Cahill Center for Astronomy & Astrophysics

California Institute of Technology



23,111 NSF of laboratory and laboratory support space in a 108,640 GSF Building for the Departments of Astronomy & Astrophysics. Facility includes Laboratories for the Development, Testing and Assembly of Instrumentation and Equipment utilized on Earth, the Upper Atmosphere and Outer Space. Support spaces include Class 10,000 Clean Rooms and Machine Shop.


Pasadena, CA, USA

  • Services: Laboratory Design
  • Completed: 2008

Area Summary

  • Gross Building: 100,010
  • Net (Assignable) Building: 65,185
  • Lab & Lab Support: 23,111

Cost Summary

  • Construction Cost: $45,000,000.00

Important Details

  • LEED Certification Level: Gold
  • Award: California Construction Award of Merit Award: McGraw-Hill Construction Award of Merit
  • Award: Los Angeles Business Council Annual LA Architecture Award for Education 2010


  • Morphosis Architects