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JPL Building Under Construction

July 05, 1987

Construction is under way on the $8.7-million, 76,000-square-foot Engineering Support Building at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, La Canada Flintridge, near Pasadena.

An August, 1988, completion is scheduled for the four-story building, designed by Langdon Wilson Mumper Architects, Los Angeles, Newport Beach and Phoenix. The general contractor is Bernards Bros. Construction, San Fernando.

The building is designed to complement the other structures on the campus operated by Caltech and reflects the highly technical scientific and research nature of their functions, according to Hans Mumper, partner in charge of the project.

The exterior skin of the steel-frame structure is of high-performance bronze glass and precast concrete panels, he said.

Included in the building will be 30,000 square feet of office space, 15,000 square feet of laboratory space and 20,000 square feet for a 550-seat cafeteria.

Other members of the construction team are: Levine/Seegel Associates, Santa Monica, electrical and mechanical engineer; Brandow & Johnston Associates, Los Angeles, structural engineer, and Emmet L. Wemple & Associates, Los Angeles, landscape.

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