The science of small is a really big deal. “Nanotechnologists” spend their time manipulating individual atoms and molecules to make life better. Medicine, electronics, food, space flight, batteries and solar cells, air and water, sporting goods and fabric can all be improved by nanotechnology. But scientists and students need a world-class facility and highly specialized equipment to do their important work. Cue the new $80 million Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology at the University of Pennsylvania, a master stroke for teaching and researching this revolutionary science.

 
 

Angular, sweeping expanses of orange and white lead to high-tech classrooms and sun-bleached lounges.

 

The Pennsylvania Gazette alumni magazine used Greg’s striking imagery to flaunt leading-edge labs equipped with super-sensitive electron microscopes that analyze movements of individual atoms. The building’s world-class architecture is leading edge and powerful enough to attract the best scientists and students on a global scale.

 
 

On the inside, angular, sweeping expanses of orange and white lead to high-tech classrooms and sun-bleached lounges. Exterior drama is punctuated by a cantilevered wing holding out a glass-encased lecture hall like an offering to the science gods and an invitation to the world’s nano-geniuses.