2009 Merit Award for Architecture
Cahil Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena
Architect: Morphosis Architects
The Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics is a LEED Gold-rated building, bringing together dozens of different groups from vastly different cultures, into a single structure designed to facilitate collaboration and spontaneous discourse. Keeping in tradition with ancient and modern architectural observatories around the world, the building acts as an astronomical instrument.