Delon Hampton & Associates (DHA) provided structural design and related construction administration services for a new 11-story 372,000 gross SF building. Dominating the corner of Broadway and Madison Streets, the facility features 119,300 square feet of advanced biomedical research laboratories used for John Hopkins University's School of Medicine. The building also contains common gathering spaces, administrative offices, conference rooms, and a cafe. The building was designed as a one-way slab and post-tensioned beam system to efficiently frame the long rectangular bays.
DHA faced unique structural design challenges including 42-foot tall architecturally exposed concrete columns on the southern facade, slender height to width ratio for wind-load dissipation, and post-tensioned transfer girders for loading dock clearances. Linking the third floor of the new building to the existing Ross Research Building required intricate alterations to make the necessary connection.