The Central & Wolfe Campus 245
Sunnyvale, California, USA
The Central & Wolfe Campus presents
ecologies, or biomes, are natural systems
grove of established redwood trees and a
technology workplace architecture that is
deﬁned by climatic and geographic conditions.
two-story, standalone amenity building with
forward-thinking, environmentally attuned and
Converging biomes, which are dynamic and
spaces for dining, retail and athletics.
ﬂ uid, are known as an ecotone.
The design creates a walkable, green campus
As a series of individual buildings within a
concrete structural system for thermal
with distinctive architectural features and
landscape, the site is woven together to
mass and slab overhangs for shading. The
amenities. Recognizing how progressive
create a whole. The buildings are organically
design uses green roofs for insulation and
companies perform, the campus offers a
shaped forms that billow and curve
water puriﬁcation and reclaimed water for
high-performance workplace with more
according to the plan. The sections that
irrigation, ﬂ ushing and cooling tower supply.
than 200,000 square feet of contiguous,
cantilever outward speak to the dynamism of
Photovoltaic arrays crown the roofs of the
ﬂexible ofﬁce ﬂoor plates contained within a
convergence and ﬂ uidity.
buildings and parking structure. The long,
Annual EUI: 50 kBTU / sf / yr 40% below ASHRAE 2007
Sustainable strategies include using the
striking form that is both human-scaled and surrounded by nature.
◄ aerial view
sinuous facades of the elliptical forms create The campus is organized around a landscaped
solar gradients that continuously diminish and
central quadrangle. Each building sits atop
self-shade the buildings throughout the day.
Lessons from nature inspired the design
podium parking and features an internal
principles for the site organization and
courtyard designed for year-round use, with
Anticipating LEED Platinum certiﬁcation, the
building forms. The design inspiration comes
pedestrian pathways connecting all facilities
project is designed to be a net-zero-energy-
from the project’s environment, in which two
and outdoor spaces. The central quadrangle
convergent site ecologies come together. Site
contains an amphitheater located within a
2014 design annual
770,000 sq. ft. / 71,535 sq. m.