Johns Hopkins University | Applied Physics Laboratory Europa Clipper Mission Operations Center

This project included select demolition and an approximately 1,200 SF renovation to create a new mission operations center (MOC) for the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Construction included a new full length glass panel separation wall built within the space. The scope also included power to support the MOC, new lighting throughout the space, and a new supplemental HVAC unit with condenser on the roof. The renovation provided a new raised access floor with delegated design guardrail, new ceilings, flooring, and wall finishes. This project also required close coordination with the Owner’s IT, A/V, and security vendors and close coordination for building mechanical piping, power, and sprinkler outages because the building remained fully occupied throughout the construction. The MOC renovation was in support of the NASA’s Europa Clipper mission—the first space mission dedicated to conducting a detailed study of an ocean world. Targeting Jupiter’s icy moon Europa, the mission aims to study this world’s atmosphere, surface and interior to understand whether its water, chemistry and energy could support life.

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