HED Aaron Friedman Marine Hydrodynamics Center

The hydrodynamics lab is the largest facility of its kind — used both for teaching and for testing new commercial and military vessel designs. Now, thanks to a substantial renovation, it has been restored to showcase the premier naval architecture school in the United States. Offices and student lab space have been modernized to provide more light, transparency, and collaborative space, and the interior vestibule and corridor has been updated and redesigned with an LED lightwall showcasing the program’s history. Accented by wood and nautical whites, the opposing wall is lined with a series of exhibits highlighting the program and the life of Aaron Friedman, the renovation’s namesake contributor.