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.
Published on Sep 3, 2014
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