“Think of it as an insulated thermos bottle lifted over the ground,” states Rick Petersen when describing the incredibly complicated design of the new United States Antarctic Research campus, McMurdo Station.
OZ recently unveiled the design and masterplan for this 58-year-old sub-zero campus that was in desperate need of an upgrade. By consolidating more than 100 structures inefficiently spread across 164 acres into just six connected buildings, the new 300,000 square foot campus will emphasize quality of life for its residents, promote environmental stewardship and dramatically improve logistics and energy efficiency.
To learn more about the design we invite you to read some of the press attention the project has received:
The Atlantic, “Designing a Better Antarctic Base for Science”