The team from Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Building 201 recently celebrated the topping out ceremony – reaching a significant milestone in the design and construction process.

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This iconic building will house the Research and Exploratory Development Department (REDD), an innovative and creative organization at the heart of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory’s current research and development team.

Jim Schatz, Head of Research & Exploratory Development, gave an inspiring speech during the ceremony. A few of his remarks are below.

“Today we reach an exciting milestone in the journey from design to construction of an amazing new facility here at APL which we usually refer to simply as Building 201. We envisioned a new kind of laboratory facility for APL … A building that would be an active and inspirational part of the innovation process. A building where you could walk down the central hallway, look up, and see blue sky…”

“For many decades to come, scientists and engineers of all kinds will come to this facility to invent the future through imaging, discovering, disrupting and realizing solutions to some of the greatest challenges our country has ever faced.”

A few photos from the ceremony: