JHU Department of
Physics & Astronomy
366 Bloomberg Center
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
At 238,000 square feet, on 7 levels, the Bloomberg Center for Physics and Astronomy is currently the largest building on Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus.
Status of rooms often change from year to year, but here is a current general picture....
- More than 200 various offices for Students, Post Docs, Research Staff, Administrative Staff and Faculty.
- 25 full-size working research labs.
- 4 lab suites converted to office space.
- 3 lab suites dedicated to data/computing services.
- New in 2011 - a 3,300 square feet hi-performace super-computing server room/data center.
- Teaching labs including General Physics at over 8,000 square feet and Advanced Physics at more than 4,500 square feet .
- 9 classrooms, plus a 2,800 square feet, 324-seat auditorium.
- 8 conference rooms (plus a few research groups have their own small conference areas).
- A complete machine shop, a student machine shop, and a wood shop totaling 4,500 square feet.
- A 1,600 square foot library (plus a couple of smaller group library / reading rooms).
- 1,800 square feet of shipping and receiving space with a loading dock.
- A 2,500 square foot "high bay" with a 5-ton overhead crane.
- A "cleanroom suite" totaling 1,000 square feet.
- An observatory dome on the roof.
Common public areas include....
- 7 inside stairwells.
- 7 lobbies and lounges of various shapes and sizes totaling over 13,000 square feet.
- 2 passenger elevators and a 6-ton freight elevator.
- More than 31,000 square feet of corridor space.
- Last but not least......25 restrooms!
Uncommon non-public areas....
- At least 37,000 square feet of mechanical and utility space.
The Bloomberg Center is located near the northwest corner of campus, at 3701 San Martin Drive, adjacent to the Space Telescope Science Institute (Muller Building). Click here for a .pdf map.
Construction started: October 1987 Construction completed: April 1990 Architects: Ayres/Saint/Gross Project Architect: Frederick K. Read Construction Managers: The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company Project Manager: William Whiting Structural Engineers: Whitney, Bailey, Cox & Magnani Mechanical and Electrical Engineers: E. A. Mueller Associates, Inc.