BKP is pleased to announce that construction has begun on the University of Pennsylvania’s High Bay BLAST Research Laboratory. BLAST: The Balloon-borne Large-Aperture Sub-millimeter Telescope will help researchers understand the formation and evolution of stars and galaxies. the laboratory design showcases the astronomers’ work and the highly-sensitive telescope. Construction is expected to take six months with a winter 2011 completion date. The project team include Keast & Hood Co. (structural engineering) and AHA Consulting Engineers (MEP engineering).