Strata

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Palo Alto, CA
8'-4" x 10'-0"
2009

Throughout the new offices of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, there is a metaphorical expression of time on several scales. On the one hand, the lobby skylight affords a view of the sky which reminds one of cosmic time. The glass walls, titled Strata, are suggestive of the Earth’s sedimentary layers as exposed by a fissure through its surface. As a visitor seated in the waiting area, you are flanked by glistening textured glass interrupted by streaks of precious reflective glass.

Architect - Hawley Peterson & Snyder

Structural Engineer - Toft DeNevers & Lee

Glass Fabrication - Lenehan Architectural Glass

Glass Installation - Mission Glass

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