OFFICE / 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 corporate, commercial, research, academic, civic, and healthcare clients. ZGF has extensive experience in the planning and design of office environments for corporations, foundations, public agencies, and academic users, including Microsoft Corporation, Nintendo of America, Clif Bar & Company, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. General Services Administration, among others. The firm has designed a growing number of mixed-use buildings that are comprised of office, residential, and retail components. In addition to these projects, ZGF’s portfolio also includes master plans, design guidelines, and strategies for the development and redevelopment of distinct districts, as well as the infrastructure to support their phased implementation. 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, its function and relationship to users, its building systems, and use of valuable resources. 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.”
ZGF assembled a team of innovative thinkers who were completely invested in learning and understanding the intricacies of the Clif Bar values and culture. They were passionate about creating an environment that supports our way of life. BRUCE LYMBURN, GENERAL COUNSEL AND SECRETARY, CLIF BAR & COMPANY
HANNA ANDERSSON Headquarters
HANNA ANDERSSON, A PORTLAND-BASED CHILDREN’S CLOTHING COMPANY, ENGAGED WITH ZGF TO RENOVATE 43,400 SF OF SPACE IN ADJACENT TWO-STORY HISTORIC BUILDINGS IN PORTLAND FOR ITS HEADQUARTERS.
The transformed space speaks to the company’s culture of collaboration and innovation with the key driver in the design being openness and transparency. The new layout allows departments to easily and naturally collaborate in the process of design and merchandising. It includes expanded design and conferencing space for 12 departments in an entirely open office environment, while also allowing room for anticipated employee growth and brand evolution in the coming years. The building is comprised of two floors with an open connecting staircase. It is influenced by the brand’s Scandinavian roots of simple, clean lines, natural woods 4
and concrete, and maximized daylight. A backdrop of white walls, reclaimed pine with a whitewash finish, white Corian countertops, and white laminate and birch workstations serve as a canvas for the brightly colored and patterned textiles that the Hanna Andersson brand is known for. The new office includes areas for the resource library, customer service center, bistro, and catering kitchen with an adjacent event space. Throughout the facility, informal gathering spaces have been created for collaboration. The wall between the two historic buildings was partially removed to provide openness and connectivity. Original Douglas fir columns were stripped and a new ceiling system with exposed ductwork was installed to provide continuity in look and feel across the two buildings.
FRED HUTCHINSON CANCER RESEARCH CENTER SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
SINCE 1987, ZGF HAS PROVIDED MASTER PLANNING, SITE SELECTION, PROGRAMMING, AND DESIGN FOR THE BUILD-OUT OF MORE THAN 1,300,000 SF FOR THE FRED HUTCHINSON CANCER RESEARCH CENTER (FHCRC).
With steady growth since its inception in 1975, the FHCRC made the decision to consolidate its four major divisions, which had been dispersed throughout more than a dozen buildings near downtown Seattle. The goal was to create an interdisciplinary campus-like setting in an urban environment that would improve the Center’s functional organization, accommodate future expansion, and provide a comfortable environment for its researchers. Users expressed the importance of creating a spirit of community equal to the need for high-quality, flexible laboratories, offices, and spaces for meaningful interaction. The resulting master plan defines an urban 8
campus of interrelated yet separate buildings that can stand alone, but are connected aesthetically and functionally by covered walkways and bridges, and can be built in phases over time. The development of the campus to date includes the Weintraub Basic Sciences Building and Hutchinson Human Biology Building (a R&D Magazine Laboratory of the Year Award recipient), the E. Donnall Thomas Clinical Research Building, the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, the Yale Building, and the LEED-Certified Robert M. Arnold Building, home to the Public Health Sciences Division. In support of the FHCRC’s commitment to the environment, the buildings are energy and water efficient, and offer ample daylight and views.
SEATTLE CHILDREN’S Faculty Physician Workplace Redesign
ZGF DESIGNED THE 16,274 SF SEATTLE CHILDREN’S FACULTY PHYSICIAN WORKPLACE, WHICH TRANSFORMED CLOSED, PRIVATE OFFICE SPACE INTO A HIGHLY COLLABORATIVE WORKPLACE ENVIRONMENT.
The new Faculty Physician Workplace Redesign at Seattle Children’s was designed to enhance care delivery team collaboration; blend education, research, and patient care; and optimize space utilization for physicians office space. The first-of-its-kind workspace required buy-in from an intergenerational physician staff and leadership that had previously been dispersed across the Seattle Children’s campus. The result is a paradigm shift in the way academic medical centers organize their workspaces, transforming closed, private office space to a highly collaborative environment. The workplace design concept is based around six-person 12
neighborhoods that balance collaboration with the need for privacy and contemplative workspace. The office space includes a mix of meeting spaces, including conference rooms, focus rooms, and phone rooms in a flexible, technology-rich setting. Utilizing Lean Design principles, the workspace houses physicians within the same building as the inpatient units which greatly decreases travel times for staff and faculty.
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.
KAUFMAN JACOBS Block 300 Interiors Renovation
THE BLOCK 300 (FORMERLY ROBERT DUNCAN PLAZA) BUILDING WAS ORIGINALLY DESIGNED BY ZGF FOR MELVIN MARK COMPANIES AND WAS LATER PURCHASED BY KAUFMAN JACOBS.
In 2013, two-thirds of the tenant space in Block 300 was vacated due to federal tenants relocating to the newly renovated Wendall Wyatt-Edith Green Federal Building. The building owner selected ZGF to renovate the interior and to help reposition it for Class A office space in order to attract new tenants. The renovated public lobby provides a more welcoming approach from the street, featuring a modern interior that includes a lounge seating area and double-sided fireplace. The pass through lobby has two entrances and uses light and wood to accentuate the space, as well as highly reflective surfaces to help provide volume. Hospitality 16
was a key design goal; the concierge desk was designed to hide the necessary security equipment. Behind the desk is a living green wall, serving as a focal point, visible from the elevator bay and the large conference room off the lobby. The lobby also houses an interactive art installation that adds texture, as well as interest, particularly for the children who attend the daycare located on the ground floor. A camera inside catches the movements of people passing by and reflects the movement with light; it is the only North American commercial installation of a Phillips Organic Light Emitting Diode. The team incorporated numerous green updates into the design, which has achieved LEED GoldÂŽ.
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 18
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.
CLIF BAR & COMPANY Clif Bar Headquarters
THE 75,000 SF CLIF BAR HEADQUARTERS, DESIGNED BY ZGF, TRANSFORMS AN ORIGINAL WORLD WAR II VALVE MANUFACTURING FACILITY INTO A WORKPLACE HAVEN FOR THE OUTDOOR ENTHUSIASTS AT CLIF BAR & COMPANY, A LEADING MAKER OF ORGANIC SPORTS NUTRITION FOODS AND HEALTHY SNACKS.
The space celebrates the inherent natural light and volumetric space of a repurposed warehouse, while capturing the company culture and connecting employees to the outdoors through “biophilic” interior design. From custom door pulls made from repurposed bike frames to the largest “smart” solar array in North America—which provides most of the office’s electricity needs—the adaptive reuse focuses on Clif Bar’s core values to sustain its brands, its business, its people, its community, and the planet. The project 20
is LEED Platinum® certified for Commercial Interiors. The headquarters features an open office working environment, a research and development kitchen, an employee wellness area, on-site childcare, theater space, and a café. ZGF recently completed an expansion of the headquarters and developed an additional 32,000 SF that includes 180 new workstations, as well as collaborative workspaces with connections to the existing Clif Bar space. Recycled climbing rope art and recycled wood are used throughout the addition to reflect the company lifestyle and culture.
J. CRAIG VENTER INSTITUTE J. Craig Venter Institute La Jolla
LA JOLLA, CALIFORNIA
ZGF PROGRAMMED AND DESIGNED THIS 44,607 SF BUILDING, WHICH IS COMPRISED OF LABORATORY AND OFFICE / DRY RESEARCH SPACE ABOVE A PARTIALLY BELOW-GRADE PARKING STRUCTURE, IN RESPONSE TO THE CLIENT’S CHALLENGE TO HAVE A BUILDING THAT GENERATES MORE ENERGY THAN IT CONSUMES.
The J. Craig Venter Institute is a leader in genomic research, with a commitment to environmental stewardship. The LEED Platinum® facility has been designed with a net-zero energy footprint, and is one of the greenest buildings in the country. The team’s holistic approach to design revolved around energy performance and water conservation. To reduce energy loads and optimize the mechanical system, the computational laboratories and administrative spaces are located in one wing, and wet laboratories occupy the other. Ground 24
level wet laboratories utilize an easily reconfigurable “plug and play” casework system that encourages transparency and creates an environment that can be rearranged overnight. The dry wing provides open and private offices, formal meeting areas, temporary visitor stations, and informal open modular seating to support administrative and research activities and to foster collaboration. Two arrays comprising 26,124 SF of photovoltaic surface are predicted to exceed the building demand, pushing excess power generated back into the grid. The systems have been refined to be completely integrated and work together to achieve the energy performance goals.
CONRAD N. HILTON FOUNDATION Headquarters, Phase 1
AGOURA HILLS, CALIFORNIA
ZGF MASTER PLANNED AND DESIGNED THE NEW HEADQUARTERS FOR THIS CHARITABLE FOUNDATION. THE 44-ACRE CAMPUS, LOCATED IN THE SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS, HAS BEEN DESIGNED TO RESPECT ITS NATURAL SETTING AND TO ADAPT TO THE REGION’S ENVIRONMENT.
The development of this contemporary office campus provides the Foundation with a central headquarters to operate, maintain, and coordinate its long-term charitable projects. The full build-out of 90,300 SF of office space and support facilities will be implemented over four phases, along with site improvements. Phase 1 is a 22,240 SF, LEED Platinum® office building featuring a reception area, meeting rooms, and a convenience kitchen with casual seating. To reflect the Foundation’s primary objectives of providing innovative solutions 28
to maximize energy efficiency and environmental protection, the building has been designed to achieve net-zero energy, and to set a regional precedent for environmental stewardship. Sustainable design features include a green roof, solar energy panels, passive heating and ventilation systems, and a stormwater collection system.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN INSTITUTE Rocky Mountain Institute Innovation Center
ROCKY MOUNTAIN INSTITUTE’S NEW 15,600 SF OFFICE BUILDING IN BASALT IS A PHYSICAL MANIFESTATION OF THE ORGANIZATION’S WORK AND VALUES. IT MAXIMIZES ENERGY AND RESOURCE EFFICIENCY, WHILE CREATING A STRUCTURE THAT COMPLEMENTS AND STRENGTHENS THE LOCAL COMMUNITY AND SERVES AS A DEMONSTRATION FACILITY FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE INTEGRATED DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGIES.
Designed to be a 100-year building, the ZGF team utilized a variety of tools to create a LEED Platinum®, net-zero energy building that meets the Passivhaus infiltration standards and in fact has achieved Passive House Institute (PHIUS) 2015+ certification. Intended to demonstrate deep green results, the project includes a super-insulated building envelope with structural
insulated panels; a cross-laminated timber structure; integrated operable external shading optimized for passive heating and cooling and daylighting; natural ventilation; photovoltaics; and multiple connections to the outdoors. The project seeks to minimize impacts on the environment and dependency on fossil fuels by reducing energy loads and prioritizing passive design principles. Located in a harsh climate with an Energy Use Intensity goal of 17.2 kBtu/SF/yr, the project team used an Integrated Project Delivery approach to promote a collaborative, incentive-based design and construction process.
NINTENDO OF AMERICA Headquarters
ZGF DESIGNED NINTENDO OF AMERICA’S CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS FACILITY TO CONSOLIDATE STAFF FORMERLY LOCATED IN MULTIPLE OFFICE BUILDINGS INTO A HIGHLY FLEXIBLE, FUNCTIONAL, AND SUSTAINABLE MODERN WORK ENVIRONMENT.
The four-story, 300,000 SF office building is located within a 10-acre park-like setting, and houses 650 employees in an efficient, open floor plan. The design maximizes natural daylight and views to the outdoors, minimizes the building’s overall footprint, and appropriately balances Nintendo’s corporate culture and identity as an innovative interactive entertainment and gaming industry leader. The project also features a 5,000 SF data center, cafeteria, and museum, as well as a three-story, stand-alone parking garage.
The LEED-Gold certified facility reflects the client’s desires for a high-performance work environment and commitment to socially responsible business practices. Sustainable features include a 75,000 SF naturally-vegetated living roof, an under-floor displacement ventilation system, recycled and rapidly renewable building materials, exterior shading devices, and on-site bioswales. The living roof, which is accessible to employees, offers a place of respite. It also provides building insulation; serves as a habitat for native vegetation, birds, and insects; and detains and purifies stormwater.
MICROSOFT CORPORATION REDMOND, WASHINGTON
ZGF’S ONGOING RELATIONSHIP WITH MICROSOFT SPANS MORE THAN 20 YEARS, OVER 30 PROJECTS, AND 7,000,000 SF OF NEW AND REMODELED OFFICE BUILDINGS.
Each of these efforts has required site-specific solutions that respond to Microsoft’s corporate culture and identity and provide flexible environments for evolving tenant requirements and workplace configurations. Bear Creek Office Building Building 111 Building 115, Tenant Improvements Building 16, 3rd Floor Tenant Improvements Building 18 Building 88
73,000 SF 102,000 SF 28,000 SF 40,000 SF 140,000 SF 217,000 SF
Buildings 121 and 122 Buildings 30, 31, and 32 Buildings 34 and 35 Buildings 83 Building 42 Building 44 Buildings 31 and 43 Cafe Cedar Court Highlands Campus International Offices Redmond Town Center (Buildings 5 & 6) West Campus Building C Studios
360,000 SF 400,786 SF 491,160 SF 275,000 SF 200,000 SF 158,000 SF 33,831 SF 421,110 SF 3,000,000 SF 22,000 SF 176,000 SF 733,649 SF 159,900 SF 70,000 SF
MICROSOFT CORPORATION Microsoft Building 16
ZGF PROVIDED PROGRAMMING AND DESIGN SERVICES TO TRANSFORM THIS 40,000 SF INTERIOR SPACE TO MEET MICROSOFT’S CURRENT WORKPLACE ADVANTAGE (WPA) 2.0 INITIATIVES.
This renovation project was part of Microsoft’s ongoing transition from a culture of private offices to an open plan, teamwork based workplace environment supported by a range of common spaces. The design concept is based around an open environment segmented into a series of quiet but interactive team “neighborhoods” surrounding collaborative group community activity areas. The plan encourages synergy in accordance with specified guidelines while at the same time incorporating occupant specific features to accommodate the various business units who occupy
the space. The Design-Build project incorporated many of the principles and processes of an Integrated Project Delivery method.
MICROSOFT CORPORATION Microsoft Building 18
ZGF PROVIDED DESIGN SERVICES FOR THE RENOVATION AND TENANT IMPROVEMENTS TO MICROSOFT BUILDING 18, AN EXISTING THREE STORY, 140,000 SF FACILITY, WITH PRIVATE OFFICES AND LONG CORRIDORS THAT LEAD INTO AN OPEN PLAN, TEAMWORK BASED WORKPLACE ENVIRONMENT.
The project’s design goals included enabling agility and speed by removing barriers between people, and providing for choices and flexibility; creating a balance of spaces that support all types of work, from formal to casual, and from team to individual; celebrating achievements and fostering community with dynamic gathering spaces; and embracing the energy of work in process by providing the tools needed for collaboration and innovation. Implementing WPA 2.0, functional teams are organized into neighborhoods of 12 to 18 that 48
share a range of support spaces, including team rooms of varying sizes. Wayfinding is enhanced by a graduated pattern of fiber cement board panels and reinforced by a curved “smile” wall and light tube emanating from branded light boxes. A centrally located, light filled “hub” provides the social heart of the building. It is open to floors above and below, connected by a central stair, and includes kitchen, dining, and informal seating. The bottom floor of the hub includes a highly flexible “workshop” designed to encourage collaboration across feature teams. Each neighborhood is fully reconfigurable with the ability to implement changes coinciding with product launch cycles.
MICROSOFT CORPORATION Microsoft Buildings 30, 31, 32
ZGF PROVIDED PROGRAMMING, ARCHITECTURE AND INTERIOR DESIGN SERVICES FOR 400,000 SF OF OFFICE SPACE IN BUILDINGS 30, 31, AND 32 ON MICROSOFTâ€™S MAIN CAMPUS. THE PROJECT ALSO INCLUDED A 20,700 SF CAFETERIA SEATING 350, PLUS TWO PARKING GARAGES PROVIDING 1,450 SPACES.
The design features three office buildings and a shared cafeteria, nestled in a sloping site on the Microsoft campus. Buildings 30, 31, and 32 established a new identity, as a stand-alone complex, carefully integrated into the forested landscape; designed to appeal to the Microsoft staff. Office buildings extend naturally toward the landscape and are centered on a three-story daylit atrium. Internal circulation routes are anchored by daylit lounges and feature open views at corridor ends. The design responds to specific goals including: 52
optimizing efficiency and flexibility of tenant planning; providing clarity of wayfinding; encouraging convenient interaction and group identity; and maximizing visual connections to the outdoors. The project was designed and built on an accelerated schedule, working closely with the contractor in the pre-construction phases.
MICROSOFT CORPORATION Microsoft Building 44
ZGF DESIGNED THE RENOVATION AND TENANT IMPROVEMENTS FOR MICROSOFT’S BUILDING 44, A 158,000 SF, THREE-STORY BUILDING.
Using Microsoft’s Workplace Advantage 2.0 Design Guidelines, the design team worked closely with the users to hone the size and functional requirements of the open plan, neighborhood team concept, and the extent to which it would provide flexibility with the business unit’s future needs. The interior palette is a modern, industrial interplay of natural Pacific Northwest materiality and pops of whimsy. The work stations are surrounded by a range of support spaces, including conference rooms, focus rooms, and open meeting areas. The lobby features an organic plant wall, eye catching artwork, and a bright blue spiral staircase symbolizing the tenant, Microsoft’s Azure team. 54
MICROSOFT CORPORATION Microsoft Building 83
ZGF PROVIDED PROGRAMMING AND DESIGN SERVICES FOR THE SHELL AND CORE OF THE FOUR-STORY, 275,000 SF BUILDING 83.
Using Microsoft’s Workplace Advantage 2.0 and a process of “mapping the program” onto the site, the ZGF team designed a building with four wings connected by a large central atrium, which creates a network of interconnected workplace neighborhoods that function together to create an integrated whole. Each wing is bathed in natural daylight and establishes a visual link to the outdoors. Highly flexible work spaces accommodate multiple work styles, and formal and informal meeting areas surround workstations to promote active collaboration. The intersection of the wings forms an atrium that contains organic break out spaces of various
sizes to foster both planned and unplanned interaction. Connective elements, such as walkways and stairs, differ in location and size and enhance the connection to meeting areas and the diverse functions of each level, while exposed glass elevators convey the active workplace environment.
MICROSOFT CORPORATION Microsoft Building 88
ZGF LED THE 217,000 SF INTERIOR RENOVATION OF MICROSOFT BUILDING 88. THE PROJECT INTEGRATES 750 OFFICES WITH FLEXIBLE COMMUNITY AND TEAM SPACES TO CREATE A HIGHLY COLLABORATIVE AND SUSTAINABLE WORK ENVIRONMENT.
The project integrates 750 offices with flexible community and team spaces to create a highly collaborative and sustainable work environment. The design features enclosed, yet translucent, individual offices interspersed with small “touch down” meeting spaces that are fully-wired to support the high-tech work that takes place within the facility. Teaming areas with work tables, tack surfaces, and white boards encourage creative collaboration; and large “think tanks” that directly connect to kitchenettes create a lounge-like atmosphere for larger impromptu 60
meetings. Demountable wall systems are adaptable to meet the needs of diverse project teams. The interior environment reflects the progressive nature of the building’s inhabitants; salvaged wood tables combine rustic and modern design elements and display the environmental sensitivity that was a priority throughout the project. The project is LEED-Gold certified.
MICROSOFT CORPORATION Microsoft Building 111
ZGF PROVIDED PLANNING AND DESIGN FOR THE RETROFIT OF BUILDING 111, A 102,000 SF HIGHPERFORMANCE OFFICE SPACE THAT RESPONDS TO MICROSOFT’S ONGOING COMMITMENT TO THE ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS PRACTICES.
Home to one division of Microsoft’s human resources department focused on the recruitment of college graduates, the design concept is intentionally lively and fun, with a special emphasis on offering public spaces to support the mobile workstation needs, and collaborative and teamwork functions typical of a younger workforce and Microsoft’s unique culture. The renovation included the creation of a central atrium that punctuates all three floors (providing visual connections throughout the building), maximizes access to views and daylighting, 62
and generates an active public space where employees can interact and mingle. Café and social spaces are located along the atrium perimeter to further encourage connection and collaboration, while private work spaces, collaborative meeting spaces, and informal lounges occur on each floor. The project is designed to meet LEED standards and make the most efficient use of space and materials.
THE BOEING COMPANY North Towers Office Building
ZGF PROVIDED PLANNING AND DESIGN SERVICES FOR A 650,000 SF OFFICE BUILDING THAT WILL REFLECT THE CLIENT’S IMAGE OF TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE, PROVIDE A 21ST CENTURY WORKPLACE FOR EXISTING TALENT, AND SERVE TO ATTRACT THE NEXT GENERATION OF TALENT.
The high-performance workplace environment consists of primarily open office space with a mixture of conference, privacy, and break rooms. The open office plan is a workplace shift to promote increased communication, encourage interaction, and support collaboration. The project is sited on 19 acres and will accommodate 3,600 employees with 40,000 SF of amenities that include a lobby, cafeteria, coffee shop, employee service center, theater / multipurpose room, and mothers rooms. Sustainable strategies explored include the use of phase change materials and Biophilia, 64
an integrated design strategy which leverages natural elements (daylight, views, plants, water, etc.) in a building’s environment and has been shown to increase occupant productivity and well-being. The project is planned to achieve LEED Silver®.
ALTERNATIVE WORKPLACE – QUIET-PHONE ROOMS
These focal points allow for group pin-up space, open meeting tables, or private focus rooms. These spaces can be designed to be flexible for multiple uses and have the potential to take on a “landmark” quality with unique colors or motifs.
SHARED MEETING – BREAK AREAS
The hubs contain shared meeting and conference areas as well as common break areas. These hubs act as points of interaction and connection between the groups and will be centers of collaboration.
SHARED RESOURCE – SUPPORT SPACES
Distributed for convenience, departmental support spaces minimize access times and help scale the workspace into comfortable sizes. These spaces are primarily utilitarian but are designed with transparency to permit the daylight to pass into open plan.
INDIVIDUAL WORKPLACE – OPEN PLAN
Flexible, open and scaled into work groups of appropriate sizes for the culture, the character of the work group areas is modern, functional, and performance-driven. These spaces offer optimal lighting, long span structures for flexible planning, and functional ergonomic furnishings. INFORMAL MEETING
Informal meeting areas are placed along circulation paths where people in transit can hold ad-hoc meetings; chance interactions foster increased collaboration and knowledge sharing.
SAFECO INSURANCE COMPANY Redmond Campus, Master Plan, and Expansion
ZGF PROVIDED MASTER PLANNING AND DESIGN SERVICES FOR THE BUILD-OUT AND EXPANSION OF SAFECO’S 46-ACRE REDMOND CAMPUS.
The master plan allowed for a three-phase build-out to add 900,000 SF of office, cafeteria, conference and meeting space, and service facilities to promote and enhance employee interaction and productivity, and to attract and retain new staff. In addition to building on the strengths of the existing campus and addressing emergency access codes, ZGF’s plan separated pedestrian and vehicular circulation and incorporated a central greenway. The first two phases of the build-out, totaling 400,000 SF, were completed and included two 150,000 SF, three-story office buildings with two levels of below-grade parking for 820 cars; a 60,000 SF two-level data center; a 500-seat cafeteria and adjacent 66
conference center; a five-level parking garage for 720 cars; and a three-level below-grade garage for 460 cars. The 25,000 SF cafeteria serves as the heart of the campus, and links to the campus office buildings via covered walkways. Safeco has since sold the campus to Microsoft Corporation. ZGF was subsequently selected to design 540,000 SF of office space— Microsoft Buildings 81 and 83—on the campus.
GROCERY OUTLET INC. Headquarters Tenant Improvements
HAVING OUTGROWN ITS LONG-TIME HEADQUARTERS IN BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA, GROCERY OUTLET RETAINED ZGF TO PROGRAM AND DESIGN AN OFFICE SPACE THAT REFLECTS THEIR UNIQUE CULTURE AND EMBRACES PRINCIPLES OF HIGH-PERFORMANCE DESIGN.
The family-owned company—now in its third generation of leadership—relocated its headquarters to nearby Emeryville, into a converted one-story, 37,000 SF warehouse building. The design maximizes daylight from the building’s saw-tooth roof structure. In the new space, almost all staff (including the company’s co-CEOs) have open workstations. The departure from private offices better reflects the company’s nonhierarchical culture and allows more space for meetings and informal collaboration, as well as amenity spaces for
staff. The new office features dedicated areas for training, hoteling for visiting staff and vendors, “all-hands” meetings, and a test kitchen. Amenity spaces include a large lunch room with outdoor dining, and a gym with locker rooms. The design takes into consideration an adjacent 12,500 SF space for future expansion.
CID BIO-SCIENCE Headquarters
ZGF DESIGNED THE NEW HEADQUARTERS AND PRODUCTION FACILITY IN AN HISTORIC, WOOD-FRAMED, FORMER AMERICAN LEGION HALL ON THE BRINK OF DISREPAIR.
The renovation restored the original lodge-like quality of the space and created an open and flexible work environment for CID Bio-Science. This adaptive reuse created 12,000 SF of office and production space, while saving an important piece of the City’s history. The design approach celebrates “a Northwest style” and marries the influences from mid-century lodges with manufacturing warehouses. The lodge aesthetic was a key asset that the design team preserved, while showcasing the expansive wooden trusses that bring volume and grandeur to the space. The conference rooms, entry, and stairs along the 70
perimeter, respect the original character of the hall and preserve its rustic design and detailing. In addition, environmental responsibility and reuse of resources were key components of the restoration. All windows were replaced with double-pane windows that more closely fit the historical character of the building and significantly improved energy performance. New window openings were also added to dramatically increase natural daylighting.
PEARL IZUMI USA, INC. Pearl Izumi North American Corporate Headquarters
ZGF DESIGNED THE NEW PEARL IZUMI NORTH AMERICAN HEADQUARTERS BUILDING, LOCATED ON AN EIGHT-ACRE SITE AT THE FOOT OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS.
Expressing the dynamic simplicity of a modern design barn, the 55,000 SF building incorporates a dynamic, open workspace that is visually connected to a mezzanine loft, collaborative spaces, conference rooms, and the Shimano Experience Center. The palette of materialsâ€”concrete, glass, wood, naturally weathering steel, and accents of vibrant colorâ€”combines with high ceilings, abundant natural lighting, ideal solar orientation, and natural ventilation to link the interior space to the vast Colorado outdoors. The ensemble creates a comfortable and creative work environment for staff dedicated to product design and development. The high-energy workspace is balanced with amenities 72
that include a fitness room with showers and locker rooms, a living room, break areas, and a bike room. A protected courtyard, porches, and an outdoor amphitheater extend the social and work space to the outdoors. Future expansion is anticipated and planned for on the site, as well as additional adjacent property depending on growth.
INTEGRA TELECOM Headquarters Office Design and Relocation
ZGF LED THE DESIGN AND RELOCATION OF INTEGRA TELECOM’S CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS.
The design relocated employees from multiple floors in numerous buildings into one consolidated single floor space. The 80,000 SF office supports a desired shift in Integra’s workplace from traditional private offices and high-paneled workstations to an interactive open-office environment. All 425 employees are located in workstations, including Legal, Human Resources, and Executive staff, and organized into neighborhoods. Varying levels of privacy and sizes of meeting rooms provide different ways for employees to interact with each other. A large 1,200 SF café was designed with flexible furnishings and spaces for group interaction or quiet time and includes catered food and drink areas, as well as an indoor-outdoor connection to a large 76
green space outside. Environmental graphics plays an extensive role in the space, reinforcing Integra’s brand and culture with clients and employees, as well as providing wayfinding throughout the space.
CONFIDENTIAL SEMICONDUCTOR COMPANY Signature Office Building
AS PART OF A DESIGN-BUILD TEAM, ZGF IS THE ARCHITECT FOR THE WORLD’S LARGEST SEMICONDUCTOR COMPANY’S NEW 1,000,000 SF SIGNATURE FACILITY IN HILLSBORO, OREGON. THE SEVEN-STORY MIXED-USE MANUFACTURING AND OFFICE BUILDING IS DESIGNED TO DRIVE INNOVATION, PROVIDE EMPLOYEE COMFORT, AND CREATE A SIGNATURE ARCHITECTURAL PRESENCE THAT WILL SERVE AS A RECRUITING TOOL.
Located on an existing campus, the new flagship building supports expansion of the company’s research and development functions. It features a lobby and an atrium for welcoming and gathering; a cafeteria and coffee bar; state-of-the-art office space with collaborative support areas; a data center; and a
fitness center. To encourage the cross-pollination of disciplines and spur communication, the design features extensive natural daylighting, as well as warm and inviting materials and finishes that reflect the company’s mission. Collaborative spaces dispersed throughout the building are scaled smaller to be comfortable and less formal, providing a range of social settings between the small collaborative spaces and larger community areas within and around the atrium.
HAWAIIAN AIRLINES Koapaka Street Corporate Office Renovation
ZGF LED THE RENOVATION OF HAWAIIAN AIRLINES’ CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS IN HONOLULU.
The redesign reduced Hawaiian Airlines’ space from 118,000 SF to approximately 95,000 SF while adding 150 seats and shifting the work space from private offices and enclosed department suites to an interactive open-office environment. The new headquarters also has extensive training facilities for employees who are not based at the Headquarters but are required to visit for recurrent training. The new configuration accommodates approximately 600 work stations organized as long tables. Low screens are used to delineate individual spaces and provide partial seated privacy. This “benching” solution encourages interaction and collaboration while allowing the company to maximize space usage and respond to fluctuating staff 82
levels that result from continuously evolving operations and internal reorganizations. In addition, the openoffice environment includes areas throughout that were designed for easy transition between individual work spaces and meeting spaces. The cafeteria, with flexible furnishings and an indoor-outdoor connection to a large patio, is a multipurpose space that can also be used for large meetings or seminars. ZGF also assisted with change management for redefining the company’s approach to allocating meeting spaces, storage and support functions, as well as meeting with employees to maximize acceptance of the new, non-traditional space. ZGF collaborated with Hawaiian Airlines’ branding consultant, Winkreative, to apply overall branding concepts to the new space.
DIAMOND FOODS, INC. Innovation Center
ZGF PROGRAMMED AND DESIGNED THE DIAMOND FOODS INNOVATION CENTER TO HOUSE THE INNOVATION BUSINESS TEAM AND THE RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT TEAM, CENTRALIZING R&D ACTIVITIES THAT SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW PRODUCT LINES.
The new 7,350 SF center built of wood attaches to and expands an existing warehouse and shipping facility, creating a new entry for the company’s offices. Atypical for an office and research building, the two-story center is constructed of sustainably sourced wood that is resistant to weather, mold, rot, and insects—the result of a steam-and-pressure treatment that is chemicalfree. The building uses laminated beams for structural support and has clear-coated wood floors throughout, with large windows illuminating the interior and 86
providing views of adjacent wetlands. A thoughtfully designed sight line flows through spaces on the ground floor to a carefully placed window that frames a majestic oak tree growing outside. In addition to the lobby, the ground floor contains a kitchen, an innovation space for developing new products, and a unique sensory / tasting room with special lighting and HVAC systems that neutralize colors, odors, and other sensory input, eliminating distractions for taste-testers sampling new products. The upper floor houses open office space. A challenge with designing an all-wood office building is the four-foot limited floor-to-floor utility space, which required careful layout to accommodate the necessary utilities. The adjacent, restored wetlands, designed by ZGF landscape architects, serves as a naturallycultivated and functional amenity.
EPIC SYSTEMS CORPORATION Headquarters
ZGF PROGRAMMED AND DESIGNED EPIC SYSTEMS’ HEADQUARTERS CAMPUS, WHICH ACCOMMODATES 3,000 EMPLOYEES ON 338 ACRES AND WAS NAMED ONE OF THE 20 BEST PLACES TO WORK BY HEADQUARTERS MAGAZINE.
The design of the 730,000 SF headquarters creates a place that successfully transplants the existing corporate culture of Epic Systems, encourages collaboration between departments and fosters creative thinking and innovation. Thoughtful programming and design was important to break down the large size of the site and more than 1,000,000 SF of total build-out. The organizational character of the buildings is meant to express Epic’s corporate culture and creates smaller
communities to promote collaboration and maximize views and access to daylight. The campus includes a 2,000 car parking garage and a 20,000 SF cafeteria.
SECO DEVELOPMENT INC. Southport Office Complex
ZGF DESIGNED THE 750,000 SF OFFICE DEVELOPMENT, WHICH PROVIDES MODERN, FLEXIBLE OFFICE SPACE, WITHIN THREE 9-STORY BUILDINGS ALONG THE SHORES OF LAKE WASHINGTON.
Located on the site of a former 1930s power plant, the design team carefully considered how to address and remove remnants of the original plant, while creating a modern, healthy workplace environment. The design seeks to attract a wide range of tech industry tenants, with large floor plates ranging from 16,000 SF to 32,000 SF in an amenity-rich environment. The office buildings are linked together by a central lobby, shared meeting areas, and amenity spaces that connect people with the surrounding landscape. The design optimizes access to daylight and views to Lake Washington,
Mount Rainier and surrounding vistas while offering retail and restaurant space at the ground level. The development will include a six-story parking garage with capacity for 2,100 cars.
STATE OF WASHINGTON State Capitol 1063 Office Building
ZGF’S DESIGN OF THE 215,000 SF HIGH-PERFORMANCE OFFICE BUILDING WILL HOUSE THE WASHINGTON STATE PATROL, PORTIONS OF THE OFFICE OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, THE DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY, AND OTHER LEGISLATIVE AGENCIES. THE OFFICE BUILDING WILL BE THE FIRST NEW BUILDING CONSTRUCTED ON THE CAPITOL CAMPUS IN 60 YEARS.
It is being delivered through a fully-integrated Design-Build partnership with Sellen Construction. The design acknowledges the prominence of the gateway site—between the historic State Capitol Campus and downtown Olympia—and the history of ingenuity and innovation in the State of Washington. A nod toward the campus’ Olmsted Lawn is one of the overarching features of the design. The visual connection is carried from the “front porch” entrance 92
to the building, through the central atrium and up to the public access roof terrace, with views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. The design provides flexible, daylit workspaces anchored by shared conference and open-meeting areas in an active, collaborative, light-filled environment. The project is designed to achieve LEED Platinum®, meet ambitious energy-conservation targets—placing it in the top 1% of office buildings nationally—and includes a five-year performance guarantee on energy, operations, and maintenance.
THE COUNCIL OF INSURANCE AGENTS & BROKERS Corporate Office
ZGF DEVELOPED A STANDARDIZED APPROACH TO BOTH SPACE ALLOCATION AND OFFICE FURNISHING TO INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY AND COLLABORATION, WHILE ALSO PROVIDING FLEXIBILITY FOR GROWTH, BUT WITHOUT STRAIN ON INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS OR WORKFLOW.
The Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers (CIAB) is the leading association for national, regional, and international commercial brokerage firms and agencies. Their headquarters, located in Washington, DC, is both an office for a staff of approximately 60, and a welcoming space for visiting organization members. A strategic approach to workplace planning resulted in “future proofed” decisions that allowed CIAB to increase staff within its 15,000 SF office space while realizing space utilization efficiencies. The planning process 94
called for a decreased allocation of individual offices, and provided alternative workspaces to accommodate private phone calls and confidential meetings. Gains in efficiency were made through more effective layouts and circulation. A 10% allocation of space is dedicated to support areas, such as filing and storage, to allow for a more effective workplace. The event and public-facing space is organized to build a sense of community and designed for multiple purposes. A combination of small and large (formal and informal) meeting areas, team workrooms, production spaces, webinar rooms, and studio spaces are also provided for collaboration.
HUMAN LONGEVITY, INC. Headquarters
LA JOLLA, CALIFORNIA
HUMAN LONGEVITY INC.’S (HLI) NEW SPACE EMBODIES THE ORGANIZATION’S CULTURE AND REFLECTS ITS BUSINESS MODEL, EXEMPLIFYING COLLABORATION, INNOVATION, AND RESULTS.
Co-founded by J. Craig Venter, PhD, HLI is a genomics and cell therapy-based diagnostic and therapeutic company. In anticipation of rapid growth from a staff of 20 to approximately 100 employees over a period of one year, HLI relocated its headquarters to 25,000 SF of leased space in an existing building in San Diego, California. The space required careful planning to overcome a number of challenges, including restricted ceiling heights and limited natural light. ZGF designed the new space to provide a flexible and creative work environment, accommodating 150 employees in an open plan, with only a few private offices, and a variety of 98
collaboration spaces. Unique garden and study spaces provide ample options for occupants to collaborate in a natural and comfortable setting. The core elements, including shared conference rooms and wellness support spaces, serve as the central “tree” of the office. The dynamic form of the core helps to activate the space, while encouraging collective brainstorming and problem solving.
CONFIDENTIAL CLIENT Corporate Amenities Building
SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CALIFORNIA
ZGF HAS PROVIDED THE PROGRAMMING AND DESIGN FOR A 123,000 SF AMENITIES BUILDING TO UNIFY AND INCREASE THE DIVERSE HEALTHFUL LIVING SERVICES PROVIDED TO EMPLOYEES AT THIS GLOBAL COMPANY’S WORLD HEADQUARTERS CAMPUS.
The intent is to create a center that streamlines education, health and wellness activities. Aesthetically it is intended to look and feel like a cutting-edge, world-class retreat. An iconic building designed to connect with the campus and the landscape, both physically and visually, it will amplify the company’s commitment to the health, happiness and personal development of its employees. Program elements include a wellness center that supports both Eastern and Western medicine, physical therapy and dentistry. A spa features massage, sauna and steam rooms. 100
There is an Olympic-size pool; a fitness center for strength training and group classes; and a gym for court sports like basketball and volleyball, with spectator seating for 1,200 people that also serves as an assembly space for company events. Other functional support space includes a lobby, game room, locker room and laundry facilities, offices, and parking for 50 cars.
PORT OF PORTLAND Headquarters & Long-Term Parking Garage
THE PORT OF PORTLAND’S HEADQUARTERS BUILDING, DESIGNED BY ZGF, AT THE PORTLAND INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT SHOWCASES THE CLIENT’S COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES, WHILE REFLECTING A 21ST CENTURY CULTURE—ONE PORT—IN AN EFFORT TO INCREASE COLLABORATION AND FOSTER A TEAM ENVIRONMENT.
The 205,603 SF building consists of three floors of office space atop seven floors of public airport parking. The facility is located to the east of Portland International Airport’s main terminal building and is connected to the existing parking structure, serving as a new gateway to the airport. The design reflects a reorganization of the Port along functional lines, rather than departmental, and brings together staff in the Marine and Aviation Divisions previously dispersed in several Portland 102
locations. ZGF worked closely with the Port to develop new standards for office space to accommodate a shift from a closed office environment to primarily open plan—98% is open office, while 2% is private offices for those whose job functions demand privacy. Comfort and cost-effective solutions were a primary concern, as was telling the Port’s story through artwork. Open atria provide visual connections between the floors and assist with wayfinding, while enhancing communication. The project is LEED-Platinum certified and has been named one of the world’s most high-tech green buildings by Forbes magazine, as well as honored with a Smart Environments Award by the International Interior Design Association and Metropolis magazine.
U.S. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION Federal Center South Building 1202
ZGF DESIGNED THIS LEED-PLATINUM CERTIFIED, 209,247 SF FACILITY, WHICH TRANSFORMS A BROWNFIELD INDUSTRIAL WAREHOUSE SITE INTO A HIGHLY FLEXIBLE AND SUSTAINABLE WORKPLACE FOR THE U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS (USACE) SEATTLE DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS.
The concept for the building—the Oxbow—provides the greatest flexibility for work groups to expand and contract as needed, while the narrow floor plate optimizes daylight penetration. Open plan workstations surround the central “commons” that houses all shared resources, including conference rooms, kitchenettes, the library, and informal seating areas to encourage interaction and create a sense of community. The design integrates active and passive systems, materials, and strategies to achieve aggressive water and energy 108
saving requirements. The project is one of the first in the region to use structural piles for geothermal heating and cooling, as well as phase change material and thermal storage. Chilled sails and open office lighting were developed and manufactured specifically to help achieve aggressive energy targets. Daylight, solar control, an intelligent envelope, and a rainwater reuse system are also all integral to the high-performance design. The reclamation of 200,000 board feet of timber from a warehouse previously located on the site provides a dramatic interior environment. The building’s optimized form, systems, and orientation will enable the building to perform within the top 1% of energy-efficient office buildings across the country.
SHARED SUPPORT SERVICES
Zoned Internal Resource and Support Areas
Central Commons Area
NEIGHBORHOODS Work Groups
COMMUNITY CENTERS Flexible Team Spaces within Work Groups
U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY Region 8 Headquarters
IN RESPONSE TO THE U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY’S (EPA) MISSION TO “PROTECT THE PUBLIC’S HEALTH AND SAFEGUARD THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH WE LIVE, LEARN, AND WORK,” THE REGION 8 HEADQUARTERS WAS DESIGNED BY ZGF, WITH OPUS ARCHITECTS & ENGINEERS, INC., TO BE ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIVE IN BOTH CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION.
Consisting of nine stories of office space, two levels of below-grade parking, and ground-level retail, the new 292,000 SF building is a study in sustainable and mission-driven design. It is located on a remediated brownfield site, is LEED Gold®, features Denver’s first eco-roof designed specifically to treat stormwater, and serves as an example of, and a laboratory for, ongoing research into high-performance, integrated 114
design. Already teams have measured the building’s energy performance, surveyed its occupants with respect to comfort and performance, and observed the performance of its water management systems. The results of these undertakings have been shared with EPA officials, architects, developers and the general public via publication, conferences and building tours. The long-term hope for the facility is that it not only reflects and enlivens the urban neighborhood in which it is set, but that it will continue to inspire building teams to continue to push the boundaries of aesthetically intriguing sustainable design and urban renewal.
U.S. FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION FDA at Irvine, Regional Laboratory and District Office
ZGF, IN JOINT VENTURE WITH HDR, PROGRAMMED AND DESIGNED A NEW 133,470 SF BUILDING FOR THE U.S. FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION TO REPLACE AND CONSOLIDATE THE AGENCYâ€™S AGING LABORATORIES AND FORMER DISTRICT OFFICE.
Completion of this building facilitated a changing institutional culture and new work methods to address advances in technology and science. The facility is comprised of testing laboratories, laboratory services, and offices, along with a conference center, a dining area, a library, and a training area. Eliminating visual barriers between the office and laboratory modules was key to the design, as was harmonizing the building with its 10-acre site adjacent to a freshwater marsh reserve. The building is oriented so that both floors of offices have a view of the wetlands to the northeast; 116
laboratories on the south side face a landscaped parking lot. Although the project was awarded and designed prior to the establishment of the LEED system, many sustainable design features were incorporated as a matter of best practice. Located partially on a former landfill, the site was remediated prior to construction and landscaped with native and drought-tolerant species. In consideration of the adjacent wetland, bioswales were designed to capture rainwater for use in site irrigation. FDA at Irvine has been recognized with numerous awards, including the R&D Magazine Laboratory of the Year High Honors award.
U.S. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION Department of Homeland Security, St. Elizabeths East and West Campuses
ZGF HAS PROGRAMMED AND COMPLETED PRELIMINARY CONCEPTS FOR A NEW HEADQUARTERS COMPLEX FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS).
The new facilities will accommodate several DHS components: the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP), Transportation Security Agency (TSA), and other smaller components / agencies. The buildings will be located on the St. Elizabeths Hospital campus and will comprise approximately 2,921,150 SF of office space, conference, dining, SCIF, and support areas. Future spaces include a secure mail facility and three parking structures. The current plans include distributing the buildings between the West (and more historic) and East campuses to limit impacts on the historic buildings, 120
landscape, and circulation system. The design solutions feature relatively narrow office buildings, ideally oriented to maximize daylighting opportunities and to create internal and external landscaped courtyards. Nestling the new buildings among the renovated historic buildings required adequate separation to not undermine the historic character of the existing building while maintaining the unique modern aesthetic of the new buildings. The project incorporates innovative sustainable strategies to meet or exceed LEED GoldÂŽ requirements.
NATIONAL CAPITAL PLANNING COMMISSION / U.S. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION SW Ecodistrict Plan
ZGF DEVELOPED URBAN DESIGN AND SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGIES FOR THE SW ECODISTRICT, AN EFFORT LED BY THE NATIONAL CAPITAL PLANNING COMMISSION AND U.S. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION IN COORDINATION WITH 15 OTHER LOCAL AND FEDERAL AGENCIES.
The Plan aims to improve connections from the National Mall to the Southwest Waterfront, transforming the 10th Street SW and Maryland Avenue SW corridors south of the National Mall into a showcase of sustainability. The Ecodistrict will be an active, multimodal, mixed-use neighborhood of significant cultural attractions and public spaces, offices, residences, and amenities. Three main goals were established for the project: advancing recommendations in the Monumental Core Framework Plan; assisting the 122
federal government to meet the goals and objectives of Executive Order 13514â€”Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance through the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from government facilities; and transforming an existing federal employment center south of the National Mall into a model 21st century sustainable community, while enhancing the quality of life for pedestrians through the implementation of high-performance landscapes, infrastructure, and streetscapes.
CENTRAL UTILITY PLANT
OPTIMIZED BUILDING EFFICIENCIES
DISTRICT OPEN SPACE IMPROVEMENTS
SCIENCE CENTER / WEXFORD SCIENCE + TECHNOLOGY 3711 Science Center
ZGF, SUPPORTED BY UJMN ARCHITECTS + DESIGNERS, WORKED WITH THE UNIVERSITY CITY SCIENCE CENTER AND WEXFORD SCIENCE + TECHNOLOGY (A BIOMED REALTY COMPANY) IN A JOINT VENTURE TO PROGRAM AND DESIGN A NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART DEVELOPMENT IN PHILADELPHIA.
Founded in 1963 as the nation’s first urban universityaffiliated research park, the Science Center is located just west of Philadelphia’s Central Business District and covers both sides of Market Street between 34th and 39th Streets. The four-block campus covers approximately 17 acres and has been intensively developed with only several infill sites remaining available for development. A new master plan was adopted in 2005 that reflects the changing context of the park. ZGF designed the new development to 124
be built in two phases. The completed first phase, 3711 Science Center, is a 10-story, 401,032 SF research / medical office building with first floor retail and a parking structure. The top four floors house the research, support, and office spaces. The lower floors provide structured parking for 530 cars. Retail space fronts Market Street at street level. The building has achieved LEED Silver®. The second phase is a new 13-story building with flexible planning and services to support clinical and research laboratory activities, clinical treatment and retail space with approximately 357,251 SF. This project has achieved LEED Gold®.
SCIENCE CENTER / WEXFORD SCIENCE + TECHNOLOGY 3737 Science Center
ZGF WORKED WITH THE UNIVERSITY CITY SCIENCE CENTER AND WEXFORD SCIENCE + TECHNOLOGY (A BIOMED REALTY COMPANY) IN A JOINT VENTURE TO DESIGN A NEW 357,251 SF FLEXIBLE CLINICAL, OFFICE, AND RESEARCH BUILDING IN PHILADELPHIA.
At 13-stories, 3737 Science Center continues the architectural vocabulary established by 3711 Science Center to visually connect the contiguous buildings. As the anchor tenant, Penn Medicine University City occupies six-and-a-half floors for the Penn Musculoskeletal Institute, a surgery center, and allergy clinic, in addition to radiology, pharmacy, laboratory services, and administrative programs. Another Penn Medicine practice group, Good Shepherd Penn Partners, occupies one-and-a-half floors for its physical therapy practice. Future clinical, office or research 126
laboratory tenants will be supported on the upper floors. The interior environment is designed to enhance the patient experience. A glass-enclosed two-story clinical entrance and lobby with a patient drop-off area accommodates arrivals to the ambulatory center. A separate second lobby services the tenants on the upper floors. A landscaped public terrace encourages pedestrian activity and provides seating. This is the first approved clinical facility in the State of Pennsylvania to utilize active chilled beam technology with enthalpy heat wheel recovery. Having achieved LEED GoldÂŽ, the highperformance building envelope and mechanical systems aim to reduce energy and operating costs by 50%.
SCIENCE CENTER / WEXFORD SCIENCE + TECHNOLOGY uCity Square
OVER THE NEXT 10 YEARS, WEXFORD SCIENCE + TECHNOLOGY WILL DEVELOP OVER 2,500,000 SF OF OFFICE, LABORATORY, RESIDENTIAL, AND RETAIL SPACE TO CREATE AN AMENITY-RICH COMMUNITY, CENTERED ON INNOVATION.
A master planning effort for the 14-acre uCity Square (formerly the University City High School site), led by Ayers Saint Gross, is currently underway. ZGF has been an integral part of the master planning team, leading the massing for over 1,000,000 SF of commercial, office, and laboratory space. Parcel 3, “Market Square Tower 1” at 37th Street and Warren Street: An approximately 400,000 SF commercial / laboratory building with alternative workplace environments based on floor plate sizes between 30,000 and 50,000 SF. The building will be studied for the potential of being net-zero energy. 130
3701 Filbert Street: A parking deck for 500 to 700 cars, with and without the potential for overbuild with a ground floor and below-grade grocery with the potential of being 60,000 SF or more. 115 North 38th Street: A Medical Office Building, currently estimated to be between 150,000 SF and 300,000 SF, with ground floor retail. 3675 Science Center is currently in design and is sited on 37th Street—directly adjacent to the University High School Site. The 350,000 SF laboratory-ready office building will be the new corporate headquarters for the Science Center.
SCIENCE CENTER / WEXFORD SCIENCE + TECHNOLOGY 3400 Science Center
ZGF WORKED WITH THE UNIVERSITY CITY SCIENCE CENTER AND WEXFORD SCIENCE + TECHNOLOGY (A BIOMED REALTY COMPANY) IN A JOINT VENTURE TO PROGRAM AND DESIGN A STATE-OF-THE-ART 434,000 SF LABORATORY AND OFFICE BUILDING FOR SMALL START-UPS AND INCUBATORS TO INSTITUTIONAL CLIENTS AND MAJOR CORPORATIONS.
This 18-story building at the intersection of 34th and Market Streets will further advance the Science Center’s mission to create a supportive environment for local entrepreneurs. The building has been designed for “laboratory ready” office space with robust mechanical systems that support flexible, state-of-the-art laboratory environments. Positioned at a primary pedestrian and public transit crossroads, 3400 Science Center will further activate the area with its ground-level retail. 132
A dramatic two-story lobby will provide transparency and connections to the urban fabric. To help shade the building and its occupants, while simultaneously reducing solar heat gain, a glass curtain wall system with syncopated fins and mullions will be applied on the north, east, and south façades. A dynamic combination of glass and spandrel glass on the west façade will reflect the neighborhood and changing sky throughout the day. The use of these curtain wall systems will allow a generous amount of light to infuse each floor, providing a healthy and inviting home for each tenant. The building has been designed to meet LEED Silver® performance standards.
SCIENCE CENTER / WEXFORD SCIENCE + TECHNOLOGY 3800 Science Center
ZGF WORKED WITH THE UNIVERSITY CITY SCIENCE CENTER AND WEXFORD SCIENCE + TECHNOLOGY (A BIOMED REALTY COMPANY) IN A JOINT VENTURE TO CREATE A 440,000 SF OFFICE TOWER CONCEPT THAT WILL HOUSE CLINICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE PROGRAMS.
Conceived in two phases to address the Science Center’s projected growth, Phase 1 features a 19-story, 345,000 SF office tower with ground level retail, two levels of below-grade parking, two levels of above-grade parking, and a penthouse. Phase 2 is comprised of a 12-story, 95,000 SF office tower. Each tower will have its own prominent entrance and lobby. The storefront façade of both buildings along Market Street is intended to enliven the urban street edge. A unique feature of this development’s concept is the podium-level Winter 134
Garden and Outdoor Terrace that will connect the two buildings. Intended as an amenity for the buildings’ tenants, the Winter Garden and Outdoor Terrace will provide an area for public functions, including potential “spill out space” from the café, meeting rooms, and conferencing program elements that might be located on the podium or levels two and three of the office buildings. The Winter Garden is envisioned as space that would be “tempered” rather than fully air conditioned, thus reducing the operating costs typically associated with these kinds of spaces, and would be a showcase for sustainability.
ALLIANCE PARTNERS HSP SoNo–456 North 5th Street
LOCATED BETWEEN THE DOWNTOWN CORE AND NORTHERN LIBERTIES NEIGHBORHOOD IN PHILADELPHIA, THIS PROJECT INCLUDES THE RENOVATION OF A 215,000 SF WAREHOUSE AND A FOUR-STORY TOWER ADDITION TO CREATE A COLLABORATIVE WORK ENVIRONMENT—SONO.
With the goal of making the building an iconic part of the fabric of the City of Philadelphia, ZGF’s conceptual design transforms the existing warehouse façade to include a metal mesh screen—a style continued onto the curtain wall at the four-story addition. The entry is accessible from a public courtyard that includes outdoor café seating and food carts. The heart of the building is a double-height space connected by an amphitheaterstyle stair with visible access to tenant entries, building amenity spaces, and skylights above. A new mezzanine 136
level is naturally daylit by a series of sawtooth skylights. Amenities in the center include a gym, yoga room, conference center, café, bicycle room, concierge, large video display, and locker rooms. The office building is suitable for a variety of tenants, with contiguous lease spaces up to 80,000 SF and the ability for each tenant to customize their own space. Within the tenant spaces, optional mezzanines can be added if second-level lease space is desired. Large floor-to-ceiling windows are integrated into each space to provide light and views to the outdoors. In addition to the architectural design, ZGF provided art direction and experiential design for a variety of visual elements, including logo development; wayfinding; environmental graphics on walls in tenant spaces, the bike room, the reception area, and the gym; and even the café menu.
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI / WEXFORD SCIENCE + TECHNOLOGY Life Science & Technology Park, Master Plan and Research + Development Building 1 MIAMI, FLORIDA
ZGF WORKED WITH A JOINT VENTURE BETWEEN WEXFORD SCIENCE + TECHNOLOGY (A BIOMED REALTY COMPANY) AND THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI TO DESIGN A NEW LIFE SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY PARK (UMLSTP)—AN AMBITIOUS, MULTI-BUILDING DEVELOPMENT THAT SUPPORTS THE UNIVERSITY’S MISSION OF KNOWLEDGE GENERATION, EDUCATION, PATIENT CARE, AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT.
The UMLSTP master plan is comprised of 2,000,000 SF of flexible laboratory, clinical, office, and retail space housed in five buildings. The plan allows for incremental development of increasingly larger buildings (from 252,800 SF to 435,000 SF) and a mix of uses as the market dictates. The first phase, Research+ Development Building 1 (R+D1), is a 252,800 SF, six-story laboratory / office building. 138
Designed to support and grow the “Knowledge Based Community” that emerges from a successful University-sponsored research park, R+D1 and the future phases are intended as a life science and technology accelerator to help early-stage and mature companies commercialize discovery from research. Ultimately including a mix of commercial, retail, hotel, and residential uses, the UMLSTP will bring together scientists, researchers, clinicians, and business leaders in a place for intellectual interaction and the sharing of knowledge and discovery. The project’s first phase has achieved LEED Gold® and incorporates innovative systems that are estimated to use about 30% less energy than a comparable building.
R+D BUILDING 1
R+D BUILDING 2
NW 7TH AVENUE
R+D BUILDING 3
R+D BUILDING 4
R+D BUILDING 5
NW 17TH STREET
NW 20TH STREET
BIOMED REALTY TRUST Vue Research Center
ZGF PROVIDED PLANNING AND DESIGN SERVICES FOR A 122,000 SF PREMIER LIFE SCIENCES BUILDING IN SEATTLE’S SOUTH LAKE UNION NEIGHBORHOOD, HOME TO A BURGEONING BIOTECH COMMUNITY.
The new seven-story facility is an expansion of the adjacent 530 Fairview building. The Vue Research Center provides a new identity and front entrance for both buildings on the corner of two major arterials— Fairview and Republican—a highly visible and trafficked location that faces popular neighborhood amenities. The building provides highly flexible research and development laboratories, laboratory support, offices, conference rooms, and street level retail. The design of the building blends with the existing building, while increasing glazing by using floor to ceiling glass to achieve greater transparency, access to daylight, and a 140
lighter street presence. The visibility of the building—an opportunity for enhanced image and brand identity for the tenant—is increased by shifting the main entrance from the previously above-grade, mid-block location to an on-grade entrance at the south end of the development. By enclosing the external elevated colonnade, the building-street connection is improved and offers a highly transparent interior gallery along Fairview, which extends the lobby into a public gallery. This gallery features the research of the building’s tenants and enhances the feeling of community within the building. The project is pending LEED Silver®.
HINES, FOURTH & MADISON SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
ZGF DESIGNED THIS 38-STORY, 1,200,000 SF MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT, WHICH PROVIDES OFFICE SPACE, RETAIL, AND 637 UNDERGROUND PARKING SPACES, AND HAS RECEIVED AN ENERGY STAR AWARD.
Primary objectives for the design of the Hines, Fourth & Madison tower were to maximize the size and efficiency of the individual floor plates, to create an architectural expression that distinguished the building from its taller neighbors in Seattle’s financial district, to respect the adjacent historic YMCA, and to relate to each of the four surrounding streets, as well as take full advantage of 360 degree views of the city. Working closely with the City of Seattle Design Review Board, ZGF was sensitive to appropriate scaling and massing of the building, introducing design features that improved the quality of the project from a civic and marketplace 142
perspective, with minimal impact on the surrounding buildings. The building plan takes advantage of the site’s steep slope by providing through-block shopping arcade connections in both north-south and east-west directions, with major building lobbies located on each street bordering the site. The massing of the building is expressed as two intersecting towers—a 38-story tower sited on the north half of the block, and a lower 32-story tower on the south side of the site.
DANIELS REAL ESTATE F5 Tower
ZGF DESIGNED THE ICONIC 750,000 SF, 44-STORY OFFICE AND HOTEL, A STRIKING ADDITION TO DOWNTOWN SEATTLE’S SKYLINE.
The project is the first quarter block site to be developed in the city with the remainder occupied by two historic buildings—the First United Methodist Church and Rainier Club—significant of Seattle’s history and founding families. The design of the tower maximizes the development potential by flaring out over the historic structures and subtly tapering back through a sequence of building planes. The office component, to be occupied by F5 Networks, features column-free floor space and floor to ceiling windows—the most per square foot than in any other building in the city—that maximize daylight and provide unobstructed views. The 189-room luxury SLS hotel is located on floors 144
one through 16 and repurposes the church to include hotel meeting, event and amenity space including a restaurant, bar, spa, and 20,000 SF ballroom. The building will be LEED Gold® certified.
WRIGHT RUNSTAD & COMPANY Second & Seneca Building
ZGF DESIGNED THE 627,000 SF SECOND & SENECA BUILDING TO PROVIDE 425,000 SF OF NET RENTABLE OFFICE SPACE, STREET-LEVEL RETAIL, AND PARKING.
At 22-stories tall, the mid-rise building provides an appropriate transition between the low-rise historic district to the west and the high-rise commercial area to the east. The articulation of the building is a response to the differing height limits that span the block, and the desire to slenderize the structure and create interior spaces that take full advantage of the spectacular views to Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains. With the tallest building elements placed on the Second Avenue side, in response to its high-rise neighbors to the east, the building steps down toward lower buildings along First Avenue, creating usable outdoor terraces that capitalize on views. The scale and materials along 146
First Avenue continue the historic quality of the older buildings in this area. The rounded corner forming the faรงade from Second Avenue and Seneca Street serves as the anchor and main entrance to the building, while encouraging greater pedestrian activity at this important intersection. The building is topped with an emerald-green glass dome, lighted at night, to command presence on the skyline.
VULCAN INC. Block 44, Westlake and Mercer
ZGF’S DESIGN OF TWO SIX-STORY, 375,000 SF HIGH-PERFORMANCE OFFICE BUILDINGS PROVIDES ADDITIONAL OFFICE SPACE TO ACCOMMODATE AMAZON’S GROWTH IN SEATTLE’S SOUTH LAKE UNION NEIGHBORHOOD.
The design of these two buildings is an urban and architectural solution driven by the building tenant’s— Amazon—optimal workplace layout and environment and includes a mix of public and tenant open spaces throughout the building. The buildings also respond to a series of complex external challenges, such as traffic flow around the block, nearby real estate development, pedestrian and open space, and a challenging site topography. The overall solution was crafted from the inside-out, carefully considering all opportunities and challenges to provide a unified, and pedestrian-friendly 148
facility that serves both the neighborhood and tenants. The two buildings are connected by an above grade pedestrian link and a ground floor galleria creating a mid-block connection between 9th and Westlake Avenues. The galleria provides a weather protected outdoor amenity—with water features, art, seating, restaurants and retail—inviting building users and the public to gather within. Sustainable strategies include an optimized envelope, natural daylight and ventilation, green roofs, water reclamation for irrigation, and on-site rain gardens and landscape treatments. The project is on track to receive 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.
CASCADE BICYCLE CLUB Headquarters
ZGF DESIGNED THE NEW 8,000 SF HEADQUARTERS FOR THE CASCADE BICYCLE CLUB (CBC), THE LARGEST INDEPENDENT BICYCLING ORGANIZATION IN THE NATION.
Located in Seattle’s Magnuson Park, the headquarters expresses the Club’s mission to create a sense of community among a diverse and active group of cyclists, while supporting their educational mission and advocacy initiatives. The headquarters was conceived in three spatial zones—the clubhouse, office space, and a multipurpose room—in order to cater to the workplace needs of the organization’s 40 employees, while also creating an iconic gathering space accessible to CBC’s nearly 16,000 members. Located at the entrance of the headquarters, the clubhouse includes an open alley that allows bike riders to enter the facility. Inside, a 156
reception area, community kitchen, dining area, and lounge welcomes members, offering a place to relax, browse information about biking trails in Seattle, and utilize refueling stations. The multipurpose room supports CBC’s educational goals and offers an area to accommodate classes for all age workshops, camps for children, and an auditorium for community events. The open workspace features an open plan, daylit environment, and several open and closed meeting spaces of various sizes.
THE JBG COMPANIES 500 L’Enfant Plaza
ZGF HAS DESIGNED THE NEW 500 L’ENFANT PLAZA, WHICH WILL BE LOCATED ON A PARCEL IMMEDIATELY SOUTH OF THE L’ENFANT PLAZA HOTEL, OVERLOOKING INTERSTATE 395, BENJAMIN BANNEKER PARK, THE SOUTHWEST WATERFRONT MARINA, AND THE POTOMAC RIVER.
Sited among the strong but weighty architectural vocabulary employed by famed architects such as I.M. Pei and Marcel Breuer in the 1960s and 70s, the surrounding context of precast concrete structures is contrasted by this structure clad entirely in metal and glass. Access to the 200,000 SF building is across an existing elevated road structure spanning the south face of the L’Enfant Plaza Hotel. The building’s porte-cochère and lobby are developed as dramatic high-volume spaces that provide a dignified focal point and sense 158
of arrival. The triple-height lobby will connect to the existing L’Enfant Plaza complex at its extensive retail promenade level, one floor below the primary grade. The southwest corner of the building creates potential for dramatic corner offices with spectacular waterfront views, as well as visual interest from the freeway. The east face of the building is pinched inward to pull away from the large Housing and Urban Development building at its nearest point, and to provide optimal views around and past the expansive edifice. The building is targeting LEED Gold®.
AKRIDGE AND MITSUI FUDOSAN AMERICA 1200 Seventeenth
1200 SEVENTEENTH IN WASHINGTON, DC—A NEW 170,000 SF CLASS-A OFFICE BUILDING DEVELOPED BY AKRIDGE AND MITSUI FUDOSAN AMERICA—WAS PLANNED AND DESIGNED BY ZGF TO RESPOND TO THE GROWING NEED FOR MORE FLEXIBLE AND EFFICIENT WORKING ENVIRONMENTS.
The design takes full advantage of the site’s unique characteristics, which include a highly visible location fronting Rhode Island Avenue NW. The site has a completely unobstructed perimeter on all sides, and offers spectacular views of landmark buildings and urban spaces. The prominent location and site configuration also provide the opportunity for a distinctive architectural statement. It incorporates a historically inspired glazed terra cotta façade, juxtaposed against a modern glass tower that visually 160
connects the neighborhoods. The result is a light, dignified, contemporary property with floor-to-ceiling glass that reflects the material palette and texture of the surrounding historic environment. The twostory building lobby has a highly impactful street presence at 17th and M streets. 1200 Seventeenth includes a full complement of office building amenities, including retail, four levels of below-grade parking, fitness center, rooftop terrace, and two spec suites. Its jewel-box design includes floor-to-ceiling glass and nine-foot finished ceilings enhances the overall work environment through abundant daylight. The LEED Platinum® building is also the recipient of the 2015 Urban Land Institute Washington, Excellence in Office Development Award.
GERDING EDLEN DEVELOPMENT COMPANY Twelve | West Mixed-Use Building
RISING 22 STORIES ABOVE PORTLAND, OREGON’S EVOLVING WEST END NEIGHBORHOOD, TWELVE | WEST IS A 550,000 SF MIXED-USE BUILDING DESIGNED BY ZGF TO SERVE AS A LABORATORY FOR SUSTAINABLE DESIGN AND WORKPLACE STRATEGIES.
The double LEED Platinum® building features streetlevel retail space, four floors of office space that serve as ZGF’s headquarters, 17 floors of apartments, and five levels of below-grade parking. The building has an eco-roof, a rooftop garden and terrace space, a complete fitness studio, and a theatre. Four wind turbines sit prominently atop the building representing the first U.S. installation of a wind turbine array on an urban, high-rise. Twelve | West serves as not only an anchor in a rapidly transforming urban neighborhood, but also as a demonstration project to inform future 164
sustainable building design. The building is located immediately south of Portland’s well-known Pearl District—an acclaimed urban renewal district that is considered a model of live, work, and play mixed-use development. Twelve | West’s site was selected in part to serve as a catalyst for additional transformation in the West End neighborhood. The goal is to create a significant retail and pedestrian connection to the Central Business District in the southeast and the mixed-use neighborhoods to the north and west of the West End.
FOUR WIND TURBINES produce 10â€“12,000 kWh of electricity per year. Monitoring of wind conditions and turbine performance will improve knowledge for future projects. SOLAR THERMAL panels heat 24% of hot water used in the building, offsetting natural gas use.
ROOF GARDENS clean, detain and filter rainwater and significantly reduce roof temperatures in warmer months.
LOW-E GLASS admits 55% of visible sunlight but reflects 70% of the associated heat, reducing energy use for lighting and space cooling.
EFFICIENT CENTRAL COOLING plant in the nearby Brewery Blocks provides chilled water for space cooling.
WATER-EFFICIENT PLUMBING FIXTURES help reduce water use by more than 44%. RAINWATER HARVESTING piping gathers 273,000 gallons of rainwater from the roofs.
CONDENSATION of 13,000 gallons of water from the air handler system will collect during summer months.
RAINWATER RE-USE in toilet flushing on the office floors, and to irrigate the green roofs, reduces use of city water by 286,000 gallons per year.
WATER STORAGE TANK temporarily stores up to 22,000 gallons of rainwater and condensation for re-use.
OPERABLE WINDOWS provide occupants fresh air, cooling, and a connection to the outdoors.
DAYLIGHT SENSORS switch off electric lights when there is ample daylight, reducing lighting energy use by 60%.
PASSIVE / CHILLED BEAMS provide energyefficient cooling on the hottest days.
EXPOSED CONCRETE moderates indoor air temperatures. Mass is cooled with cool night air in the summer months and absorbs excess heat throughout the day.
UNDER-FLOOR AIR DISTRIBUTION efficiently delivers moderate temperature air directly to occupants. Personal adjustable floor vents provide control over ventilation.
KLARQUIST SPARKMAN, LLP 2013 Study and Remodel World Trade Center
ZGF HAS COLLABORATED WITH THE LAW FIRM OF KLARQUIST SPARKMAN FOR OVER 30 YEARS.
Following a series of incremental renovations and extensions to their office space over an extended period of time, Klarquist Sparkman embarked upon a complete remodel and expansion to improve both the functionality and aesthetics of the work environment. The remodel encompassed 30,000 SF on two floors (15,000 SF each floor) and the addition of 10,000 SF on a third floor. Office finishes, casework, furniture, lighting and floor coverings were updated, and improvements were made to workstations and related support spaces. The updated design achieves a contemporary yet understated tone, with a neutral palate of wood and stone. All paralegals now support the approximately
50 attorneys in an open floor plan that was reconfigured for efficiency with ergonomically customized individual workstations that feature sit/stand desks. A new conference center was created off the main lobby, which includes four meeting rooms of varying sizes with sliding doors to allow for easy transition for client entertaining. The library shelves were replaced with glass relites, allowing light into the interior space, and a new employee lounge area was added.
STOEL RIVES LLP Headquarters
ZGF HAS MAINTAINED AN ONGOING RELATIONSHIP WITH STOEL RIVES FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS— INCLUDING THE PLANNING AND DESIGN OF OFFICES IN PORTLAND, SALT LAKE CITY, SEATTLE, MINNEAPOLIS, BOISE, IDAHO, AND VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON.
To assist Stoel Rives in understanding its immediate and future priorities as well as space options in the Portland market, ZGF completed an analysis of short- and longterm needs. Ultimately the firm selected 120,000 SF on the top nine floors in the Park Avenue West tower as its new Portland headquarters. The design allowed for an expanded conference center over two floors to accommodate daily confidential client meetings while creating a welcoming open space for entertaining and large gatherings. Applying trends in law firm “best practices”, the transformative design created 170
efficiencies including attorney offices decreasing by 10% in size; new attorney-practice assistants’ workstations downsized by 30%; and standardization of workspaces and conference rooms. The five floors of attorney’s offices are linked by interconnecting stairs with dedicated collaborative lounges adjacent to the stairs on each floor to facilitate communication among practice groups. A primary design objective was to create an updated image with a Northwestcentric feel, incorporating a high use of wood and steel, paying tribute to the original client base of Stoel Rives in wood products and steel mill industries. The project is designed to achieve a LEED Platinum® and has been certified with four Green Globes for Sustainable Interiors, the highest possible designation.
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 174
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.
CITY CREEK RESERVE INC. City Creek Redevelopment
LEGEND 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.
CIVIC SAN DIEGO / CITY OF SAN DIEGO San Diego Civic Center Complex / City Hall
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
CENTRE CITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, IN COOPERATION WITH THE CITY OF SAN DIEGO, HELD A DESIGN COMPETITION FOR A NEW THREE-PHASE, 3,000,000 SF MIXED-USE AND CIVIC CENTER COMPLEX IN SAN DIEGO’S CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT, FOR WHICH ZGF WAS TEAMED WITH GERDING EDLEN.
The team sought to achieve the goals of this public / private partnership by providing new administration facilities for the city, and developing an exciting highdensity, urban mixed-use complex on four prime city blocks in downtown San Diego. The plan was selected based on a design that includes opening up the site, and allowing the now blocked vistas to be reclaimed and reconnected to the urban fabric. The plan proposes reopening B Street and Second Avenue between A and B Streets to vehicular traffic, reconnecting the 178
Civic Center with the neighborhood, and also making the Complex more accessible and welcoming for retail uses. Plazas, fountains, landscaped pedestrian promenades, and pocket courtyards are the backdrop to this active center for civic and everyday life. From its solar photovoltaic panels and garden rooftops to wind turbines and a central cooling and heating plant, the proposed new City Hall Complex, along with mixed-use buildings and shared below-grade parking, will reflect the community’s vision. The building was designed to exceed LEED Platinum®.
SOLAR SHADING WIND HARVESTING DAYLIGHTING GREEN ATRIA GREEN ROOFS PUBLIC ART PHOTOVOLTAICS OPEN SPACE WORKFORCE HOUSING
MARTIN SMITH INC. Millennium Tower
ZGF DESIGNED THIS 20-STORY, 276,000 SF MIXED-USE LIVE/WORK DEVELOPMENT, WHICH PROVIDES 194,000 SF OF OFFICE SPACE ON THE FIRST 14 FLOORS, 20 RESIDENTIAL UNITS ON THE UPPER SIX LEVELS, GROUND FLOOR RETAIL, AND 250 UNDERGROUND PARKING SPACES.
The architecture of the building is expressed as two interlocking forms that are modern in expression, yet sympathetic to the adjacent historic Hoge Building and other neighboring Pioneer Square structures. The rectangular base structure, sheathed in granite, and articulated with vertically proportioned punched windows, reflects the Pioneer Square neighborhood to the south, while the upper residential floors are expressed in faceted planes of glass, recalling the modern office towers to the north. The building 180
was designed to meet the demanding technology requirements of the 21st century tenants with advanced planning for state-of-the-art electrical, emergency power, and communication systems. Two separate building lobbies are located on the ground floor fronting Second Avenue. The office building lobby is a doubleheight space flanked by retail with direct access to the elevator core. The residential lobby is a separate, secure, and more intimately detailed space with its own street level entrance. Expanses of high-performance clear floor-to-ceiling glass on the north and west faรงades of the building provide the office and residential occupants sweeping views of Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains.
DANIELS REAL ESTATE Stadium Place Mixed-Use Development
ZGF PLANNED AND DESIGNED STADIUM PLACE AS 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-work-play 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 182
the rejuvenation of the district and acting as a catalyst for future development. Two unique 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 pursuing LEED Silver®.
TOUCHSTONE CORPORATION Tilt 49 & AMLI ARC Mixed-Use Project
ZGF IS PROVIDING PLANNING AND DESIGN FOR THE NEARLY 700,000 SF MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT AT STEWART STREET AND BOREN AVENUE IN SEATTLE’S EMERGING DENNY TRIANGLE NEIGHBORHOOD.
The project includes an 11-story, 307,296 SF office building and a 36-story, 387,500 SF residential tower with 368 units called AMLI ARC, as well as ground floor retail and below-grade parking for 532 vehicles. The site creates a strong walkable urban spine between South Lake Union and the downtown core, and provides a positive precedent in the Denny Triangle neighborhood for a healthy mix of uses, establishing the neighborhood as a significant destination. The goals for the project include achieving a visually dynamic and cohesive development that activates and elevates the streetscape experience on all edges and is protected from vehicular 186
traffic, creating an identity for Boren Avenue at the nexus of South Lake Union and Capitol Hill, and featuring the corner at Stewart Street and Boren Avenue as a gateway to the City. The development will be perceived as a unified whole through materials and architectural detail; however, each building is distinguished through form and fenestration. A colonnade along Boren Avenue, Stewart Street, and Howell Street will create a safe and inviting pedestrian environment. A proposed roof terrace will provide open space with the ground level benefiting from expanded sidewalks under and adjacent to the colonnade. The project was unanimously approved by the City of Seattle’s Design Review Board in only one meeting.
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 190
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.
Chinaâ€™s development had a profound impact on the planet. ZGF has had the opportunity to plan and design a number of new office and mixed-use developments in Asia that are now influencing sustainable practices throughout the world. 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 194
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 live-
work studios. When completed, this master-planned community will be one of the leading examples of its kind in Canada.
BEIJING UNIVERSITY MEDICAL SCHOOL Beijing Medical Zone BEIJING, CHINA
ZGF WAS SHORTLISTED IN AN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION TO DESIGN THE 12,916,693 SF (1,200,000 SM) BEIJING MEDICAL ZONE, THE SECOND PHASE OF THE ZHONG GUAN CUN SCIENCE PARK.
The project consists of the 2,260,421 SF (210,000 SM) Beijing University Medical Center; the 2,109,726 SF (196,000 SM) Beijing Xie He Medical Center; the 1,196,506 SF (111,159 SM) China National Institute of Health; and 968,752 SF (90,000 SM) of other public support buildings. Located on the north side of the Park, this complex makes up a very important component of the Science Park. Beijing University Medical Center includes a general hospital with 1,200 beds, as well as a womenâ€™s center, child center, and cancer center with
a combined total of 1,200 beds. Xie He Medical Center contains a general hospital with 2,000 beds and a clinical center.
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. Significant study went into massing concepts that revealed how towers, townhouses, retail shops, and private courtyards could be arranged to allow in light and views beyond the block. Active streets connect one to the other, establishing an open-block concept and an alternative to traditional fully-enclosed residential
districts. This grid promotes pedestrian and bike trips through convenient connectivity. The project also included development of a remnant wooded hillside as a passive, green space for neighborhood activities. The park features existing buildings converted to a community center / clubhouse, paths, seating, and gardens.
COASTAL GREENLAND LIMITED Silo City
ZGF HAS DEVELOPED, AS PART OF A COMPETITION-WINNING SCHEME, A MASTER PLAN AND ARCHITECTURAL CONCEPTS FOR A NEW 9,256,963 SF (860,000 SM) 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 200
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 is being completed in several phases over four parcels of land. The first three parcels, Blocks B, C, and D are built. The last parcel, Block A, will be completed shortly.
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. Changhong Chengdu Research Center
ZGF WON THE FIRST STAGE OF THE DESIGN COMPETITION FOR A NEW RESEARCH CENTER IN CHENGDU.
The 252,876 SF (23,493 SM) project site is located in the High-Tech District in Chengdu, Sichuan. The Center will provide a total of 1,291,669 SF (120,000 SM) of state-of-the-art, high-performance office space, as well as retail, to support the needs of the building users. The project will offer two types of office space: 968,752 SF (90,000 SM) of traditional office space for large companies, and 322,917 SF (30,000 SM) of creative “SoHo”-style office space for small entrepreneurs.
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.
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.
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.
URBAN PLANNING BUREAU OF XIAMEN Zhongshan Park Station
ZHONGSHAN PARK STATION IS THE FIRST OF THREE SITES DESIGNED BY ZGF ALONG A PLANNED SUBWAY LINE IN XIAMEN. THE THREE SITES WORK TOGETHER TO CREATE A CONTINUUM OF DEVELOPMENT, STARTING AT THE VILLAGE SITE AT ZHONGSHAN PARK.
Located adjacent to Zhongshan Regional Park and Gongyuan East Road, the area is characterized by a mix of low density work / living historic neighborhoods and a farmers / fish market. Two subway lines will converge at this intersection where patrons will enter and exit into a plaza with a roof that opens to the sky, allowing patrons to orient themselves to their surroundings. This will allow the subway to have an integral relationship to the surrounding parks and green spaces.
The site will also include 260,500 SF (24,204 SM) of SOHO live / work space that rises above the planned subway stop. Two smaller structures include 18,000 SF (1,672 SM) of retail space and 390,000 SF (36,160 SM) of office area above the bus transit center. Paving, furnishings, and landscape define the bus and subway transit center as a unified place connected to the neighborhoods via a linear park that extends to the existing park.
URBAN PLANNING BUREAU OF XIAMEN General Temple Station
GENERAL TEMPLE STATION, THE SECOND OF THREE STATIONS DESIGNED BY ZGF, IS LOCATED IN THE ACTIVE GENERAL TEMPLE NEIGHBORHOOD, AN EDUCATIONAL DISTRICT WITH THE TOP CITY HIGH SCHOOL LOCATED ADJACENT TO THE SITE.
The subway station is located at the main intersection of the neighborhood. The headhouse entries, bus stops, and taxi stands are organized to create a “Transit Street” concept which is support by special pedestrian paving, furnishings, signage, and lighting. Subway exhaust and air conditioning vents are in stacks (or totems) and define the extent of the transit street. In parallel and contrast to this concept, the palm tree-lined neighborhood main street, part vehicular and part pedestrian, provides a retail experience and
promenade that connects to new and existing amenities. A tree-lined axis connects the new General Temple Station and the community center. The new development is planned to include 169,000 SF (15,696 SM) of retail space that will continue to activate the promenade. Four towers will rise above the two retail podiums adding 1,233,600 SF (114,606 SM) of SOHO live / work housing to the neighborhood.
URBAN PLANNING BUREAU OF XIAMEN Wenzao Station
WENZAO STATION, THE LAST OF THREE SITES DESIGNED BY ZGF, IS A TRUE “CITY CENTER STATION” IN A HIGH DENSITY LIVING, WORKING, AND ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT.
The transit-oriented development is focused on south and north blocks connected by a palm tree-lined boulevard. The landscape, paving, street furnishings, and lighting are festive and support the retail and entertainment activities along the street. The subway station features a mezzanine level shopping center that is naturally lighted by glazed sidewalks. A grocery store anchors the shopping center with large signature headhouses located at street intersections announcing its existence to the outside.
The south blocks include 543,000 SF (50,450 SM) of retail and 1,013,000 SF (94,100 SM) of office space, with multiple connections to the subway and bus transit center, featuring landscape plazas with outdoor activities. The north blocks feature a central park with large shade trees and mounds that evoke a place apart; for meditation, renewal, and leisure activities. Surrounded by multiple new buildings that include 4,915,000 SF (456,633 SM) of retail, residential, and office space, the north block park is a green “oasis” in the center of the city.
FLIPORT HOTEL GROUP CO. LTD. Bai Xiang Mixed Use Development
ZGF, INVITED TO AN INTERNATIONAL DESIGN COMPETITION FOR THE BAIXIANG MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT, DESIGNED A 42-STORY TOWER INSPIRED BY THE REGION’S FLOWING LINES OF TRADITIONAL COMMUNAL TULOU HOUSE COURTYARDS, TERRACED FARMLAND, AND RUGGED KARST STONE FORMATIONS— BRIDGING IMAGERY FROM THE AREA’S PAST WITH FORWARD-THINKING FORMS, SPACES, AND ORGANIZATION
The 152,000 SM project features a 19-story hotel tower perched atop 23 stories of office and retail space on a compact 37,915 SM site. Two office levels in the podium provide a unique larger footprint, and incorporate a two-story garden courtyard that spreads daylight throughout. Within the 54,000 SM office
component, 9- and 12-story south facing atriums with winter gardens bring daylight deep into the space. The retail solution creates unique, decentralized twostory pocket gardens where shoppers can relax and re-energize and connect with the outdoors and the surrounding neighborhood. These pocket gardens are dispersed throughout the individual floors and contain vertical connections to the other levels for easy flow and intuitive wayfinding. The hotel provides guests with unparalleled views to the surrounding hillsides and rivers. The gently curving profile of the tower creates a unique and dynamic presence on Longyan Avenue, recognizable from the entire city.
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. 218
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 OFFICE AND MIXED-USE PROJECTS BIDWELL & COMPANY
COLUMBIA BANK TACOMA, WASHINGTON Columbia Bank Tower
CROWN CENTER REDEVELOPMENT CORPORATION KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI 2555 Grand Boulevard Office Tower
ELKS ON BROADWAY TACOMA, WASHINGTON Mixed-Use Development
MELVIN MARK COMPANIES PORTLAND, OREGON Robert Duncan Plaza
MICROSOFT CORPORATION REDMOND, WASHINGTON / ISSAQUAH, WASHINGTON Microsoft Microsoft Microsoft Microsoft Microsoft Microsoft Microsoft Microsoft Microsoft Microsoft Microsoft Microsoft Microsoft
Bear Creek Office Building Tenant Improvements Building 115 Tenant Improvements Building 16 3rd Floor Tenant Improvements Building 9 Cafeteria Remodel Buildings 121 and 122 Tenant Improvements Buildings 34 and 35 Main Campus Additions Buildings 81 Satellite Campus Addition Cedar Court Tenant Improvements Highlands Campus Master Plan Life Safety Control Center Renovation Redmond Town Center (Buildings 5 & 6) Tenant Improvements Sammamish Building C Tenant Improvements Studios Renovation
LA JOLLA, CALIFORNIA
Research and Development Campus
PROJECT ECOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT PORTLAND, OREGON Moody Avenue Mixed-Use
SELLEN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
SENECA REAL ESTATE GROUP, INC.
Sunset Corporate Campus
THE STANDARD HILLSBORO, OREGON Tanasbourne Home Office Building 2
WRIGHT RUNSTAD & COMPANY PORTLAND, OREGON / SEATTLE, WASHINGTON King County Chinook Office Building ODS Tower World Trade Center
Akridge and Mitsui Fudosan America 1200 Seventeenth 160
Epic Systems Corporation Headquarters 88
Lavenue Investment Corporation Mixed-Use Tower Concept Design 218
Alliance Partners HSP SoNo-456 North 5th Street 136
The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers Corporate Office 94
Fliport Hotel Group Co. Ltd. Bai Xiang Mixed Use Development 216
Martin Smith Inc. Millennium Tower 180
Capstone Partners Esterra Park Mixed-Use Project 190
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center 8
Carroll Investments LLC The Eliot Tower 174
Microsoft Corporation Microsoft Building 16 44 Microsoft Building 18 48 Microsoft Building 44 54 Microsoft Building 83 58 Microsoft Building 88 60 Microsoft Building 111 62 Microsoft Buildings 30, 31, 32 52 Microsoft Corporation 40
Cascade Bicycle Club Headquarters 156
Gerding Edlen Development Company Twelve | West Mixed-Use Building 164
Century Group Southlands Master Plan 196
Grocery Outlet Inc. Headquarters Tenant Improvements 68
Century Group / Surrey City Development Corporation 3 Civic Plaza 194
Guangzhou City Construction & Development Holdings Nanhai City Center 206
CID Bio-Science Headquarters 70
Yantai Urban Mixed-Use Complex 204
City Creek Reserve Inc. City Creek Redevelopment 176 Civic San Diego / City of San Diego San Diego Civic Center Complex / City Hall 178 Clif Bar & Company Clif Bar Headquarters 20 Coastal Greenland Limited Xinghai Mixed-Use Development 208 Confidential Client Corporate Amenities Building 100 Confidential Semiconductor Company Signature Office Building 78 Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Headquarters, Phase 1 28
D Daniels Real Estate Stadium Place Mixed-Use Development 182 The Mark 144 Diamond Foods, Inc. Innovation Center 86
H Hanna Andersson Headquarters 4 Hawaiian Airlines Koapaka Street Corporate Office Renovation 82 Human Longevity, Inc. Headquarters 98
N National Capital Planning Commission / U.S. General Services Administration SW Ecodistrict Plan 122 Nintendo of America Headquarters 36
P Pearl Izumi USA, Inc. Pearl Izumi North American Corporate Headquarters 72 Port of Portland Headquarters & Long-Term Parking Garage 102
Integra Telecom Headquarters Office Design and Relocation 76
Project Ecological Development The Emery 18
Science Center / Wexford Science + Technology 3400 Science Center 132 3711 Science Center 124 3800 Science Center 134 uCity Square 130
J. Craig Venter Institute J. Craig Venter Institute La Jolla 24 JSC M2 Real Estate / Bank of Georgia Dighomi Neighborhood Master Plan 14
K Kaufman Jacobs Block 300 Interiors Renovation 16 Klarquist Sparkman, LLP 2013 Study and Remodel World Trade Center 168
Seattle Childrenâ€™s Faculty Physician Workplace Redesign 12 SECO Development Inc. Southport Office Complex 90 Stoel Rives LLP Headquarters 170
The JBG Companies 500 Lâ€™Enfant Plaza 158
U University of Miami / Wexford Science + Technology Life Science & Technology Park, Master Plan and Research + Development Building 1 138 Urban Planning Bureau of Xiamen General Temple Station 212 Wenzao Station 214 Zhongshan Park Station 210 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 8 Headquarters 114 U.S. Food and Drug Administration FDA at Irvine, Regional Laboratory and District Office 116 U.S. General Services Administration Department of Homeland Security, St. Elizabeths East and West Campuses 120 Federal Center South Building 1202 108
V Vulcan Inc. Block 44, Westlake and Mercer 148 Block 48, Westlake and Denny 152
W Wright Runstad & Company Second & Seneca Building 146
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