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Rowland Hall

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Identification

Rowland Hall
Physical Sciences 1, Building #400
218703

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Structure in General

low-rise building
existing [completed]
aggregate
concrete
curtain wall
white light brown
brutalism

Usages

university

Facts

  • Basement contains a 250-kilowatt nuclear reactor.
  • Named in 1995 for UCI physicist F. Sherwood Rowland, in commemoration of his Nobel Prize win in that year for his study of ozone depletion by CFCs.
  • Features unique H-shaped concrete forms over the windows, specifically designed to block direct sunlight from excessively heating the rooms, therefore providing for more efficient air-conditioning.
  • The building is largely windowless in order to protect the sensitive laboratory equipment housed within.

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Location

University of California, Irvine Campus
92697
Irvine
California
U.S.A.

Technical Data

98.00 ft
6
1
1968
1969
2007

Involved Companies


William L. Pereira & Associates

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