Upgrading the Mechanical Systems in Louis Kahn’s Richards Building

by Matthew Chalifoux

April 21, 2016

Richards Lab

Considerable functional shortcomings made this design icon the target of much venom for over fifty years. Our modernization brought the technical requirements of laboratories into alignment with Kahn’s plan and spatial design, while vastly improving building functionality and energy performance. In this article, the designer discusses strategies and tactics for invisibly modernizing an iconic but challenging structure.

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Matthew Chalifoux

Senior Historic Preservation Architect