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TD Ameritrade Headquarters + Operations Center 237

Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Completion: 2013 Annual EUI: 61 kBTU / sf / yr

Organized by the specific demands of a

To address these parameters, the design

ideal solar orientation for natural daylighting

global corporate headquarters and

organizes the building into two distinct

and passive heating. The rainscreen facade

operations center, the 12-story, LEED

volumes: a low pavilion that occupies the

and landscape design are finely tuned to the

Platinum-certified building serves as a high-

length of the site and a mid-rise tower

local environment. Combined with the high-

tech, sustainable icon for the region.

that hovers above the pavilion and gives

performance building envelope, the simple

the facility a regional presence. A

geometry creates a powerful expression of

The team facilitated a highly collaborative

“pedestrian highway” makes it easy for

sustainability and an iconic marker

design process. By engaging all design and

employees to move around.

in the landscape.

clear solution that improves collaboration

The 75,000-square-foot floor plate

To maximize energy efficiency, the team

among TD Ameritrade's corporate, technology

accommodates large work groups and

designed the exterior wall as a unitized

and operations teams.

campus amenities. It also houses covered

rainscreen with laminated glass panels. This

parking and frames the garden landscape

system provides a continuous R-value of 20

Accommodating 1,700 employees, the

toward the existing campus. This garden is

and helps reduce energy use by 50 percent.

program is organized into two distinct

a continuous green lawn that connects the

The south tower facade features a unitized

groups. TD Ameritrade’s operations required

lobby, main circulation paths and a semi-

curtain wall system with sun shades and

contiguous, 75,000-square-foot workspaces

public, two-story dining and event building.

interior light shelves that send usable light 35

41.3% below ASHRAE 2007

engineering disciplines, they produced a

combined with training and technology

feet into the tower floor plan while creating

facilities. The corporate administration group

A flexible open plan enables TD Ameritrade

needed an adaptable, 25,000-square-foot

to adapt the layout of business groups as its

open floor plate for smaller business units.

needs change. The tower’s primary orientation is toward the campus garden, the

◄ street view

desirable views to the landscape.

2014 design annual

530,000 sq. ft. / 49,240 sq. m.


2014 HOK Design Annual