.)

Building Notes

Legendary Caltech Professor Richard Feynman, Nobel Prize winner in Physics in 1965, had a lab in this building.

PCAD id: 20963