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WORKPLACE studio 2018 Design Review


Welcome


In 2018, DLR Group’s Workplace studio enthusiastically shouldered a burden of proof, with a mission to verify the effectiveness of every project we touch. Our researchers engaged with academic institutions to prove industry assumptions around the nexus of health and environment. And Workplace Elevated, our strategy program, embarked on a long-term aim to definitively prove the impact of the workplace on employee satisfaction and loyalty. These proof initiatives are born from challenges we’re tackling with our clients: as a bullish economy fluctuates, many real estate investors look to shorten their investment horizons while not sacrificing the experiential hallmarks that are now expected. We’re bridging the gap by designing high-performing, resilient assets. In Workplace interiors, a growing delineation between ideation (people) and production (technology) demands ever more nimble work environments that leverage today’s unprecedented access to empowered customers and a fluid global talent market. We’re emboldened by these challenges, because with proof comes opportunity. The opportunity to knit together the five generations now working in the workplace to combat record levels of stress, anxiety, and loneliness. The opportunity to dispel fears around the advent of automation with work cultures that offer more creative and varied functions to their people. And, the opportunity to embrace emerging realities – together with our progressive clients – and position corporate real estate to accelerate the experience, sharing, and learning economies. Enjoy this glimpse into some of our highlights from 2018, and join us on the journey forward.

Angela Castleton, PCCM Global Workplace Leader


Leadership


Steve Cavanaugh, AIA, LEED AP

Jesse Duker

Amy Farrell, NCIDQ

Jo Heinz, FIIDA

Casey Kent, AIA, GGP

Janice Linster, FASID, LEED AP

Mark Ludtka, AIA, LEEP AP BD+C

Mike Minton, AIA

Jeremy Reding, AIA, WELL AP

Amarpreet Sethi, CEM, HBDP, BEMP, LEED AP

Melissa Spearman, LEED AP BD+C, PCCM

Tim Thielke, AIA, LEED AP

Michael Vander Ploeg, AIA

Gretchen Wahab, NCIDQ, LEED AP, PCCM

Alison Marik Zeno, NCIDQ, LEED AP ID+C

Chicago Principal

Dallas Principal

Seattle Principal

Seattle Principal

Seattle Senior Associate

Los Angeles Principal

Denver Senior Associate

Washington, D.C. Senior Associate

Omaha Principal

Los Angeles Principal

Cleveland Associate

Minneapolis Principal

Seattle Principal

Phoenix Senior Associate

Los Angeles Senior Associate


Insights


2018 marked the year of performance. Evidence of the links between physical environment and a thriving workforce, enterprise, and economy increasingly influence the thought process that underpins design. DLR Group’s High Performance Buildings and Research & Development teams pioneered new approaches to age old issues and industries, while our Design Agency movement spurred public-private collaborations for change in our urban cores.


High Performance Workplace: People + Place

Statistical evidence now supports the business case for user- based sustainable office design. by Amarpreet Sethi, CEM, HBDP, BEMP, LEED AP

Amarpreet is a Seattle-based certified High Performing Building Designer who connects facts and figures with a humanistic design impulse.

As workplace architects, designers, and engineers, we have long sensed that the office environment has a large impact on how effectively we are able to work. Views, daylighting, indoor air quality, thermal comfort, and other indoor environmental quality factors have all been shown to have significant positive impacts on workplace productivity. We consistently consider these design features in our high-performance design practice, which focuses on complementary strategies proven through research to improve health and wellness of users.

Through a literature review, we identified four major impact areas, and have proposed resulting design best practices that unlock the interrelated performance benefits of sustainable design.

Cognitive Function

Fatigue

Mood

Health

Read the full series, with supporting academic research.


The quality and quantity of air in the spaces we inhabit can improve our health, wellbeing, and cognitive function while reducing energy consumption.

With 90% of our lives spent indoors, views are a scientifically legitimate design feature that can reduce stress and regulate physiological reactions.

Indoor Air Quality

Biophilia & Views

key findings: 35% reduction in sick days, 61% improved cognitive function

key findings: 10% reduction in sick days, 10-25% improved cognitive function

Minimize off-gassing: Materials with Health Product Declarations

Establish view opportunities with building form and depth: maximum 25’ from perimeter to deepest occupied space

Minimize Entry Contaminants: strategically locate & filter air intake Increase outside air supply while maintaining CO2 levels under 600ppm Increase plant material to filter indoor air Confirm air quality standards and increase employee agency with testing and transparency

Thermal comfort is a topic of discussion in offices everywhere. Potentially contributing factors such as age, gender, and clothing choices have been explored. Thermal Comfort

Orient the building: protect external windows from direct sun or glare Connect to the natural landscape: use stormwater design to create view opportunities Set measurable view goals, including quality Establish view equity in interior layouts

Even when the workplace has sufficient artificial lighting for task performance, employees may not be getting adequate sunlight exposure to support healthy circadian rhythms. Daylighting

key findings: optimal task performance range 7175° F, control impacts performance Control solar gains along perimeter spaces Balance the building load with variable volume systems Allow election of workspace to accommodate varying thermal preferences Plan for individual or personal thermal controls in high use areas Zone heating & cooling systems & decouple from ventilation

key findings: 15% absenteeism reduction, lower stress in and out of office More windows is not more daylight: strategically place windows according to their lighting / reflective function Glare-free daylighting requires technical specifications that control visible light transmittance and solar heat gain coefficient Account for surface reflectance in penetration calculations Zone window covering controls to customize glare blocking along perimeter walls


Tall with Timber A multi-disciplinary collaboration pencils out a holistic pro forma for a Seattle mass timber tower.

by Matthias Olt, RIBA, LEED AP

Based in Seattle, Matthias’ expertise includes high-rise international facilities for major corporations and developers.

Climate change, international trade disputes, and new levels of health consciousness are contributing to industry momentum in support of renewable and locally available resources. In 2016, the Board of the International Code Council (ICC) approved the creation of an ad hoc committee to explore the building science of tall wood buildings. This committee was charged to investigate the feasibility of, and act on, developing code changes for tall wood buildings. In 2018, 14 proposals presented by the ad-hoc committee were approved by the ICC membership. Subsequently, many local jurisdictions – including the City of Seattle – began accepting permit applications for developments that use mass timber in heavy timber building types up to 18 stories tall. While still considered an emerging technology, with over 400 mass timber projects either constructed or designed

across the United States, it is quickly becoming a tested and verified alternative construction system. DLR Group has designed several mid-rise mass timber projects, and was interested in exploring the salient differences and pro forma for tall timber. Led by DLR Group, a team of internationally recognized industry leaders developed a design, engineering, and cost feasibility study to serve as an example for the design of a 12-story mixed-use mass timber tower in Seattle. Mass timber construction carries many advantages including higher levels of quality, a reduced construction schedule, cost competitiveness, and a more stable model of long-term labor distribution. Mass timber is also compelling because it is rooted in a renewable material that


has the potential to mitigate impacts of climate change, and has proven physiological and psychological benefits for occupants based on biophilic principles. Challenges inherent in mass timber construction include a more frontloaded, manufacturing-oriented approach to integrated design that requires teams of architects, engineers, contractors, and manufacturers to work closely together, and at higher levels of detail resolution, starting on day one.

Design Impulse: Rooted in Material Expression Every decision, from the structural bay sizing to the HVAC system, is rooted in expressing and maximizing the inherent potentials of the mass timber system and material. Economies of manufacture were balanced with inspirational form; structural standardization balanced with high performance principles and research; cost competitiveness balanced with futureproofing and occupant experience. The resulting design proves that timber is a compelling alternative to concrete and steel construction from economic, aesthetic, experiential, and performance perspectives. Vertical Commons: Streetscape, Roof Top, and Atria Adjacent to Denny Park, the carved streetfront invites pedestrian exploration, which extends vertically to the rooftop garden through a series of three- and four-story vegetated atria that face the park. Here, the structural grid is punctuated by slanted non-machined columns, in an abstracted aerial forest of natural variation. Exterior

Project Data Dimensions 34,960 SF site parcel 135,000 GSF office, 305,000 GSF total, 277,267 RSF 25,800 SF floorplates (typ). 14’ floor to floor height 18’ floor to floor on ground and top floor 12.5’ x 42’ structural column grid for multi-span efficiencies 214’ building height, 180’ highest occupiable floor Program Street-level retail, 192-key hotel, five floors commercial office, roof garden Four-story multi-use atria Substructure includes four levels ramped parking, bike parking, internal loading docks, utilities infrastructure Two street-level entries and service cores: office, hotel Compliance 2021 IBC-proposal compliant Type IV-B building class: 2-hour fire-resistant rating wall & floor, 1-hour fire-resistant rating roof Designed to Seismic Site Class D Engineering & Systems CLT superstructure wall & floor assemblies Dropped Glulam beams and columns Concealed steel-embed timber-to-timber connectors Concrete shear walls High performance lighting & HVAC Each floor: Independent zoning, dedicated outside air supply, radiant floor heating & cooling New power distribution tower fed from two 3000A, 480Y/277V services for office floors and 600A service for retail floor; diesel generator emergency / standby backup

Taking cues from dovetail wood joinery, the planes of the building interlock in a dynamic transition from curvilinear to point. A thermally broken aluminum curtain wall alternates with high performance windows at a performance-based window-to-wall ratio of 40 percent. The sun-exposed southwest elevation is protected by a seemingly delicate but robust exterior shading system. Gently curving pairs of steel branches support a lattice work of wood screens that, when viewed from below, is reminiscent of looking upward through a great fir or redwood.


Cost .5% total project cost reduction 15% reduction in utility costs per SF 3-4 times reduced mechanical replacement & maintenance costs Reduced weight (thinner shear walls) results in measurable material savings Environmental 15% reduction in Energy Use Intensity (24 kBtu/SF/year) 10% reduction in operational carbon per square foot 45% reduction in embodied energy Time 25% (5-month) construction duration reduction 13-week construction duration reduction

Market Demand & Interiors Mass timber construction has significant potential to yield higher rentable leases, with reputable Seattle industry experts suggesting premiums of 5%. Similar mass timber developments in major urban areas have attracted top tenants and major hospitality flags. The interior is organized around collaborative lounges at mezzanines that front the multi-story atria. Cross-pollination between tenants and between guests supports the vision of the building as a catalyst for the experience economy. Systems in High Performance Synergy A Building Automation System connects operations in an easy-access visualization that can automate adjustments for optimization. The radiant floor mechanical system is designed to be minimally intrusive and energy concise, with reduced ductwork and zoned controls. The electrical and lighting system is designed for flexibility, energy efficiency, and customizable controllability. The structure has also been designed to maximize occupant comfort: visual comfort through daylighting and glare reduction; thermal comfort through targeted external shading and thermal slab; indoor air quality through a dedicated outside air system and operable windows; and, acoustics through a floated concrete floor topping. Read the full report, assembled in collaboration with DLRÂ Group, Martha Schwartz Partners, Fast+Epp, WoodWorks, Swinerton, and Heartland LLC.


Savings & Reductions The Mass Timber Tower was modeled comparatively to an equivalent posttension concrete baseline building. A number of savings were identified, some directly attributable to the timber system and some to complementary systems.


The Evolving Legal Workplace As business models and talent demands evolve, a traditionally space-heavy industry keeps pace.

by Janice Carleen Linster, FASID, LEED AP Based in Minneapolis, Janice leads many of DLR Group’s professional services clients’ progressive workplace transformations.

Every law firm has a distinctive culture and thumbprint. Today’s law firms have re-engineered their business models to adapt to change and to demonstrate agility and competitive force. They are focused on financial stability, and as operating costs and overhead increase, have a desire to obtain the greatest value from facility investments. Simultaneously, many are taking cues from progressive “best places to work” in other industries. While certainly not a one-size-fits-all solution, there are many traits that characterize the latest themes in legal workplace design.


Thriving Relationships

Flexible Meeting Spaces

A law firm’s ability to thrive is contingent on leadership that values its staff, nurtures its culture, and ensures prosperous client relationships. Flexibility is key: conference centers and working spaces facilitate various size meetings, boast expandable case rooms, and provide hospitality to clients.

In concert with the private office reduction, firms are moving to flexible conference centers for reserved client meetings. Robust and user-friendly technology integration guarantees confidentiality, while modular expansion and contraction accommodate a variety of client-facing settings. Acoustical treatments are essential in the conferencing facilities and beyond to reduce audible distractions and information leakage.

Smart Densification The workplace is a catalyst in changing a firm’s culture. A greater focus on wellness, increased collaboration, and a higher level of technology integration support employees with long working hours. However, real estate is a typical firm’s second largest expense after salaries, so the cost, the quantity, and the maximization of office space remains a keen priority. The number one real estate optimization target remains fixed on reducing square footage per attorney. Acknowledging studies that show retreating from a steady work venue fosters greater creativity and cognitive productivity, smart firms seek a balance between maximizing real estate and amplifying employee experience. Frequently, a portion of square footage reclaimed from private offices is reallocated to common and shared-use social and collaboration spaces, as well as alternative work venues for both heads-down and interactive work. Digitization is another significant influencer of space reductions.

Considerations for an adaptable approach include modular room sizing that can allow today’s file room or library to become offices or meeting spaces in the future, as well as multi-functional rooms and spaces, flexible furniture, movable partitions in place of fixed walls, and incorporation of systems furniture rather than millwork

Work Hard, Play Hard Catering to a multi-generational workforce, today’s law firms are curating employee-centric experiences aimed at both attracting and retaining great talent. For many practices, the partnership dialogue has grown to include topics such as culture, lifestyle, social interaction, diversity, and health and wellness. The importance of close-by amenities and the ability to live, work, and play within a small radius of the office plays an important role in recruitment and retention. By blending social science, business needs, and design interest, law firms can increase their desirability. Building landlords are sharing in this responsibility by upgrading properties with lifestyle-focused amenities.

A Look into the Future

A Flatter Pyramid Today’s law firm has a flatter hierarchy with fewer supporting positions. The ratio of attorneys to support assistants has dramatically increased, as has the ratio of attorneys to paralegals. Younger attorneys tend to be more tech-savvy and autonomous. Many attorneys are now more interested in transparency and the quality of the overall workplace than the size or availability of private offices.

The transformation of the legal workplace has been incremental, taking cues from the broader corporate workplace. While precedence and trends will continue to trickle into law office design, there are a growing number of firms separating themselves from the pack and venturing into new territory. While not the legal benchmark, there are law firms today that are entirely mobile, firms that operate in a free address environment, firms that incent attorneys to sit in open office cubicles, firms that average less than 200 SF per person, and firms that provide napping pods. As legal employers strive for efficiency, effectiveness, and attraction of the brightest talent, the legal workplace will continue to be an important tool in shaping the industry’s ultimate success.


Renew or Relocate? Six factors to consider when your commercial lease is about to expire.

by Jo Heinz, FIIDA

Jo’s leadership in the Dallas design community has seen her helming some of the city’s most influential workplace transformations.

Commercial leases are serious commitments, and there are many factors to consider when you’re determining whether it makes sense to stay put or relocate. When it comes down to it, the decision is all about your company’s plan for the future and how you can leverage your real estate to work harder for you. It’s not just about lease rates or the price of utilities – it’s also about the image and value your building conveys. Recruiting and retaining labor is a top priority for companies, and a positive enriching experience will set your work environment apart from others, allowing you to attract and maintain talent. Here are six key considerations to factor into your decision to stay put or relocate:

Security As designers, we practice Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), an approach that considers how the environment can be designed to protect employees in the event of a security threat. CPTED principles of design look at elements of the built environment from surveillance (e.g. landscape density and height, exterior and interior lighting, building configuration), access control (e.g. number of visitor entries, perimeter fencing and gating), and territorial reinforcement (e.g. clearly defined campus boundaries, well-maintained building conditions). When considering whether to renew or relocate, ask yourself how secure you feel in your space. It’s impossible to prepare


for every threat, but the safety of you and your employees should be at the forefront of your mind as you think through your options. Demographics The concept of “Live. Work. Play.” is important to today’s working professionals. For many job hunters, location is a determining factor, so it’s important to consider where your employees live in conjunction to where your office is located. Are there affordable housing options within walking distance of the office? Do your employees need to travel long distances in rush hour traffic to get to work? Is your location serviced by rapid transit and is affordable parking nearby? For most workers, a commute of some length is unavoidable, but your office should be easy for most to get to in a manageable amount of time, whether they travel by car, bus, train, or some other means of transportation. Energy Optimization + Green Building Initiatives Sustainable building practices, including Green Building Certifications, are fast becoming a worldwide standard. What’s more, these practices are closely watched by young, talented workers and can serve as a strong draw for your recruiting efforts. As you consider whether to renew or relocate, think about whether your existing building is utilizing energy optimization strategies to help lower energy costs, improve efficiency, and reduce the building’s carbon footprint. Determine whether your current location utilizes alternative energy sources such as solar, which can help ensure long term affordability. Has the energy platform in your building been updated recently? Understanding the energy efficiency of your current location can help you better decide whether it makes sense to stay, or look for alternate options. Technology Technology continues to advance at a rapid rate. The techsavvy, mobile workforce of today expects reliable wireless access, sophisticated A/V equipment, and the most up-todate platforms on which to do their jobs. Look closely at how robust the technology infrastructure is in your building. Are your needs and requirements being supported? And does your location offer built-in flexibility to accommodate future technological advances? WELL Concepts WELL concepts, including WELL Building Standards, focus on how a building’s design impacts the health and wellness of occupants. High-quality, high-performance workplaces should focus on indoor air quality, lighting, water, nourishment, and other factors that contribute to a healthy work environment. For example, does your current space

offer healthy grab and go food options or opportunities for convenient food deliveries? Is there a connection to a fitness facility, jogging track, or trail access? Are there opportunities for outdoor connections such as access to courtyards, or walkways/pathways to surrounding areas that give tenants the chance to take outdoor breaks? Office spaces that positively affect the well-being of employees not only improve how they feel, but also turn them into happier, more productive workers. Building Amenities Office buildings are increasingly taking their cues from the world of hospitality, offering employees spaces where they can relax, refresh, and engage with others. The kinds of amenities your building offers will play a vital role in whether you’re able to recruit and retain employees, and can also save you money through the potential use of shared spaces. Consider whether the property offers convenient and accessible amenities like a conference center or event space, deli and cafeteria options, a rooftop terrace, outdoor meeting space/play areas, or other spaces within the property that offer a “wow” factor? Size of a space is important, but in many cases, the quality of what happens in that space is equally if not more imperative to the success of your company and your employees.

While leasing costs are still a prime factor in the renewal or relocation process, carefully considering a building’s features can help you generate value for your employees in every aspect of their work. The space in which you and your employees work is part of your overall brand – where you work says something about you. Considering factors beyond the upfront costs can help you determine if the building itself supports your leasing needs – now and into your next lease term. Read the original article, published in D Magazine.


Design


In 2018, DLR Group delivered innovations in core and shell, interior, and strategic workplace solutions to developer, end user, and federally-funded clients. On over 250 projects, we worked with our clients to understand their business concerns and to define innovation from their lens, and then developed design solutions that evolve their future story of success.


Activating an Evolution Discovering new vitality, Murphy USA effectively grows in place rather than building a new headquarters. El Dorado, Ark.

Murphy USA’s existing 135,000 SF, four-story facility – originally designed in 1982 in the Brutalist style and never renovated prior to now – is situated on a five-acre corporate campus. DLR Group’s team studied the existing layout and fundamental geometries to identify underutilized space, and harvest it to increase collaboration. With existing vertical circulation at the four corners of the facility, the central atrium had previously been relegated to a walk-through. Now, it has been activated as an expansive collaborative core. A figural three-story volume perches above the atrium void, with conference rooms that draw people in to populate the space; an articulated pergola extends over open collaborative spaces along the perimeter. The material and color palette is inspired by Murphy’s automotive fueling business: oily blacks with classic racing car pops of color. The existing northern patio, another previously under-utilized space, connects to a newly landscaped pedestrian path, improving connection between the headquarters and a satellite site. An expansive glass and steel canopy covers and shades the path and patio, functioning as a signal of entry and circulation guide. The renovation includes redistribution of all current Murphy USA departments, a “trading floor,” a vendor demonstration area, a prototype retail store, and updated amenities for up to 500 employees.


Anatomy of an HQ Relocation Welcoming 500 new employees in six months with a unifying, culturally-driven headquarters. Denver, Colo.

When Vertafore, an SaaS leader in modern insurance technology, was acquired by a private equity company, an infusion of capital and the consolidation of multiple field offices precipitated the need for a new Denver headquarters. DLR Group helped the firm’s new leadership energize around the common goals of an open-door, transparent office of the future that could serve as a recruiting tool. While the culture change was welcome, what couldn’t budge was the difficult floorplate – a single floor sectioned off as two tower plates and two terrace plates with narrow circulation pinch points between. Designing around a neighborhood concept overcomes the physical separation by encouraging employees to travel between the building sections to access coveted amenities. Neighborhoods include: The Brewery District, The Coffee Shop, The Health Club, and The Library. Significant programming efforts led to a focus on training room adjacencies, bringing HR into a visible, accessible position, and positioning Sales teams in areas with acoustical breaking. DLR Group’s design matches the physical transformation of the workplace to the organizational transformation Vertafore is undertaking. A flexible “kit-of-parts” approach was developed to allow iterative moves as the company explores new organizational models: all desks are the same with customizable add-on components, and each Neighborhood has at least one private office and access to support space. As Vertafore continues to grow rapidly, the completed first-phase office has become a recruiting tool for new employees who are officing in temporary swing space while the second phase completes construction.


Artistic Integration At Carlson Capital’s New York office, functional design features become bespoke fine-art folies. New York, N.Y.

When Carlson Capital relocated their New York offices to the iconic Seagram Building, the international investment banking firm desired to reinforce their global brand and emphasize their focus on philosophy, people, and process. An important goal was to demonstrate a high level of respect for the classically designed architectural envelope with timeless design solutions. Using function, elegant materials, and diverse lighting elements, the design team created a contrast of light and dark tones that convey a warm sense of hospitality to clients and guests. Partnerships with artists and fabricators enabled a level of detail in the interior buildout that respectfully complements the Seagram’s historic design. A custom design metal filigree at the entry is grazed by light, thus highlighting the cut metal edges. This functional work of art also provides privacy to the main conference room. From the sleek modern reception area, guests view a custom wall sculpture and custom high table in the adjacent amenity area. The design solution also celebrates a historically protected luminous panel design at the perimeter with a ceiling element that evenly diffuses light. The core is clad in dark wood, anchoring the space. While the aesthetic is classic, the environment is functionally future-forward. Emphasizing the firm’s value and regard for its talent, the office is intentionally open yet acoustically tuned and provides height adjustable workspaces. The trading floor area is a clean and crisp working space that offers user-friendly technology to occupants and ensures optimal visual connection and efficient communication.


What’s next?


Husch Blackwell Dallas, Texas

A welcoming, prime location office with ample social spaces forms the backbone of a top-talent recruitment focus for this law firm.

ESRI Tech Building Redlands, Calif.

400 off-site technology support staff find a new home on-campus with a high-performance building connected to the local climate and ecology.

Conga Broomfield, Colo.

This software firm’s new headquarters takes advantage of the base building’s length and volume with a meandering path that is anchored by a vital, dense core, and punctuated by social hubs.

Granite Tower Repositioning Denver, Colo.

A full-floor tenant amenity takeover and a public space refresh that introduces revenue-generating retail positions an aging asset to retain its majority tenant in a competitive market.

Hines T3 Midtown Atlanta, Ga.

Following the proof-of-concept with the award-winning mass timber T3 building in Minneapolis, DLR Group’s T3 Midtown will evolve mass timber as a new asset class.


Sustainability Report


Sustainability

The challenge of the century. One of the most pressing challenges in the century is to mitigate climate change caused by greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from human activities. Our environmental stewardship report for 2018 reflects our progress toward meeting the 2030 Challenge, the architecture industry’s charge to design carbon-neutral buildings and developments. Information in this report has been extracted from the estimated operational energy consumption, energy production, and energy optimization of DLR Group designs in 2018. Beyond these typical metrics of achievement, in 2018 we addressed other areas including exploration of innovative materials, indoor air quality, occupant comfort,wellbeing and productivity. These areas further expanded our thinking on sustainability and the role it plays within integrated design.

Raise the Bar DLR Group’s average reduction target of predicted energy use for our high-performance designs have consistently exceeded the national peer group average. In 2018, our integrated designs resulted in a 49 percent energy reduction than average buildings. While an improvement over the previous year, we are continuing to set aggressive internal targets and widen our performance design approach to reach our goal of meeting the 2030 Challenge on every new project by 2020.

The impact of DLR Group design choices for 2018 can be quantified in these tangible ways The amount of water in

619

U.S. Olympic-size swimming pools

The emissions from

71,000

passenger vehicles

The amount of carbon sequestered by

393,000

acres of forest

The amount of energy consumed by

36,000

homes in a year

Read our 2018 Environmental Stewardship Report


Awards


Fifty South Sixth Repositioning: @9 Amenity Center Minneapolis, Minn.

Excellence in Design Award CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women)

DLR Group Denver: The Hub Denver, Colo.

Crystal Award American Society of Interior Designers

Google Kirkland Kirkland, Wash.

Commercial Sustainability Award Rethinking the Future

Hines T3

Minneapolis, Minn.

Distinguished Building Award AIA Chicago Innovator’s Award CoreNet Midwest


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