Institute for Shock Physics
Miller Hull designed a new laboratory for Washington State University
to house the Institute for Shock Physics. The 33,500 s.f. site is
within central campus adjacent to the Webster Physical Sciences
The goals for the new facility include: 1) providing adequate space
for the Institute to be able to carry out research required by the
DOE grant; 2) enhancing the capacity of the Institute to continue
to be on the cutting edge of research in this field; 3) developing
a facility that will aid in attracting outstanding researchers and
faculty to WSU; and 4) developing a facility that conveys the character
of a world class research department.
The new Shock Physics Building consists of 2 three-story wings
wrapped around the north and west sides of the main laboratory functions.
The character of the facility addresses the existing context of
other buildings on the WSU campus, especially the predominantly
brick and concrete buildings along College Avenue. The image of
the building is consistent with the desire to present visitors with
a clear message stating the importance of the Institute for Shock
Physics on the WSU campus.