Space Telescope Science Institute | Muller Lobby
The project for the Space Telescope Science Institute on the Johns Hopkins University campus involved the renovations of the entrance lobby of the existing Muller Building in order to improve security and handling of visitor reception, and to update finishes and lighting. The building was constructed in the mid-1980s to support the scientific mission of the Hubble Space Telescope which continues today and will serve in a similar role moving forward for STScI, the WFIRST telescope, and a range of parallel projects. The project was modest in scale, involving only a small section of the building, but critical in its position in the building and on the site and presented significant operational and construction logistical challenges. The building had to remain open and operational during construction and the project area occupied much of the sole access to the building. Successfully addressing these challenges, in concert with the need to meet an aggressive schedule, were the principal focus of the project.