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CGA starts work on third particle physics facility!

January 3, 2012

Design work has begun on the second beamline for the Linear Coherent Light Source (LCLS II) at Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

Design work is kicking off on the second beamline for the Linear Coherent Light Source (LCLS II) at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).  The prime designer is HDR Architecture.  Accelerators are highly sensitive to vibration, and like this one, often built below ground.  You can learn more about this facility at https://slacportal.slac.stanford.edu/sites/lcls_public/lcls_ii/Pages/default.aspx.  Our client is HDR Architecture.  This is CGA’s third large-scale long-beam facility currently on the boards, the other two being the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS II) at Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York (also with HDR) and the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) at Michigan State University (with SmithGroup).  Our history with these facilities traces back to the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory, which Hal Amick and Colin Gordon worked on in the 80’s, while still at BBN.  Subsequent facilities included CAMD at Louisiana State University and the Ion Beam Laboratory at Sandia National Laboratory.