SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory Science & User Support Building

The Project

Completed in the fall of 2015, the SLAC Science & User Support Building houses SLAC's Visitor, User, Employee (VUE) Center, Director's Office, Stanford University Office, Communications, Security, Campus Auditorium, Cafeteria and Conferencing Center. The four-story office building provides approximately 62,000 square feet of space. It has been built to achieve LEED Gold certification and to qualify as a High Performance Sustainable Building (HPSB).

Menlo Park, California, USA
Designwall 2000

Delivering valuable, responsive, friendly service is about understanding who your customers are and partnering with them in order to address and anticipate their needs.

Sacha Hanigan - VUE Center manager and former SLAC assistant chief of staff


Responsible Design

With energy cost saving goals being of the utmost importance, KMD Architects wanted to ensure insulation was on the outside of the stud cavity. Designwall 2000 insulated metal panels were the perfect solution.


Single Source Solutions

BENCHMARK by Kingspan was able to offer integrated windows, louvers, sunshades and column covers essentially working as a one-stop-shop for building envelope needs. The Designwall 2000 building envelope solution provided high performance for a lifespan of energy-efficiency, enduring style and sustainability.

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