RESIDENTIAL / MIXED-USE
ZGF Architects LLP is an award-winning architectural, planning, and interior design firm with offices in Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles, Washington, DC, New York, and Vancouver, BC. Our portfolio features a diverse mix of projects for both private and public institutions, including work for healthcare, research, academic, civic, corporate, and commercial clients. ZGF has designed a number of urban developments that include residential units— apartments, condominiums, and senior housing—along with a mix of office and retail. In addition, we have designed housing on college and university campuses across the country that provide a variety of living and learning environments, and various levels of amenities. The firm also has a long history of collaborating with cities, developers, institutions, students, and other stakeholders to create innovative solutions for highly sustainable campuses and communities in which people can work, learn, and live. Our design philosophy is centered on the premise that excellence should be reflected in each and every aspect of a building—its fit within the community and campus, its function and relationship to users, its building systems, and its cost. This dedication to design excellence at every level has resulted in numerous national, regional, and local awards, including the prestigious Architecture Firm Award from the American Institute of Architects, which recognizes the firm’s “high standards, humanistic concerns, and unique ability to capture the spirit of a place and the aspirations of its inhabitants.”
At the onset of the development process we determined that we would pursue LEED-Platinum certification for the Twelve | West project. ZGF demonstrated leadership and innovation with out-of-the-box solutions to design problems. From the propertyâ€™s green roof to its four rooftop wind turbines, every detail of the live, work and play experience was evaluated and made more efficient to encourage sustainable behavior by the end users. I think the design team did nothing short of a stellar job of making that happen. MARK EDLEN, MANAGING PRINCIPAL, GERDING EDLEN DEVELOPMENT
SU DEVELOPMENT 11210 Mixed-Use Development
ZGF IS PROVIDING PROGRAMMING AND DESIGN FOR THIS 263,266 GSF MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT. THE NEW RESIDENTIAL TOWER WILL SERVE AS A DYNAMIC FRONT DOOR TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND OFFERS UNOBSTRUCTED VIEWS, RETAIL SPACE, 439 PARKING STALLS BELOW GRADE AND 23 STORIES OF APARTMENTS ABOVE A THREE-STORY PUBLIC PODIUM KNOWN AS MARKET HALL.
The design balances undulating fluidity with hard, striated linearity, inspired by the power and grace of the collision of water and land that has shaped and reshaped the Pacific Northwest’s topography and natural beauty. Dramatic glass façades, known as “waterfalls” provide views of Lake Washington, and the mountains provide extensive daylighting and form an elegant transition from tower to sky. Supporting the 4
client’s commitment to building community, Market Hall will serve as a thoroughfare that invites pedestrians inside and connects two busy streets. The hall will feature skylights, large expanses of operable glass walls and water features, united by a terraced landscape.
JSC M2 REAL ESTATE / BANK OF GEORGIA Dighomi Neighborhood Master Plan
ZGF IS CURRENTLY PROVIDING CONCEPTUAL MASTER PLANNING AND ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN SERVICES FOR JSC M2 REAL ESTATE IN TBILISI, THE CAPITAL OF THE COUNTRY OF GEORGIA.
The goal for the 12.6-hectare site on the north edge of central Tbilisi is to create a modern neighborhood for 5,000 residential units and 645,834 SF of commercial space that reflects the best practices of modern western development. The concept for the new neighborhood includes a variety of housing types, from rowhouse to apartments to point tower, that will support a mixedincome population and be distinguished from the typical Soviet-style housing blocks in adjacent developments. Located next to the Kura River, the public realm design incorporates green infrastructure strategies to manage
stormwater and enhance the diverse open spaces, including residential courtyards, retail plazas, and playfields. The project is anticipated to be completed in three phases over a 10-year period.
GERDING EDLEN DEVELOPMENT COMPANY Twelve | West Mixed-Use Building
ZGF DESIGNED A NEW 22-STORY, 550,000 SF MIXED-USE BUILDING IN PORTLAND’S EMERGING WEST END DISTRICT. THE BUILDING FEATURES 17 FLOORS OF APARTMENTS, FOUR FLOORS OF OFFICE SPACE THAT SERVE AS ZGF’S HEADQUARTERS, RETAIL ON THE FIRST FLOOR, AND FIVE FLOORS OF BELOW-GRADE PARKING.
The residential units, referred to as Indigo @ Twelve | West, rise above the surrounding rooflines and have unobstructed views in all directions. The building offers a mix of studios, one-, two-, and three-bedroom units ranging in size from 541 to 2,125 SF, and three floors of penthouse homes. The interior material palette was chosen specifically to optimize the light coming into the homes and varies along with the individual layout options. Concrete was left exposed at ceilings and walls where possible for a loft-like feel. Natural 8
light was maximized by orienting living and bedroom spaces along the floor-to-ceiling glass curtain wall of the building, while operable windows and balconies provide natural ventilation. Sustainable materials were used throughout the apartments, such as bamboo veneer casework in kitchens and bathrooms, carpet with 25%-recycled content in bedrooms, granite counter tops in kitchens and baths, PVC-free window coverings, zero-VOC paint, low-flow plumbing fixtures, and Energy Star appliances. The project is double LEED Platinum®.
CARROLL INVESTMENTS LLC The Eliot Tower
ZGF WAS DESIGN ARCHITECT FOR THIS 18-STORY RESIDENTIAL CONDOMINIUM TOWER AND PLAZA IN PORTLAND’S GROWING WEST END DISTRICT.
Overlooked for decades, this mixed-use area is undergoing a renaissance of new housing spawned by Portland’s keen interest in urban living, nearby cultural venues like the revitalized Portland Art Museum, and new streetcar service that links the area to other emerging districts in the central city. The 362,406 SF Eliot Tower consists of two levels of below-grade parking and 223 condominiums, with units ranging in size from 518 SF to 2,982 SF. The first floor includes 10,000 SF of retail space with direct access from the pedestrian street level. There are also two-story townhouses with convenient access from the street. The project’s design features an aluminum and glass curtain 12
wall with glass planes of multiple sizes that combine for a proportionate, abstract effect. The Eliot Tower achieved LEED Silver® under the LEED for Neighborhood Development pilot program (this effort was managed separately by Green Building Services). With its location, size and diversity of activity, the building has become a catalyst for the area’s social, economic, and cultural transformation.
UNICO PROPERTIES LLC The NV
ZGF, IN ASSOCIATION WITH ANKROM MOISAN, DESIGNED THE NV, A 26-STORY, 376,634 SF, FULL-BLOCK MIXED-USE RESIDENTIAL TOWER SITTING ABOVE A TWO STORY PODIUM WITH TWO LEVELS OF BELOW GRADE PARKING IN PORTLAND’S PEARL DISTRICT.
The project includes 284 for rent units featuring full views of downtown and the Willamette River anchored by ground-floor retail and adjoined by two landscaped public plazas. Designed to appeal to a variety of lifestyles, The NV consists of six different unit types including townhouses and lofts. To blend with the neighborhood, the building is grounded by the richly hued clinker brick podium with a landscaped roof containing amenities such as an outdoor kitchen, fire pit, children’s play area, and yoga studio. The 252-foot tower rising above the podium is rotated off the city 14
grid to optimize views and enhance privacy for tenants. Clad in textured and colored stainless steel shingles, it captures and reflects the changing light. The NV has a certification goal of LEED Gold®.
CITY CREEK RESERVE INC. City Creek Redevelopment
1 99 West South Temple 2 Cascade 3 Regent 4 Richard’s West 5 Richard’s East 6 City Creek Landing Apartments
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
ZGF, IN ASSOCIATION WITH FFKR AND IN COLLABORATION WITH CALLISON AND HOBBS+BLACK, PLANNED AND DESIGNED THIS MIXED-USE REDEVELOPMENT IN DOWNTOWN SALT LAKE CITY, WHICH ENCOMPASSES NEARLY TWO FULL CITY BLOCKS, TOTALING ROUGHLY 20 ACRES.
City Creek is comprised of five newly constructed high-rise and mid-rise condominium buildings, referred to as the Residences at City Creek, and one office building, along with a network of landscaped pedestrian plazas and water features that connect and unify the development. The project includes 545 residential units, 1,040,000 SF of retail space, 75,816 SF of office space, and a 5,000-car parking garage. Its design is consistent with the context of the surrounding urban architecture, with compatible openness, scale, and
materials. The living units in each of the residential towers provide views of the surrounding area. Interesting stylistic differences in the buildings are reflected in the layouts of the units—housing in the more traditional buildings have conventionally arranged spaces, while the more modern buildings offer unit layouts with distinctive open plans. As a participant in the new LEED® for Neighborhood Development rating system, City Creek integrates the principles of smart growth, urbanism and green building into its design and construction. All of the completed buildings have achieved LEED Gold®. The retail component of City Creek includes a 1,225-footlong replica of its namesake, City Creek, complete with cascading waterfalls and live fish. An active water fountain in the center of the retail features the world’s most intricate retractable roof to-date.
CITY CREEK RESERVE INC. Richards Court at City Creek
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
ZGF DESIGNED RICHARDS COURT AS PART OF THE CITY CREEK REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT. AS THE GATEWAY BETWEEN TEMPLE SQUARE AND CITY CREEK, RICHARDS COURT WELCOMES RESIDENTS AND VISITORS ALIKE TO SALT LAKE CITY’S NEW METROPOLITAN CENTER.
The project is comprised of two buildings totaling 209,000 SF. Richards Court East and West are each 10 stories, providing 53 units and 38 units, respectively. The unit options range from 1,000 SF studios to 3,200 SF penthouses. Among other amenities, access to private and secluded outdoor spaces is provided for all residents, including a park-like terrace for social gatherings. Richards Court is LEED Gold®. Sustainable features include energy efficient building systems, highperformance exterior glass, recycled content materials, paints and finishes that release minimal fumes and 18
chemicals, plumbing fixtures that reduce water consumption, and energy efficient appliances.
CITY CREEK RESERVE INC. 99 West South Temple at City Creek
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
ZGF DESIGNED THIS 30-STORY ICON ON THE SALT LAKE CITY SKYLINE, WHICH OVERLOOKS THE ENTIRE VALLEY AND SURROUNDING MOUNTAINS, OFFERING DRAMATIC VIEWS IN EVERY DIRECTION.
The distinctive, 346,000 SF tower features a total of 185 units, including studios, one-, two- and threebedroom units, and seven penthouse apartments. Classical in proportion and rich with detail, 99 West South Temple’s corner presence anchors the development and announces one’s arrival to City Creek. The building meets the ground with a highly articulated stone façade that gives way to a light and airy brick tower. Shifting the footprint in plan allows a thinner profile for the building mass and provides additional corner windows for the residents. The stepping upper floors create sky terraces on the penthouse levels, and 20
allow the building’s mass to taper skyward. With floor-to-ceiling windows, high-quality finishes and a location within walking distance to extensive retail, restaurants, and entertainment, 99 West South Temple provides a new level of urban living for Salt Lake City residents. Sustainable use of recycled content and regional materials for construction, extensive natural daylighting, and a planned water-use reduction of 40% versus comparable buildings, led to the building achieving LEED Gold®.
CITY CREEK RESERVE INC. The Regent at City Creek
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
ZGF DESIGNED THE REGENT AS A CONTEMPORARY, 21-STORY TOWER FEATURING 158 RESIDENCES VARYING IN SIZE FROM STUDIOS TO PENTHOUSES, AND FLOOR PLANS THAT RANGE FROM 900 TO 2,700 SF.
The 285,200 SF building was designed to maximize views to the inspiring Temple Square and the Wasatch and Oquirrh Mountains. With floor-to-ceiling windows, the living spaces are modern, bright, and open. The equally modern façade, composed of glass and stone, creates subdued reflections of the surrounding cityscape. Each of the building’s four corners are carved away to create protected exterior terraces, and a gentle curve on the west façade enables views back to Temple Square, and projects a dynamic presence from within the retail environment. A pool and terrace on the third floor provide additional 22
amenities for residents, in addition to the restaurants and shops on the ground floor. The building has achieved LEED Gold®.
DANIELS REAL ESTATE Stadium Place Mixed-Use Development
STADIUM PLACE IS THE CENTERPIECE OF THE 1,100,000 SF NORTH LOT DEVELOPMENT, A TRANSFORMATIONAL MIXED-USE PROJECT THAT INCLUDES TWO CITY BLOCKS AND NEARLY FOUR ACRES OF PREVIOUSLY UNDEVELOPED LAND THAT WAS USED FOR EVENT PARKING FOR TWO ADJACENT PROFESSIONAL SPORTS VENUES IN SEATTLE’S SOUTH DOWNTOWN.
Ideally located next to the region’s primary transit hub, the project is the largest transit oriented development in the Pacific Northwest, adding necessary 24/7 live-workplay vitality to a previously uninhabited part of Seattle’s urban core. The 675,000 SF Phase 1 Stadium Place was designed to simultaneously blend with and quite literally reflect the buildings within the adjacent historic Pioneer Square, making a bold statement about the rejuvenation of the district and acting as a catalyst for 24
future development. Two distinct but complementary residential towers—The Nolo and The Wave—form Stadium Place and rise above a shared retail and parking podium, each offering 360 degree views of the city and a range of indoor and outdoor amenities for residents. The 11-story Nolo mimics the scale and character of the adjacent historic masonry buildings and is aimed at attracting residents who desire loft style living with high ceilings, raw finishes, and open floor plans. The 26-story Wave has a faceted and deliberate ethereal quality, offering an upscale living experience. The project is LEED Silver®.
TOUCHSTONE CORPORATION Tilt 49 & AMLI ARC Mixed-Use Project
ZGF PROVIDED PLANNING AND DESIGN FOR A 307,296 SF, 11-STORY OFFICE BUILDING, PART OF A LARGER 700,000 SF MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT IN SEATTLE’S BURGEONING DENNY TRIANGLE NEIGHBORHOOD.
A continuous façade envelops both towers and unifies the development while contrasting curtainwalls and fenestration distinguish between the office and residential components. Working with both the client and Amazon, the tenant, the design team created a floorplate that easily adapts to evolving workplace trends and tenant needs and provides a flexible office environment. Healthy building strategies include circadian lighting and extensive daylighting, open space amenities, above- and below-grade bike parking, locker rooms, and a communicating stairway in the lobby with environmental graphics to encourage movement 28
throughout the building. Retail spaces, including three pop-up shops with flexible leasing options, occupy the ground level to activate and unify the pedestrian experience. The building is LEED Gold®.
VULCAN INC. Block 48, Westlake and Denny
ZGF, IN ASSOCIATION WITH ANKROM MOISAN ASSOCIATED ARCHITECTS, IS DESIGNING VULCAN’S 900,000 SF BLOCK 48 MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT IN SEATTLE’S SOUTH LAKE UNION NEIGHBORHOOD.
The design team is working with Vulcan to develop a 450,000 SF, 470 unit residential tower and a 450,000 SF office tower above a retail podium that is functionally driven, sustainably responsible, financially viable, and highly adaptable to market demands and tenant needs. Reacting to neighboring buildings, height restrictions, and nearby Denny Park, the design is appropriately scaled and accommodates public amenities and open space on the ground plane and also on roof top gardens featuring stunning views of the mountains and Puget Sound. The development
will be LEED Gold® and meet the 2030 District Energy Reduction requirements.
BOSA PROPERTIES 2014 Fairview
LOCATED ON A PROMINENT SITE IN SEATTLE’S TRANSFORMING DENNY TRIANGLE NEIGHBORHOOD, THE 2014 FAIRVIEW PROJECT IS A 41-STORY RESIDENTIAL TOWER THAT DRAWS DESIGN INSPIRATION FROM ITS SITE AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITY.
Sitting on a triangular site at the intersection of two city grids, the fluid building form takes its cues from the shorelines of Lake Union and Elliott Bay. The organic design imparts a gentle sense of movement and protest and will be one of the most distinct towers in the Seattle skyline. The building’s cohesive massing elevates the streetscape experience with a strong presence on all three street frontages, enriching the public realm and creating a neighborhood landmark.
The program includes 445 residential units located above a three-story podium that includes 10,000 SF of retail space, 35,000 SF of amenity space, and five floors of below-grade parking. This dynamic form maximizes daylight, creating elegant and contemporary interior spaces with a warm and open feel. Amenities include a fitness center, lounge, business center, and a rooftop terrace that takes full advantage of the surrounding views of both the natural and built landscape.
CAPSTONE PARTNERS Esterra Park Mixed-Use Project
ZGF PROVIDED MASTER PLANNING AND DESIGN FOR THE RE-ENVISIONING OF AN EXISTING 28-ACRE HOSPITAL CAMPUS INTO A LIVE/WORK COMMUNITY THAT INFUSES OFFICE, RESIDENTIAL, RETAIL, AND HOTEL COMPONENTS WITHIN AN URBAN PARK SETTING.
The neighborhood mixes a range of uses into an active, urban, walkable development surrounding a new park amenity that brings together the Microsoft Corporation headquarters, the Bel-Red commercial corridor, and the forthcoming adjacent Light Rail plaza. The development will include 1,500 multifamily residences, 1,200,000 SF of office space, and a 195-key hotel. ZGF’s updates to the original master plan ensured a more pedestrian-friendly neighborhood, while maximizing phasing options and constructability of the 11-building development. To increase synergies with nearby activity 36
centers, ZGF repositioned the office components adjacent to the Microsoft campus, relocated the hotel next to the planned Light Rail hub, and placed residences closer to the retail corridor. Upon completion of the updated master plan, ZGF led the design of the first 225,000 SF office building. With tech industry tenants in mind, the design emphasizes open floor plans with collaboration spaces incorporated throughout and flexible workspaces to allow individual tenants to tailor their space. A three-acre park forms the “front yard” for the entire neighborhood. Terraced walkways above an underground parking facility, gradual transitions from open green space to the urban edges of the neighborhood, and appropriate building setbacks offer those on foot a truly unique pathway at the nexus of the modern, innovative neighborhood.
ZGF has embraced our approach to make student and residential life seamless. Their work reflects our commitment to making residence halls that promote academic success and interaction between students and faculty members. MICHAEL EYSTER, ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT FOR STUDENT AFFAIRS, UNIVERSITY OF OREGON
OREGON HEALTH & SCIENCE UNIVERSITY The Gary and Christine Rood Family Pavilion
THE GARY AND CHRISTINE ROOD FAMILY PAVILION IS A NEW 72,000 SF GUEST HOUSE DESIGNED TO SUPPORT PATIENTS AND FAMILIES WHO TRAVEL LONG DISTANCES FOR SPECIALIZED TREATMENT AT OREGON HEALTH & SCIENCE UNIVERSITY (OHSU).
to reduce stress, build community, and promote healing for the entire family. Guests will also have access to an expansive outdoor area that includes a Zen garden and children’s park, designed with the needs of patients of all mobilities in mind.
As part of OHSU’s South Waterfront Campus, the guest house is designed to provide a supportive community and create an oasis of healing and stability for patients and their families. Situated atop a new parking garage and conference center, the five-story guest house will include 76 suites with 38 dedicated to pediatric patients and 38 for adult patients. Nine of the rooms include private kitchenettes to meet the needs of immunocompromised patients.
The interior design was developed as a reflection of the views provided by the unique location of the guest house. The north “city” side utilizes an urban, active, and sophisticated palette while the south “garden” side is warm, comfortable, and bright.
Onsite amenities such as communal kitchens, a fitness room, and an indoor children’s play area are designed 40
Ideally located just a block away from the Portland Aerial Tram, patients are connected via a four-minute ride to the OHSU Marquam Hill Campus ensuring easy access to all treatment facilities.
WHITMAN COLLEGE Residence Hall & Dining Facility
WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON
ZGF PROGRAMMED AND DESIGNED A NEW 60,000 SF RESIDENCE HALL FOR SOPHOMORES AND A NEW ENHANCED DINING HALL TO SERVE THE ENTIRE CAMPUS.
Based on residential studies that Whitman conducted, it was determined that sophomores currently dispersed throughout the campus would benefit from a centralized space that encouraged a community identity. The sophomore experience is different from that of freshmen in that they prefer more privacy, but also want to strengthen the community experience they established in their first year. The new residence and dining hall provides 150 beds for and features nine clusters of 16-17 student rooms; each cluster forms a community that connects to larger common areas with a lounge, a community kitchen, meeting and study rooms, and television and game rooms. It is also includes space for 42
the sophomore class to assemble for special events. The 500-seat dining facility will operate with extended hours and provide more meal options, outdoor seating, and flexible meeting spaces. It is designed around a “market” concept where food stations and seating are interspersed to create a variety of options and activities, enhancing the overall dining and student life experience. Sustainability was a key consideration for the project. In addition to using low-emitting materials and materials with high recycled and regionally sourced content, the energy-efficient MEP system allows for ducted ventilation to the student rooms, which increases indoor air quality. This is coupled with water-efficient plumbing fixtures and solar PV panels to further reduce the building’s environmental footprint.
PROJECT ECOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT Courtside Mixed-Use Student Housing and Skybox Apartments
THIS FAST-TRACK, LEED GOLD® APARTMENT-STYLE HOUSING PROJECT WAS DEVELOPED SPECIFICALLY FOR THE STUDENT POPULATION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, AND IT IS THE FIRST OF ITS KIND TO BE BUILT ADJACENT TO THE CAMPUS.
This five-story mixed-use housing project is located in the rapidly changing East Campus district next to the new Matthew Knight Arena and other planned University housing projects. The program of 47 threeand four-bedroom units was developed to fit with and respond to the University’s current and future housing needs. Housing 172 students, the facility offers students easy access to 2,000 SF of retail space, as well as state-of-the-art security, wireless internet services, and an on-site attendant. It is a dynamic, modern design reflecting the direction of this emerging arena district 46
and establishing new standards of design excellence and technology for privately developed housing in the area. Beyond being designed to achieve LEED Gold®, all aspects of the design support the evolution of the students’ lives, as well as their ethics regarding the environment.
PROJECT ECOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT The Emery
THIS 118-UNIT, 88,000 SF, MIXED-USE RESIDENTIAL BUILDING PROVIDES HOUSING FOR ADULT STUDENTS ATTENDING PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY, OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY, AND OREGON HEALTH & SCIENCE UNIVERSITY.
The ground level includes a residential entry lobby, retail podium, building support spaces, and bicycle parking, as well as two restaurants. The building exterior is designed to enhance the character of the area with an engaging urban form. The upper levels are clad with materials that are durable, innovative, and respect the traditions of craft established by the surrounding industries. Conceived and designed to maximize space and offer a smart living environment, the apartments capture as much daylight as possible with large windows that also offer inspired views. A 50
shared lounge on the second floor acts as a central living room and includes a large community table, a fireplace, a video screen, and interaction areas for both work and play. The building, designed to achieve LEED GoldÂŽ, incorporates sustainable design strategies, such as a green roof, high-performance glazing, highly insulated walls, daylighting and access to views, natural ventilation, low-flow fixtures, and the use of sustainable materials. Flow-through stormwater planters are placed next to the residential and retail entries to showcase rain events.
REED COLLEGE The Grove: Bidwell, Aspen, Sequoia & Sitka Houses
REED COLLEGE HAS EXPERIENCED A CONTINUAL INCREASE IN THE NEED FOR STUDENT HOUSING IN RECENT YEARS. ZGF WAS COMMISSIONED TO PREPARE A COMPARATIVE EVALUATION OF EXISTING STUDENT HOUSING TYPES AT REED AND A NUMBER OF OTHER CAMPUSES IN THE REGION.
In particular, housing types were sought that would encourage juniors and seniors to reside on campus and at the same time involve them socially and intellectually. In an effort to meet this need, four new residential facilities—the Bidwell, Sitka, Aspen, and Sequoia Houses—were designed and built to accommodate 125 students. This 64,025 SF expansion fulfills a development phase outlined in the College’s Master Plan. The new LEED Silver® facilities are smaller and more intimate than is typically seen on college 52
campuses, with 20 to 30 students in each dormitory. Each of the three-story buildings has a unique design and, together, form a new quadrangle, creating a village environment. They are also a visible demonstration of a long-standing campus commitment to the environment and sustainability. The buildings feature natural daylighting and ventilation, sustainable interior and building materials, and construction practices that protected local streams and rivers, and encouraged recycling.
REED COLLEGE Bragdon Hall
ZGF DESIGNED AND SITED THE NEW BUILDING TO BLEND INTO ITS NATURAL SETTING IN ORDER TO MINIMIZE ITS IMPACT ON THE SITE.
Bragdon Hall is a two-and three-story residence hall located in a heavily wooded area adjacent to an environmental zone and Reed Lake. Housing 65 students, the new 26,211 SF building replaced three smaller residential halls built in the 1960’s located in the same area. The facility contains two large lounges, 65 single and double rooms, toilet rooms, kitchens, and other support facilities. Working in close collaboration with the College, ZGF planned the building to foster interaction among students. Special interaction spaces were created in large, open lounges that also provide
easy access to the residents’ rooms. These two-and three-story lounges connect all levels of the building, and offer views of Reed Lake.
GEORGE FOX UNIVERSITY Le Shana Hall
ZGF DESIGNED THIS NEW RESIDENCE HALL AT GEORGE FOX UNIVERSITY, WHICH HOUSES 120 THIRD- AND FOURTH-YEAR STUDENTS.
The three-story, 40,150 SF building provides apartment-style units, each with three double bedrooms, and a shared kitchen / dining / living room. Each floor has seven such units with a shared “hearth” space for small student gatherings. The main floor of the building provides a lounge, café, and computer facilities both for its own residents and those living in the adjacent University Hall. These amenities are housed in a small and architecturally special pavilion, physically connected to Le Shana Hall and visually connected to University Hall. The pavilion opens onto a terrace and an outdoor community space facing Hess Creek and nestled between the two buildings. Le Shana
Hall matches the materials, colors and form of the neighboring University Hall, and features red brick walls with aluminum windows, a composition-shingle gable roof, and painted siding. The project utilizes a number of passive and active sustainable design strategies and is LEED-certified. Systems to handle building heating, cooling, and ventilation are based on principles of thermal mass, and natural convection to create a healthy environment with low running costs.
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON Living Learning Center
DESIGNED BY ZGF, THE LIVING LEARNING CENTER INTEGRATES CAMPUS LIFE WITH THE ACADEMIC MISSION OF THE UNIVERSITY, SOMETHING THAT HAS DIMINISHED IN RECENT DECADES AS STUDENT HOUSING HAS INCREASINGLY BEEN SEPARATED FROM ACADEMIC BUILDINGS.
Such integration has been found to improve both student retention and scholastic performance. The 120,000 SF Center includes 387 beds, mostly in traditional double-occupancy rooms, housed in two buildings. The facility has two classrooms, a seminar room, and one large classroom that doubles as a performance space. Both student productions, as well professional productions, are held in the performance space, providing another dimension to the student experience. A café provides the social center for the 58
project. The Center’s energy-saving features include both passive and active strategies that seek to reduce and handle loads most efficiently. Passive systems include natural daylighting to all occupied spaces, fixed external shading of all south-facing windows, natural ventilation to all occupied rooms, and natural cross ventilation of first-floor public spaces. Building systems include high-performance glazing and framing, and increased wall and roof insulation. Premium efficiency motors are used throughout the building, as well as high-efficiency water-cooled condensers, air-to-air heat recovery units, and waste water heat recovery.
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON Global Scholars Hall
THE GLOBAL SCHOLARS HALL, DESIGNED BY ZGF, IS A 459-BED STUDENT HOUSING FACILITY WITH A VARIETY OF LIVING SPACES, COMMON AREAS, AND ACADEMIC SPACES FOR FRESHMAN AND UPPER-LEVEL UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
The 195,000 SF building provides a dynamic learning environment for students seeking a comprehensive academic experience, particularly those enrolled in the Robert D. Clark Honors College, College Scholars, or the Global Scholars language programs in Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, German, and French. The building includes a 160-seat Fresh Market Café and a multi-use performance space that can seat 180 for formal dining, 240 in classroom seating, and 300 in theater-style seating for lectures and performances. Five additional classrooms accommodate 20, 35, 62
and 60 students. The residence hall includes a learning commons—a suite of spaces to accommodate group study, with a full-time librarian dedicated to support the use of information technology. Larger spaces are used for scheduled classes during the day and for informal study spaces that can be reserved after hours. There are also dedicated language cafés with in-language news service and other language-specific programming. For the first time in the University’s history, residence hall academic programs are supported by a resident scholar. The building met the University’s sustainable development policy and achieved LEED Gold® certification.
WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY Kaneko Commons
A TASK FORCE ESTABLISHED BY WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY RECOMMENDED THAT THE UNIVERSITY’S EXISTING RESIDENTIAL LIVING MODEL BE REVAMPED TO IMPROVE CAMPUS LIFE PROGRAMMING, ENHANCE STUDENT GOVERNMENT, AND ENRICH CONNECTIONS BETWEEN STUDENTS AND FACULTY. ZGF’S SOLUTION WAS TO CREATE A NEW MODEL THAT CONSISTS OF A RESIDENTIAL COMMONS SYSTEM THAT COMBINES CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES WITH CO-CURRICULAR EDUCATION
The first of four buildings to establish that system, Kaneko Commons, designed by ZGF, includes 68,235 SF of new construction and an 8,708 SF renovation. Kaneko Commons, a 151-bed addition to Kaneko Hall, has eight different student housing options, including suites and apartments. The mix of student suites and 66
apartments was determined by student input at several focus groups. All new units have private bathrooms. Dining options include apartment kitchens, community kitchens, and an enlarged food service and dining area that supports the Asian influence of Tokyo University. The project includes study rooms, seminar rooms, classrooms, multi-purpose areas, traditional television lounges, and laundry facilities. Sustainability played a significant role in the design process. Environmentally responsible elements include water-source heat pumps, a rainwater-reclamation reservoir, and photovoltaic panels on the roof that supplement the electricity supply for the building and serve as shading devices for the atrium. Kaneko Commons is LEED Gold®; it is the first LEED project on Willamette’s campus, and sets a precedent for future buildings.
UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND Trimble Hall
ZGF DESIGNED TRIMBLE HALL, A 58,100 SF, 184-BED RESIDENCE HALL, WHICH IS ORGANIZED IN VARYING SUITE SIZES RANGING FROM THREE TO SIX BEDS PER SUITE.
Each suite is furnished with a bathroom, kitchenette, and a common living area. Trimble Hall has a multipurpose living / learning room for large gatherings, classes, and special lectures. Additionally, it provides a serving kitchen and curricula space for 20 to 24 people in a seminar-room setting. This space is used by many student special interest groups, faculty, and staff. The building also provides a guest room with its own bath for visitors, and a two-bedroom apartment unit for visiting faculty or new faculty in transition. ZGF spent several days on the campus interviewing students, conducting
focus group meetings, and observing how the students used the social spaces in their residence halls. This input was directly applied to the design of the building.
ZGF has worked hard to create comprehensive urban environments that support community life in a self-sufficient and highly sustainable way. NEWCITY SKYLINE MAGAZINE
CENTURY GROUP / SURREY CITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION 3 Civic Plaza
SURREY, BRITISH COLUMBIA
RISING TO 52 STOREYS AND HOME TO WESTERN CANADA’S FIRST MARRIOTT AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION HOTEL, 3 CIVIC PLAZA IS SET TO LEAVE ITS MARK AS THE FINAL PIECE TO THE CITY OF SURREY’S NEW CIVIC PLAZA.
The tallest tower south of the Fraser River, 3 Civic Plaza features 353 residential units, five floors of office space, a 144-room hotel, a rooftop garden, state-of-the-art fitness facility, and a sweeping ‘great room’-style central lobby that unites the building’s many uses. 3 Civic Plaza has been innovatively designed to complement its surroundings while adding an iconic quality to Surrey’s emerging City Centre. Establishing a vision for the project was very much a forward-thinking exercise: not simply a matter of responding to the existing context of the area, but to envision the Civic Plaza of the future. Part of the unique challenge in this was to determine 72
a mix of uses that would appropriately respond not only to the existing City Centre, but to what the City Centre will be years from now. The particular challenge of structurally-different uses was addressed through a unique solution: an innovative external concrete shear wall with distinctive window openings. The building element allowed for flexibility in planning the configuration of space, circulation, and structure to best suit each use. This is but one of the project’s unique features. In addition, the integration of natural ventilation, hydronic heating, and connection to a district energy system improve human comfort and are sustainable design strategies.
CENTURY GROUP Southlands Master Plan
TSAWWASSEN, BRITISH COLUMBIA
SOUTHLANDS IS A COMPREHENSIVE MASTER PLAN FOR A 537-ACRE SITE THAT INCLUDES 950 DWELLINGS OF VARIOUS TYPES ARRANGED AS A VILLAGE SURROUNDED BY FARM LANDS, PROTECTED HABITATS, AND A NETWORK OF PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE PARKS AND GREENWAYS.
Themed around the concept of urban agriculture, the village includes a working farmstead, a public farmers market and square, a community building, an organic community garden, a heritage house, and barns. At the core of the village is a high street featuring residential units above the retail space, as well as a mix of small and large cottages, multi-dwelling manor houses, row houses, apartment-style residences, and livework studios. When completed, this master-planned
community will be one of the leading examples of its kind in Canada.
COASTAL GREENLAND LIMITED Xinghai Mixed-Use Development
DA LIAN, CHINA
ZGF MASTER PLANNED THIS 3,444,451 SF (320,000 SM) MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT TO BRING A NEW URBAN EXPERIENCE TO THE EXISTING XINGHAI SQUARE IN DA LIAN.
After forging an alliance with the owner to pursue design excellence, ZGF produced a design that responds to the context of the site and creates a sensible development with a new urban mix. The entire development will be completed in two phases. ZGF was commissioned to design only the first phase of implementation, which consists of 2,368,060 SF (220,000 SM) of high-end apartments, retail, and parking, and was completed in 2011. The second phase will add additional office, hotel, retail and parking spaces.
GUANGZHOU CITY CONSTRUCTION & DEVELOPMENT HOLDINGS Yantai Urban Mixed-Use Complex
ZGF COMPLETED THE PLANNING AND BUILDING CONCEPT DESIGN FOR THIS 3,928,289 SF (364,950 SM) PROJECT LOCATED WITHIN THE YANTAI ECONOMICS DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT IN SHANDONG.
The completed project will be a mixed-use city hybrid combining a hotel, a club, and an ecological park with office space, retail, and high-end housing. Commercial and retail space will total 1,684,014 SF (156,450 SM), while the residential component is planned at 2,244,275 SF (208,500 SM). The concept of the planning is to provide a vivid environment for urban living, recreation, and social activities. The open, inviting style will create a focal point for the city. Tiandi Plaza—a large urban park adjacent to the east side of
the project—amplifies the landmark effect of the project. Changjiang Road on the north side of the project provides a dynamic atmosphere for the retail environment.
SICHUAN CHANGHONG PROPERTY COMPANY, LTD. ChangHong JinYu Center Mixed-Use Development
JING DEZHEN, CHINA
ZGF WAS SELECTED TO DESIGN THIS MAJOR MIXED-USE PROJECT IN JING DEZHEN, WHICH WILL BRING A NEW URBAN EXPERIENCE TO AN ABANDONED INDUSTRIAL SITE NEAR THE CENTER OF THE OLD CITY.
The 5,381,955 SF (500,000 SM) project is being completed in multiple phases. Overall, the mixed-use development will include 4,951,399 SF (460,050 SM) of housing, and 430,556 SF (40,000 SM) of commercial and retail, as well as 5,000 parking spaces. The goal is to create a new landmark residential neighborhood in Jing Dezhen. The first and second phases of the project are completed, and the third phase is under construction.
SICHUAN CHANGHONG PROPERTY COMPANY, LTD. Hefei Meiling Mixed-Use Project
HEFEI CITY, CHINA
ZGF DEVELOPED A MASTER PLAN AND ARCHITECTURAL CONCEPTS FOR A NEW 5,936,017 SF (551,474 SM) DISTRICT IN HEFEI CITY, CHINA.
The area is designed to be a mixed-use, self-sufficient residential district with 3,784,591 SF (351,600 SM) of residential units integrated with an elementary school, shops, restaurants, entertainment venues, and services. The site, which used to contain old factories and is now a City rehabilitation project, is situated between a major road and the Nan Fei River. Active streets connect one to the other, establishing an open-block concept and alternative to a traditional fully-enclosed residential district.
COASTAL GREENLAND LIMITED Silo City
ZGF HAS DESIGNED, AS PART OF A COMPETITIONWINNING SCHEME, A MASTER PLAN AND ARCHITECTURAL CONCEPTS FOR 9,256,963 SF (860,000 SM) OF DEVELOPMENT ON A NEW 62-ACRE DISTRICT IN BEIJING, CHINA.
The area is designed to be a mixed-use, self-sufficient 6,135,428 SF (570,000 SM) residential community with more than 5,000 residential units integrated with schools, a medical clinic, shops, restaurants, entertainment venues, and services. The master plan is based on a greenway that lies diagonally across the area and serves as a central spine of amenities for the development. Active streets of retail run diagonally through residential districts, establishing an open-block concept and an alternative to traditional residential district structures. The design team looked to successful 84
districts in the United States that embody the lifestyle and image the developers were seeking to compare the way these neighborhoods handle density, housing types, and amenities for residents. This helped the team to define a successful mix for the new urban district to attract young professionals and first-time home buyers with active lifestyles. The project was completed in several phases over four parcels of land.
GUANGZHOU CITY CONSTRUCTION & DEVELOPMENT HOLDINGS Nanhai City Center
ZGF DEVELOPED A CONCEPT DESIGN FOR THE NANHAI CITY CENTER COMPETITION.
The project site encompasses three blocks within a total site area of 336,415 SF (31,254 SM) in downtown Nanhai. The design integrates 2,919,280 SF (271,210 SM) of mixed-use development comprised of 1,075,336 SF (99,902 SM) of residential housing; 1,001,044 SF (93,000 SM) of commercial and retail space; and underground retail, parking, bus terminal, and public areas in a 842,900 SF (78,307 SM) area. The creation of optimal pedestrian circulation—in the form of underground and sky bridge connections, as well as the integration of a subway station located directly below the development—was a critical component of ZGF’s design concept.
LAVENUE INVESTMENT CORPORATION Mixed-Use Tower Concept Design
HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM
ZGF IS SERVING AS DESIGN ARCHITECT, IN ASSOCIATION WITH A LOCAL FIRM, TO DEVELOP CONCEPTS FOR A 710,000 SF (66,000 SM), 37-STORY MIXED-USE TOWER THAT WILL BE LOCATED ALONG A PROMINENT BOULEVARD IN HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM. THE SITE IS TWO BLOCKS AWAY FROM THE U.S. EMBASSY.
The mixed-use building marries hospitality, gaming, residential units, and residential amenity space into a single iconic composition, while breaking down the mass of the building to allow for individual branding opportunities for these programmatic components. The program at the base of the tower includes a residential lobby and hotel functions, such as ballrooms, meeting rooms, restaurants, two floors of retail, and a casino. Rising above the six-story podium is a 220-room five-star hotel, as well as 240 high-end residential units. 88
The developer is seeking a building with a timeless and international flavor that also connects with Vietnamese culture and regional influences. The project will be the new standard for high-performance mixed-use buildings in Ho Chi Minh City.
ADDITIONAL HOUSING PROJECTS CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (CALTECH)
The Bechtel Residence
CALIFORNIA LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY THOUSAND OAKS, CALIFORNIA Mogen Hall Student Residence
LEGENDS CONDOMINIUMS PORTLAND, OREGON LEWIS AND CLARK COLLEGE PORTLAND, OREGON Phase Two Housing Expansion and Residential District Master Plan Update
MILLENNIUM TOWER SEATTLE, WASHINGTON OAK PLACE PORTLAND, OREGON OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY PORTLAND, OREGON West International House and Marketplace West
PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY PORTLAND, OREGON College and Jackson Streets Housing Master Plan
Residential Enhancement Report Foster, Scholz and MacNaughton Residence Halls
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON EUGENE, OREGON East Campus Residence Hall Residential Area Conceptual Study Residential District Development Analysis
UNIVERSITY OF PORTLAND Residence Hall
Bosa Properties 2014 Fairview 34
JSC M2 Real Estate / Bank of Georgia Dighomi Neighborhood Master Plan 6
Unico Properties LLC The NV 14
Capstone Partners Esterra Park Mixed-Use Project 36
Lavenue Investment Corporation Mixed-Use Tower Concept Design 88
University of Oregon Global Scholars Hall 62
Carroll Investments LLC The Eliot Tower 12
Century Group Southlands Master Plan 76
Oregon Health & Science University The Gary and Christine Rood Family Pavilion 40
Century Group / Surrey City Development Corporation 3 Civic Plaza 72
City Creek Reserve Inc. 99 West South Temple at City Creek 20 City Creek Redevelopment 16 Richards Court at City Creek 18
Willamette University Kaneko Commons 66
The Grove: Bidwell, Aspen, Sequoia & Sitka Houses 52
S Sichuan Changhong Property Company, Ltd. ChangHong JinYu Center Mixed-Use Development 82 Hefei Meiling Mixed-Use Project 83
G George Fox University Le Shana Hall 57 Gerding Edlen Development Company Twelve | West Mixed-Use Building 8 Guangzhou City Construction & Development Holdings Nanhai City Center 86 Yantai Urban Mixed-Use Complex 80
Vulcan Inc. Block 48, Westlake and Denny 32
The Emery 50
Coastal Greenland Limited Silo City 84
Daniels Real Estate Stadium Place Mixed-Use Development 24
Reed College Bragdon Hall 56
University of Puget Sound Trimble Hall 68
Project Ecological Development Courtside Mixed-Use Student Housing and Skybox Apartments 46
The Regent at City Creek 22
Xinghai Mixed-Use Development 78
Living Learning Center 42, 58
SU Development 11210 Mixed-Use Development 4
T Touchstone Corporation Tilt 49 & AMLI ARC Mixed-Use Project 28
Whitman College Residence Hall & Dining Facility 42
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