PUBLIC / CIVIC
ZGF Architects LLP is an award-winning architectural, planning, and interior design firm with offices in Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles, Washington, DC, New York, and Vancouver, BC. Our portfolio features a diverse mix of projects for both private and public institutions, including work for healthcare, research, academic, civic, corporate, and commercial clients. Over the past 25 years, ZGF has completed a variety of large-scale, complex projects for clients in the public sector, including the General Services Administration, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Veterans Administration, other federal agencies and numerous state, county, and city agencies. Public facilities have included embassies and consulates, courthouses, performing art centers, airports, convention centers, museums, and libraries. Many of our public projects have involved working with multiple client and user groups, and evolve from decisions built through consensus. Our work strives to be timeless, engaging, and responsive to its program, climate, and place. ZGF continues to receive commissions that demand responses to multiple client and user groups, and architectural solutions that must withstand exceptional public scrutiny. Our design philosophy is centered on the premise that excellence should be reflected in each and every aspect of a building—its fit within the community and campus, its function and relationship to its users, its building systems, and its cost. This dedication to design excellence at every level has resulted in numerous national, regional, and local awards, including the prestigious Architecture Firm Award from the American Institute of Architects, which recognizes the firm’s “high standards, humanistic concerns, and unique ability to capture the spirit of a place and the aspirations of its inhabitants.”
MUSEUMS, CULTURAL, AND COMMUNITY FACILITIES ZGF helped us realize our plan to re-envision our museum as the world-class California Science Center in Los Angeles that would bring the ‘wow’ as well as the mysteries of contemporary science to the population at large and to create spaces for exhibits that would enable visitors to explore. The design accomplished all of this and much more. We credit ZGF for their ability to create and strengthen community through design, to simultaneously innovate and preserve, and for their talent to not only listen, but to hear. We could not be prouder of what they have helped us to realize. JEFFREY RUDOLPH, PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, CALIFORNIA SCIENCE CENTER
STATE OF CALIFORNIA California Department of General Services, Cliff Allenby Building
ZGF, AS PART OF AN INTEGRATED DESIGN-BUILD TEAM, IS DESIGNING THE 11-STORY, 372,000 SF NET-ZERO ENERGY OFFICE BUILDING THAT TRANSFORMS AND MODERNIZES THE WORKPLACE ENVIRONMENT FOR THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, FOCUSES ON EMPLOYEE WELLNESS, AND SETS NEW BENCHMARKS FOR ENERGY AND WATER CONSERVATION.
Serving as the future home of the California Health and Human Services Agency, Department of State Hospitals, and Department of Developmental Services, the design encourages the state workforce to work in new ways through highly flexible, open-office floor plans that maximize access to daylight and views, promote an active workplace through circulation strategies and active stairs, and consolidate critical office support functions—such as conference rooms, collaboration 4
space and infrastructure—within a centralized amenityrich zone. Sited at a prominent gateway to the State Capitol, the design activates the ground plane and engages the Sacramento community through the creation of the O Street Plaza, a vibrant double-height marketplace with food and beverage service, retail and conference space, and a distinguished formal lobby. Sustainability is integrated throughout the design—from the building envelope and structural and MEP systems to the use of sunshades, photovoltaics, and building and site water conservation strategies. The building targets LEED Platinum and Fitwel certifications and is expected to achieve zero-net energy usage via an annual EUI of less than 25 kBtu / SF per year and a 60% water savings when compared to LEEDv4.
SEATTLE MARINERS / WASHINGTON STATE MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL STADIUM PUBLIC FACILITIES DISTRICT Stadium District Concept Plan
ZGF PROVIDED PLANNING AND URBAN DESIGN SERVICES TO TWO VOLUNTEER PUBLIC BOARDS—THE PUBLIC STADIUM AUTHORITY AND THE WASHINGTON STATE MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL STADIUM PUBLIC FACILITIES DISTRICT—AND THREE PROFESSIONAL SPORTS TEAMS— MARINERS, SEAHAWKS, AND SOUNDERS—TO DEVELOP A 10-YEAR VISION FOR SEATTLE’S STADIUM DISTRICT.
With numerous significant capital projects planned or underway south of the downtown area, the Stadium District Concept Plan offers a blueprint for the future and incorporates some of the changes envisioned for the central downtown waterfront, North Lot and historic Pioneer Square District, Chinatown / International District, and South of Downtown District.
Four focus projects were identified as part of this plan. One, a destination park, with below-grade parking, will provide open space and serve as the “front yard” to the stadiums. Two, the Pioneer Square Sports Promenade, along Occidental and adjacent to the stadiums, will feature a pedestrian-rich, curbless environment as a “front door” to the stadiums. The third focus project includes a waterfront connection that will enhance the relationship between First Avenue and the Stadium District. The last is a cultural, retail, and entertainment corridor along First Avenue complemented by an extension of the streetcar.
KING COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM Lake Hills Library
ZGF’S INTERIOR DESIGN OF KING COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM’S (KCLS) 10,000 SF FLAGSHIP LIBRARY AND EASTSIDE “INFORMATION HUB” WAS INTENDED TO EXPRESS AN IMAGE OF CIVIC IMPORTANCE AND MONUMENTALITY.
The interior concept emphasizes flexibility and openness, highlighted through a series of clerestory vaults, while a complex exterior composition of forms creatively dissolves mass, separates functions, and punctuates key areas such as entries. In addition to reinforcing KCLS’s goal of enhancing the lives of its users through exceptional facilities, the building evolves the traditional image of a library into a community-centered, multi-functional venue. Amenities and comfortable seating areas provide a place to sit and relax with a cup of coffee and a good book. Strategically located custom 8
displays highlight feature materials and encourage casual browsing. Self-serve check-out stations and stand-up reference desks provide expanded wireless internet access, improve information accessibility, and enhance the overall patron experience.
STATE OF CALIFORNIA California Science Center
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
THE CALIFORNIA SCIENCE CENTER IS LOCATED AT THE HEART OF THE 160-ACRE EXPOSITION PARK AT THE EDGE OF DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES. ZGF COMPLETED THE PARK MASTER PLAN, FOLLOWED BY DESIGN OF THE PHASED REPLACEMENT OF MUSEUM FACILITIES, AS WELL AS OTHER PARK IMPROVEMENTS.
The master plan recommended that the museum, which was previously housed in eight separate structures, consolidate its facilities under one roof on a site where one of the original buildings then stood. The 245,000 SF Phase 1, incorporating a portion of the original building in its north faรงade, includes a 483-seat IMAX theater, a semi-enclosed rotunda, and the main exhibition block of the museum. The Phase 2 expansion, named Ecosystems, was designed by the joint venture of ZGF and EHDD. This 140,000 SF addition complements 10
the existing Phase 1 exhibits, adding new interactive and live exhibits that teach the principles of ecology using various global habitats, along with two floors of administrative office space, and new back-of-house facilities for the museum. ZGF is currently designing Phase 3, with EHDD serving as Executive Architect. The 200,000 SF Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center will house the Space Shuttle Endeavour, along with other air and space related exhibits and artifacts.
OREGON MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY PORTLAND, OREGON
AFTER PERFORMING AN ANALYSIS OF FOUR SITES TO ACCOMMODATE THE EXPANSION OF THE OREGON MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY (OMSI), ZGF COMPLETED A SITE MASTER PLAN, PROGRAMMING, AND DESIGN FOR THE 192,550 SF MUSEUM, WHICH INCLUDES AN OMNIMAX THEATER.
The project site—18 acres along the Willamette River—lent itself to a museum park concept, and has been instrumental in connecting the east and west sides of the river. The massing concept for the complex can be seen as an assemblage of simple geometric shapes, each expressing the unique character of activities within, and readily identifiable to visitors. The composition of interlocking rectangles, boxes, cylinders, a pyramid, and a dome is organized around a central atrium lobby and transparent circulation spine, giving 14
the impression that the facility developed over a period of time. The museum incorporates both permanent and changing exhibit areas, classroom / laboratory facilities, design and production facilities for exhibits, plus public areas and administrative space. ZGF has continued to develop OMSI’s future expansions over three phases. The first phase included a visioning exercise to consider development of the entire 22-acre campus (including the 6.4 additional acres) on the Willamette River. Phase 2 is identifying development partners, and Phase 3 is implementation. The development concept is for 750,000 SF of additional science related research and development space integrating the new streetcar and light rail lines.
SCIENCE CENTER OF IOWA & BLANK IMAX DOME THEATER DES MOINES, IOWA
ZGF DESIGNED THE 110,000 SF SCIENCE MUSEUM TO ENGAGE AND INSPIRE VISITORS WHILE ALSO SERVING AS A CULTURAL FOCAL POINT FOR DES MOINES AND THE ONGOING REDEVELOPMENT OF THE CITYâ€™S DOWNTOWN CORE.
Hands on exhibits and interactive programs engage visitors in scientific discovery and foster critical thinking. The facility houses themed exhibit spaces, as well as a large format 216-seat, six-story IMAX dome theater, a 175-seat science adventure theater, and a 50-seat digital planetarium. Dedicated to early childhood learning, the museum includes the Iowa Learning Center, complete with classrooms, cyber labs for in-depth exploration, a resource center that is open to educators and visitors, and a commons area for group orientation.
BISHOP MUSEUM Richard T. Mamiya Science Adventure Center
ZGF’S MISSION IN DESIGNING THE 42,964 SF SCIENCE ADVENTURE CENTER WAS TO RESHAPE THE CHARACTER OF THE MUSEUM’S CAMPUS AND CREATE A NEW IMAGE FOR THE INSTITUTION THAT IS EXPRESSIVE OF THE STATE’S FUTURE AND ITS LINK TO SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND THE ENVIRONMENT.
As Design Architect, ZGF worked closely with Executive Architect CDS International and the museum staff to develop a scheme that would embrace the dual notions of science on display and science as culture. The phase one design begins a semi-circular plan, which literally enfolds the great lawn of the Kalihi site, thereby creating an intimate exterior meeting place in the Hawaiian custom for important events and for learning. The Center was designed to fit seamlessly with the museum’s main educational themes: Life on the Islands, 22
Volcanic Origin, and the Deep Ocean. The transparent design features a series of effects, including a simulated volcano within the building’s main hall. Its dramatic eruptions draw visitors into the building to experience the other key exhibit themes. Construction of future phases will complete the acoustic separation of the great lawn from the adjacent Highway 1, emphasizing the cultural ideal of a sacred gathering place for connection to the community.
LAKEVIEW MUSEUM OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Museum Square: Peoria Riverfront Museum and Caterpillar International Visitor Center PEORIA, ILLINOIS
THE PEORIA RIVERFRONT MUSEUM AND CATERPILLAR INC. HAD A VISION TO TRANSFORM DOWNTOWN PEORIA INTO AN ATTRACTION AND SHOWPIECE FOR THE REGION. THE RESULT OF THIS VISION IS MUSEUM SQUARE, A WORLD-CLASS CULTURAL CAMPUS YIELDING EDUCATIONAL, CULTURAL AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES.
The project includes both the Peoria Riverfront Museum and the Caterpillar Visitor Center (CVC), located on 7 acres along the riverfront. The two buildings, designed by ZGF in association with Dewberry, are asymmetrically positioned on the site and surrounded by a landscaped public plaza, which form the heart of Museum Square. The 120,000 SF Museum incorporates a theater, learning center, preschool, planetarium and museum galleries on three floors. The 59,000 SF 26
CVC marries aesthetics and function through exhibits and displays to showcase the history, engineering achievements, products and culture of this worldrenowned company. Through innovative energy strategies, sustainable building materials, use of native landscaping, waste and stormwater strategies and interpretive museum exhibits, visitors learn how choices they make directly impact their environment. The museum is designed to a LEED Silver® equivalency, and the CVC achieved LEED Gold®. The new public space created by the Square is used for concerts, festivals and other events, acting as a catalyst for activity in the downtown area. Metaphorically, it is Peoria’s living room—creating a dynamic, thriving relationship between the downtown and the riverfront.
KIDSPACE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM Building 4
ZGF WORKED WITH KIDSPACE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM TO CREATE A PROGRAM AND CONCEPT FOR THE EXPANSION AND RENOVATION OF THEIR EXISTING CAMPUS LOCATED IN THE SHADOW OF THE LANDMARK ROSE BOWL.
The master plan calls for new and existing buildings to be fully integrated with the outdoor gardens and terraces, in order to create a vibrant setting where children and families can learn through play. An inviting pathway draws visitors from the parking area to a new entry. The centerpiece of the plan is a 23,000 SF addition. The new pavilion will house interactive exhibits focused on the physical and applied sciences, an art studio, and a media laboratory. Additions will include a multipurpose theater and traveling exhibit space, and a much-expanded early childhood learning center. Flexible rooms will provide indoor space for school 28
groups, workshops, parenting classes, and after-school programs. The expansion and renovation projects were planned as a precedent for green design within the community, with the added goal of teaching by example and inspiring a sense of stewardship for the natural and man-made world. The new buildings will incorporate creative solutions and the latest technologies to reduce their impact on the environment, such as reducing energy consumption, harvesting power on site, and conserving water. Among the other strategies addressed were daylighting, passive ventilation, and solar shading.
BOLSA CHICA CONSERVANCY Center for Coastal Ecology
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIFORNIA
ZGF PROVIDED CONCEPTUAL DESIGN SERVICES FOR A NEW 10,000 SF CENTER FOR COASTAL ECOLOGY IN AN EFFORT TO INCREASE VISITOR UNDERSTANDING OF THE IMPORTANCE OF WATERSHEDS, WETLANDS, AND THE OCEANS TO THE HEALTH OF OUR PLANET.
Recognizing the vital role that science literacy plays in protecting coastal habitats, more than 4,000 SF of exhibition and laboratory space will be dedicated to fostering environmental stewardship through hands-on learning and participation in restoration activities. The program includes a wet laboratory, conference room / library, office space, informational lobby, and a gift shop. A 5,000 SF amphitheater / outdoor classroom will accommodate groups as large as 100 for educational programs, live animal shows, and theatrical presentations. Inspired by the organization’s 30
mission to restore, educate, and advocate, the design is centered on having a restorative or net-zero impact on the environment. Net-zero energy strategies include the use of natural light to meet lighting levels for the majority of daytime hours, passive ventilation, and a building monitoring system. Photovoltaics will be utilized to generate more energy than is used on site. Net-zero water strategies include high-efficiency fixtures and dry-composting toilets, as well as site-integrated water management systems. The integration of site and building, both at a formal level and at a systems level, closely reflects the client’s aspirations for a building that is an extension of the landscape.
SOKA UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA Performing Arts Center and Wangari Maathai Hall
ALISO VIEJO, CALIFORNIA
THE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER AND WANGARI MAATHAI HALL, DESIGNED BY ZGF, ON SOKA UNIVERSITY’S ALISO VIEJO CAMPUS WAS ENVISIONED AS A PREMIER FACILITY TO OFFER EXCEPTIONAL ACOUSTICS FOR A VARIETY OF PERFORMANCES FOR THE CAMPUS AND BROADER COMMUNITY.
The project consists of two adjoining buildings. The three-level, 47,836 SF Performing Arts Center offers several seating-in-the-round configurations—from 723 seats to 1,200 seats—to accommodate an array of events, from concerts to convocations. The four-level, 48,974 SF Wangari Maathai Hall offers 11 classrooms, 29 faculty offices, and a 180-seat Black Box Theatre (5,600 SF). Both of the performance spaces are served by common support spaces, including a loading dock, a green room, dressing rooms, musician warm-up rooms, 32
a dance rehearsal studio, laundry facilities, and storage spaces. The design of the new facilities seamlessly integrates with the existing campus and adjacent buildings to create a warm and inviting feel. Featuring green roofs, photovoltaic panels, and other energy saving elements, sustainability was a central component of the LEED Gold® project.
THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS Conference Center
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
DESIGNED BY ZGF, IN ASSOCIATION WITH GSBS ARCHITECTS, THIS 1,122,871 SF CONFERENCE CENTER, COMPRISING THE ENTIRE BLOCK IMMEDIATELY NORTH OF TEMPLE SQUARE, IS THE WORLD’S LARGEST THEATER, ACCOMMODATING VISITORS FOR THEATRICAL, ORCHESTRAL, AND CHORAL PERFORMANCES. EVENTS FROM THIS MULTIFUNCTIONAL FACILITY ARE TRANSLATED INTO OVER 120 LANGUAGES AND BROADCAST WORLDWIDE.
ZGF led the team through the planning and design of this one-of-a-kind facility that contains a 21,000-seat assembly and performance hall, a 900-seat theater, a 1,400-car underground parking garage, a variety of outdoor public gathering areas, and a six-acre roof garden and terrace. The building meets the street with public plazas, and is crowned with an 36
extraordinary four-acre meadow. This rooftop garden is a role model for “green roof” design. It is visited by hundreds of thousands of people each year, including church members, the general public, and building industry representatives. Its construction immediately above a major theater hall, with free-spans of over 175 feet, was an exceptional challenge, but under ZGF’s leadership, the building became a model for urban design and environmental stewardship. The design has also been studied and emulated around the world for its advances in on-structure planting, lightweight soil systems development, and waterproofing systems.
KING COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM Bellevue Regional Library
ZGF DESIGNED THE 80,000 SF STATE-OF-THE-ART LIBRARY AND EASTSIDE "INFORMATION HUB" FOR THE KING COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM.
This three-story downtown library included the largest reference collection in the system, public meeting rooms, a 10,000 SF children's area and a gift shop. Below-grade parking for 115 cars is included, as well as on-site landscaped parking for 80 cars. The interior concept emphasizes flexibility and openness, highlighted with a series of clerestory vaults. The exterior design includes a complex composition of forms to break down the scale and function of the buildings and also to punctuate certain areas, to mark entries and express an image of civic importance and monumentality.
PALOS VERDES LIBRARY DISTRICT Peninsula Center Library
ROLLING HILLS ESTATES, CALIFORNIA
ZGF PROGRAMMED AND DESIGNED A MAJOR ADDITION TO AND RENOVATION OF THE PENINSULA CENTER LIBRARY AND THE PALOS VERDES LIBRARY DISTRICT’S ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES, WHICH WERE ORIGINALLY CONSTRUCTED IN 1967.
The project included remodeling for energy conservation, disabled access, and seismic improvements. The library totals 82,600 SF and accommodates primary public services and community meeting facilities on one level, with both rooftop and underground parking. Since the building covers most of the site, the mass is relieved by layers of a large-scale trellis. The street façades feature a series of layered scrims comprising perforated blinds, patterned glass, landscaping, and the trellis. They filter light and maintain privacy in the reading areas, yet 42
allow passersby to see activities within the building. The space is organized as a townscape, where the service desks, artwork, and color accent walls serve as visual landmarks. The curved edges of the ceiling are an additional directional device, reinforcing the primary circulation paths and distinguishing the reading areas from book stack spaces. Open staircases provide clear vertical access between floors. Art was also an integral part of the overall design.
OREGON HISTORICAL SOCIETY Library, Museum, and Addition
THE OREGON HISTORICAL SOCIETY, FOR WHICH ZGF DESIGNED THE ORIGINAL 50,000 SF GALLERY AND ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING ON A QUARTER-BLOCK IN 1966, SUBSEQUENTLY PURCHASED THE BALANCE OF BUILDINGS WITHIN THE BLOCK. ZGF COMPLETED THE RENOVATION OF ADJACENT BUILDINGS TO PROVIDE FOR EXPANDING GALLERIES, OFFICE SPACE, AND A NEW BOOKSTORE.
This project involved the renovation of portions of the newly acquired neighboring buildings (totaling 42,264 SF), and the addition of a new entrance and forecourt / plaza with below-grade parking. Space requirements also included new exhibit areas, both inside and outdoors, lobby and conference spaces, expanded administrative offices, and the relocation of the museum bookstore. New construction totals 46
27,500 SF. A tunnel beneath an existing pedestrian alley links the renovated areas to the original building. An existing parking lot was transformed into a building addition and pedestrian plaza. A goal of the Society was to visually unify the entire block as their headquarters. Artist Richard Haas designed and executed wall murals telling historic stories in pictorial form which serve to commemorate the function of the block and the collection of buildings.
OREGON CONVENTION CENTER Convention Center and Expansion
ZGF PROGRAMMED AND DESIGNED THE ORIGINAL 490,000 SF OREGON CONVENTION CENTER, AND THE SUBSEQUENT 407,500 SF EXPANSION, TO PROVIDE A CULTURAL FOCUS, SERVE AS A CATALYST FOR REDEVELOPMENT, AND HELP BRIDGE THE EAST AND WEST SIDES OF THE WILLAMETTE RIVER WITH A NEW LANDMARK FOR PORTLAND.
A key goal for the expansion—which doubled the Center’s size—was to create a seamless integration of design, functionality, and materials with the original building so that patrons could experience the original and expanded components as a whole. The expansion added 105,000 SF of exhibit space, a second 35,000 SF grand ballroom, 28,000 SF of meeting space, a below-grade parking garage, and lobby and support areas. The facility’s expansion makes it the 48
largest convention center in the Pacific Northwest and increases the quantity and types of events that can be accommodated. The design features spacious interior concourses, and large banks of windows and skylights to flood the interior with natural light—a hallmark of the original facility. The curving, wedge-shaped skylight over the new prefunction space is an identifiable image on the city skyline that contrasts and complements the original glass spires. The elliptical form that contains the ballroom and meeting rooms is articulated with tall glazed openings, capturing views to the southeast and toward the city. A variety of retail, restaurant, and business support services are also incorporated, as well as works from nationally and regionally recognized artists. The expansion project is LEED-Platinum certified.
WASHINGTON STATE CONVENTION CENTER Exterior Upgrades
ZGF PLANNED AND DESIGNED MODIFICATIONS TOTALING 38,000 SF TO THE WASHINGTON STATE CONVENTION CENTER IN DOWNTOWN SEATTLE TO ENHANCE VISITOR EXPERIENCE.
From an urban design standpoint, the team evaluated opportunities to connect the existing facility with a significant planned expansion, while concentrating on immediate opportunities for improvements to the current facility and operations. Focusing on addressing the Center’s outdated image and emphasizing their new branding, the team developed streetscape and lighting improvements, and employed exterior graphics and wayfinding features. The effort also included main entrance and façade revision studies, relocation,
and reconfiguration of the administrative offices, and the development of a sales studio to support facility marketing efforts.
EXPOSITION PARK INTERGENERATIONAL COMMUNITY CENTER EXPO Center
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
CONCEIVED BY A PUBLIC / PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP TO ENCOURAGE CROSS-GENERATIONAL COMMUNICATION, THIS 124,000 SF COMMUNITY CENTER, DESIGNED BY ZGF, INTEGRATES NEW AND RENOVATED FACILITIES, WHILE PRESERVING AN IMPORTANT PART OF LOS ANGELES HISTORY. THE EXPO CENTER IS NOW THE LARGEST RECREATIONAL COMPLEX IN THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES.
An idea for a prototypical recreational complex sprang from the plan to recover Exposition Park from years of neglect. The EXPO Center, located on a six-acre site, comprises three separate facilities. In addition to a new Child Care Center and newly restored Senior Center, the 1932 Olympic Swimming Stadium was renovated and expanded to include basketball courts, meeting rooms, an auditorium, and exercise and locker rooms, while maintaining its original purpose as an 54
aquatic center. A new three-story building inserted within the footprint, and the reuse of three original walls of the historic structure saved the stadium from complete demolition. One thousand of the original bleacher seats were retained and the swimming pools were restored. The new portion of the building is contemporary, yet respectful of the building’s historic Art Deco façade.
GOVERNMENT OFFICES / LABORATORIES AND JUSTICE CENTERS
Seattle is one of the nation’s leaders in promoting energy efficiency, so I can think of no better place for this project. I want to thank the GSA for recognizing that energy conservation through building retrofits is one of the most effective and affordable ways to reduce our carbon footprint. Retrofitting the Federal Center South complex will not only be better for the city’s environment, but will create jobs and save taxpayer dollars. I hope that we will replicate this model in buildings all over the country. CONGRESSMAN JIM MCDERMOTT, U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL SERVICES California Air Resources Board, Southern California Consolidation Project
THE NEW 402,604 SF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CONSOLIDATION PROJECT FOR THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL SERVICES, CALIFORNIA AIR RESOURCES BOARD (CARB) WILL BE ONE OF THE LARGEST AND MOST ADVANCED VEHICLE EMISSIONS TESTING AND RESEARCH FACILITIES IN THE WORLD.
The headquarters project will centralize the organization’s five existing locations, currently spread throughout the Los Angeles area, into a single 19-acre site in Riverside, California. Housing more than 450 employees, the building will include an extended range of dedicated test cells, especially for the testing of heavy-duty vehicles; an advanced chemistry laboratory; workspace for new test methods for future generations of vehicles; space for developing enhanced onboard diagnostics and portable emissions measurement 58
systems; visitor reception and education areas; a media center; flexible conference areas; and a 250-person public auditorium. The unique design provides a seamless consolidation and integration of the office program into a three-story, pinwheel-shaped building that offers vertical connectivity to increase proximity between offices and horizontal connectivity with testing areas, support space, and laboratories for greater flexibility and interaction. This concept creates a Central Command Control area that forms the nexus of the new CARB campus. The campus will feature abundant open and green spaces, as well as nature walks for alfresco breaks and informal meetings. Designed with the certification goal of LEED Platinum® and net-zero energy performance, the new facility will be one of the largest true net-zero energy facilities of its type in the world.
PORT OF PORTLAND Headquarters & Long-Term Parking Garage
THE PORT OF PORTLAND’S HEADQUARTERS BUILDING 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 locations. ZGF worked closely with 62
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® 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. 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 66
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; 70
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. DEPARTMENT OF STATE, BUREAU OF OVERSEAS BUILDINGS OPERATIONS New Consulate Compound
THE BUREAU OF OVERSEAS BUILDING OPERATIONS IS RESPONSIBLE FOR AN AMBITIOUS WORLDWIDE BUILDING PROGRAM TO PROVIDE SAFE, SECURE AND HIGHLY FUNCTIONAL FACILITIES THAT SUPPORT U.S. POLICY EFFORTS.
As a new office building in this program, the new consulate compound in Istanbul represents America as a nation and provides an image of stability, dignity and authority. Additional objectives included designing a building that appears open and accessible while maintaining stringent functional and security requirements. The project’s 26-acre site is located on a picturesque hilltop overlooking the Bosphorus Strait above the Bay of Istinye, on the edge of Istanbul. The site presented many challenges, particularly relating to the circulation of staff and visitors from the entrance at 74
the bottom of the site up a 110-foot elevation gain to the facility above, while adhering to security requirements. Program elements include a 90,000 SF office building, a 6,500 SF marine security guard quarters, and two compound access control buildings, 2,300 SF and 1,200 SF, respectively. ZGF’s design for the Consulate has become a sustainability benchmark for consulate and embassy facilities. The project was designed to meet LEED guidelines.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE, BUREAU OF OVERSEAS BUILDINGS OPERATIONS New Laos Embassy Compound
ZGF DESIGNED A NEW 110,000 SF EMBASSY COMPOUND IN VIENTIANE, LAOS, WHICH INCLUDES A CHANCERY, A COMPOUND ACCESS CONTROL BUILDING, A UTILITY BUILDING, AND A PARKING GARAGE.
Due to an irregularly shaped seven-acre site, the project required a creative application of the State Department program requirements. The design approach sought to balance the region’s unique identity and cultural influences with diplomatic architecture representative of a U.S. Embassy. To create a community connected to local culture, the Embassy draws inspiration from a number of Laotian elements. The entry sequence follows the tradition of Lao Wats (Buddhist Temples) and major civic buildings, which scale down for processional entry and face east towards the sunrise. Modern interpretations of the rich legacy of weaving are 76
incorporated into the design of the main entry, garden parasol structures, sunshading screens, and interior space materials. A palette of locally crafted earth-tone materials complemented with vibrant colors inspires an exterior of glazed terracotta panels and colorful glass details, composed around a curtain wall system that provides a welcoming aesthetic and abundant natural daylight—all while meeting security and blast resistant standards. The compound is embellished with waterfalls, moving pools, and aerated water pond features to provide cooling, places for cultural celebration rituals, and stormwater mitigation.
U.S. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION Federal Center South Building 1202
ZGF DESIGNED THE 209,000 SF REGIONAL HEADQUARTERS FOR THE U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS. DELIVERED DESIGN-BUILD, THE HIGH PERFORMANCE BUILDING PROVIDES THE CORPS WITH A 21ST CENTURY WORKPLACE ENVIRONMENT BATHED IN NATURAL DAYLIGHT.
The concept—the Oxbow—features a narrow office bar bent around a central shared atrium called the commons. The open plan office layout provides the greatest amount of flexibility for teams to grow and shrink and the commons—where all the conference rooms and shared services are located at the core of the building—compels users to come together. The design integrates active and passive systems, materials and strategies to achieve aggressive water and energy saving requirements without sacrificing comfort or 78
amenity. Optimized mechanical systems feature chilled beams, heat recovery and phase-change thermal energy storage. The reclamation of 200,000 board feet of timber from a warehouse previously located on the site provides a dramatic interior environment. The LEED Platinum® building is performing in the top 1 percent of similar-sized office buildings in the U.S. with an EUI of 25 kBTU/SF/yr and an Energy Star score of 99—meeting the 2030 Challenge.
SHARED SUPPORT SERVICES Zoned Internal Resource and Support Areas
TOWN CENTER Central Commons Area
NEIGHBORHOODS Work Groups
COMMUNITY CENTERS Flexible Team Spaces within Work Groups
STATE OF WASHINGTON Helen Sommers Building
ZGF'S DESIGN OF THE 215,000 SF HIGH-PERFORMANCE OFFICE BUILDING HOUSES THE WASHINGTON STATE PATROL, PORTIONS OF THE OFFICE OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, THE DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY, AND OTHER LEGISLATIVE AGENCIES.
The office building is the first new building constructed on the Capitol Campus in 60 years. The project was 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’s Olmsted Lawn is one of the overarching features of the design. The visual connection is carried from the “front porch” entrance to the building, through 84
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 LEED Platinum®, meets 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.
MULTNOMAH COUNTY Justice Center
THE ZGF-DESIGNED (IN ASSOCIATION WITH PIETRO BELLUSCHI) 560,000 SF, 16-STORY JUSTICE CENTER, A REPLACEMENT FACILITY FOR ROCKY BUTTE JAIL, INTEGRATES DETENTION, COURTS, POLICE, AND RETAIL OPERATIONS INTO ONE BUILDING, WHICH REFLECTS THE MOST PROGRESSIVE CORRECTIONAL THINKING.
Located in Portland’s downtown Government Center, the facility successfully weaves together three justice related components in a “public condominium” of sorts along with underground parking. The retail arcade at the ground level provides a generous public amenity in an otherwise programmatically introverted building. The building parti distinguishes the disparate functions horizontally and vertically, giving each area its own separate identity, while also meeting each program’s unique circulation and security requirements. The 88
building’s entries and lobbies convey the dignity of the law. Given the complex organization of the building, its prominent site, and need to reconcile public and private faces, two front doors resulted—one for the courts and jail, and the other for the police precinct and police headquarters. An interior public corridor connects the two entrances. Artwork is an integral part of the building design. Perhaps, most notable is the great arched stained glass window, designed by Ed Carpenter, that augments the glazed roof of the building’s main lobby.
U.S. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION Ronald Reagan Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse
SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA
ZGF PROGRAMMED AND DESIGNED THIS 10-STORY, 603,750 SF FEDERAL BUILDING AND UNITED STATES COURTHOUSE IN ASSOCIATION WITH GRUEN ASSOCIATES.
Straddling two distinct urban areas—a pedestrianscaled downtown that dates from the earlier part of this century and a modern civic center complex—the new building’s identity in the community was to have both real and symbolic connections to both. These, along with the demanding functional and security requirements, were the ingredients that ultimately shaped the final result. The building reaches to both the downtown and the civic center from its linear site toward the east and west. On the south, the tower element faces Fourth Street and sets back to allow for a more modestly scaled serpentine-shaped 90
entrance pavilion that is in scale with the low-rise retail surroundings. The primary ceremonial entrance faces the civic center to the west, while a minor more functional entrance invites pedestrians from the city center to the east. The building includes 14 courtrooms and facilities for the U.S. District Court, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, court-related agencies, and federal executive agencies. It was designed to accommodate 29 courtrooms at final build-out. The project also includes parking for 166 cars below-grade and 48 surface spaces.
JUDICIAL COUNCIL OF CALIFORNIA Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara, Family Justice Center Courthouse SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA
ZGF WAS SELECTED TO DESIGN THE FIRST NEW COURTHOUSE IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DEVOTED TO FAMILY LAW. THIS NEW 20-COURTROOM COURTHOUSE OCCUPIES A PROMINENT SITE IN DOWNTOWN SAN JOSE, NEAR ST. JAMES PARK AND ADJACENT TO THE SAN JOSE LIGHT RAIL LINE.
The new building replaces six leased facilities and consolidates all family-related services, including Family Court, Juvenile Dependency, and Drug Court, into a single facility, thereby improving services and increasing operational efficiencies for the residents of Santa Clara County. It also includes a self-help center, family court services, a child waiting area, and space for justice partners. A secure central holding area, as well as separate hallways for the public, staff, and in-custody defendants, are among the security 94
improvements featured in the new, 233,695 SF, eight-story courthouse. Designed to create a calming, friendly, and stress-reducing environment for the children and families it serves, flexibility was also an important objective. The design needed to support the rapidly changing approaches to the case types and operations, and enable future addition or alteration of courtrooms, as necessary. The LEED GoldÂŽ courthouse integrates high-performance design strategies, including a high-performance building envelope, innovative stormwater management solutions, native landscaping, green roofs, high-efficiency plumbing fixtures, and enhanced ventilation through the use of chilled beams, displacement ventilation, and radiant piping.
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 98
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® certification.
SOLAR SHADING WIND HARVESTING DAYLIGHTING GREEN ATRIA GREEN ROOFS PUBLIC ART PHOTOVOLTAICS OPEN SPACE WORKFORCE HOUSING
TRANSIT FACILITIES AND PUBLIC PLAZAS
As one of the cityâ€™s best examples of what can happen when a community-driven plan gets implemented, the revitalization of Columbia Heights is the result of the coordinated efforts of the government, the community, and the private sector. HARRIET TREGONING, DIRECTOR, DC OFFICE OF PLANNING
DISTRICT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Car Barn Training Center
ZGF DESIGNED THE 30,013 SF, TWO-STORY CAR BARN TRAINING CENTER (CBTC) TO HOUSE DISTRICT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DDOT) OPERATIONS, TO PROVIDE A MAINTENANCE FACILITY FOR THE CITY’S STREETCAR FLEET, AND TO ESTABLISH A CENTER FOR WORKFORCE TRAINING WHERE STUDENTS AND RESIDENTS CAN LEARN THE TECHNICAL SKILLS FOR NEW TRANSIT JOBS.
The facility includes a control center, three maintenance bays and a wash track, administrative office and support space, a staff lounge and locker rooms, as well as two flexible training rooms that double as community meeting space. A terrace and green roof, shaded by an array of photovoltaic panels, is accessible from the mezzanine level and offers views spanning from the H Street Corridor to the Anacostia River and beyond. 102
CBTC’s architectural and urban design achieves compatibility with its historic context—an educational campus built for African American students during segregation—through a contemporary application of compatible orientation, massing, and materials. On the interior, a light palette, large windows, and north-facing sawtooth skylights allow daylight to flood the facility and fill interior spaces, creating a bright and pleasant workspace. Designed to exceed LEED Silver®, CBTC incorporates sustainable strategies including grass tracks, permeable pavements, stormwater collection, native plantings, sunshading, and daylighting.
CITY OF SACRAMENTO Sacramento Valley Station Renovation
ZGF LED THE PROGRAMMING, DESIGN, AND REHABILITATION OF THE 66,000 SF HISTORIC TRAIN STATION.
Designed by Bliss & Fayville in the Mediterranean Renaissance Revival style and built in 1926 the station serves as a portal to Sacramento and the first and most enduring building of the Sacramento Intermodal Transportation network. Working with a historic preservationist, ZGF restored the original fabric including the faĂ§ade, roof, masonry, and decorative treatments. Interior enhancements improve the grand waiting room complete with restored walls, ceiling, and the historic John A. MacQuarrie mural depicting the celebration of the groundbreaking of the First Transcontinental Railroad. ZGF analyzed the existing flow of Amtrak passengers and operations 104
and subsequently relocated the ticket counter to the opposite side of the station and added a new baggage claim and storage building behind the station to optimize operational flow and customer experience. New signage and separation of pedestrian, vehicle and back-of-house activities supplement wayfinding. The station will be LEED PlatinumÂŽ.
METROPOLITAN TRANSIT SYSTEM / SAN DIEGO ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS Mission Valley East Light Rail Transit Project / San Diego State University Multimodal Transit Station SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
THIS UNDERGROUND TUNNEL STATION AND AT-GRADE BUS TRANSIT CENTER FOR THE SAN DIEGO TROLLEY IS PART OF THE 5.5-MILE MISSION VALLEY EAST LIGHT RAIL ALIGNMENT, FOR WHICH ZGF SERVED AS THE LEAD URBAN DESIGNER AND ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER.
The line connects San Diego State University to Qualcomm Stadium and downtown, making the cultural resources of the University more readily available to the public. The project places regional light rail service at the very heart of San Diego State University, while simultaneously enhancing open space, pedestrian connections, and campus redevelopment. The station also provides a convenient transit alternative for students who previously commuted to campus by car. The facility links three levels of circulation: the bus transit center on Aztec Walk, the mezzanine bridge 108
situated 20 feet below-grade, and the tunnel trolley station platform located 50 feet below-grade. Each level is joined to the others by two elevators, two dual direction escalators, and two stairs on each platform. By enhancing the sloping grade of the adjacent campus green, one side of the station platform is transformed from below-grade to at-grade, allowing natural daylight to penetrate into the station.
PORT OF PORTLAND Portland International Airport
FOR THE PAST THREE DECADES, ZGF HAS BEEN RESPONSIBLE FOR DESIGNING MOST OF THE MAJOR EXPANSIONS AND REMODELS UNDERTAKEN BY THE PORT OF PORTLAND AT THE PORTLAND INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (PDX).
These projects have included doubling the size of the existing terminal, the enclosure for a new central utility plant, remodels of storefronts and concession areas, new parking structures and access canopy, the airport light rail station, and the PDX Conference Center, among others. ZGF also designed the Port’s most high-performance project to date—the LEED Platinum®, 205,603 SF Port of Portland Headquarters & Long-Term Parking Garage. ZGF has also provided on-call architectural services for PDX over the past eight years—and was recently selected for a three-year 110
contract extension. Through this experience, ZGF has developed an intimate knowledge of the site, airport operations, and security protocol. Recent projects have been completed on fast-track schedules, requiring complex phasing and sequencing of both design and construction activities to ensure that airport operations continue running smoothly throughout the projects.
TRIMET MAX Light Rail System
ZGF HAS BEEN ASSISTING PORTLAND TO BUILD ONE OF THE BEST REGIONAL LIGHT RAIL SYSTEMS IN THE COUNTRY. NOW ON ITS SIXTH CORRIDOR, THIS SYSTEM HAS SET THE BENCHMARK FOR BUILDING COMMUNITY, PROVIDING SMART MOBILITY CHOICES, AND CATALYZING SUSTAINABLE GROWTH.
system, as well as to other rail, streetcar, and bus options. Special care was taken to design the stations to match the community’s needs, which vary from tight urban contexts to open, park-like suburbs. Over $3,000,000,000 in transit oriented development has been implemented.
Over the last 30 years, ZGF has contributed to developing the TriMet transit network — the Blue Line that connects downtown Portland to the eastern and western suburbs, the Red Line that connects Beaverton to Portland International Airport, the Yellow Line and the new Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Orange Line that connect the southern suburbs through downtown Portland to northern Portland, while the Green Line connects Portland State University to Clackamas. They offer direct connections to the state’s MAX
Developing neighborhoods, affluent suburbs, and established urban realms are all connected by the system, making it one of the most accessible in the country. Portland’s light rail system includes 62.6 miles and 94 stations, of which ZGF has designed a total of approximately 40 miles and 59 stations.
Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail - Under Construction
Columbia River Crossing Light Rail - Design Concept
PORTLAND STREETCAR, INC. Portland Streetcar
ZGF HAS BEEN INVOLVED WITH THE PORTLAND STREETCAR SINCE ITS INCEPTION, ASSISTING IN THE FORMATION OF PORTLAND STREETCAR, INC.â€”A PRIVATE CONSORTIUM FORMED TO DESIGN, BUILD, AND OPERATE THE STREETCAR. SERVICES INCLUDED INVESTIGATING AND ILLUSTRATING VARIOUS OPERATING OPTIONS, EXPLORING POSSIBLE FUTURE EXTENSIONS, AND FINALLY PROVIDING CONCEPTUAL URBAN DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN.
A main goal of the Streetcar is to connect new housing built on the former railroad yards in the River District with neighborhood facilities in the northwest and with employment opportunities in Downtown Portland. This system is smaller in scale and much less expensive to build than light rail systems. It also fits the scale of the urban neighborhoods through which it passes. A new 118
construction technique has substantially reduced the construction period in each block to minimize disruption to adjacent businesses. The first phase of the system is a 2.4-mile loop linking the Portland State University campus, the Central Library / West End, the Pearl District, the River District, and Good Samaritan Hospital at Northwest 23rd Avenue.
COOS COUNTY AIRPORT DISTRICT Southwest Oregon Regional Airport, New Terminal Building & Air Traffic Control Tower NORTH BEND, OREGON
ZGF DESIGNED A UNIQUE TWO-STORY, REPLACEMENT TERMINAL THAT SERVES AS AN ICON FOR THE CITY OF NORTH BEND. AS THE ONLY COMMERCIAL AIRPORT ON THE OREGON COAST, THE SOUTHWEST OREGON REGIONAL AIRPORT SERVES AN AREA THAT IS GROWING QUICKLY.
The goal was to replace an existing terminal, which was built in 1962, with a new 28,000 SF terminal sited on a bluff with picturesque views of Coos Bay and surrounding bridges. The design features an undulating, naturalistic shape inspired by the surrounding landscape and local history—the flowing curves of a windblown dune, a Chinook salmon swimming through ocean waters, and the sinuous line of a wave. Project components include waiting and hold rooms, ticketing areas, baggage conveyance, concessions, and an air 120
traffic control tower. The structure is composed of steel columns, concrete composite decking, and an exposed glue-laminated roof structure. The wood structural components and shape are intended to call attention to the region’s shipbuilding and timber industries. The exterior cladding is a combination of color-treated and natural stainless steel shingles that amplify the building’s form. The building maximizes daylighting opportunities. Daylight sensors and the east-west axis of the building make it perfectly suited to take advantage of natural daylight and minimize the use of MEP systems.
CITY OF SEATTLE King Street Station Renovation
ZGF PROVIDED DESIGN SERVICES FOR THE HISTORIC RESTORATION AND REHABILITATION OF THE 60,000 SF TRAIN STATION, WHICH WAS ORIGINALLY BUILT AND OPENED TO THE PUBLIC WITH MUCH FANFARE IN MAY 1906.
Designed by Reed and Stem, the firm responsible for Grand Central Terminal with a clock tower modeled after the grand Campanile di San Marco, elements of the project include rehabilitation of the iconic 12-story clock tower, original 45-foot-high ornamental plaster ceilings and walls, terrazzo and mosaic tile floors, and operable windows. True to the building’s original fashion, the white marble wainscoting, decorative sconces, and glass globe chandeliers removed during the 1950s modernization were replicated and replaced. The rehabilitation also included significant seismic 124
and mechanical / electrical updates to improve the building’s safety, durability, and performance—all of which complied with the City’s sustainable building standards and the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and Guidelines for Historic Preservation. A number of sustainable strategies and systems were incorporated to optimize building performance, including natural ventilation, use of a ground-source heat pump, and energy and water strategies, including LED lights and low-flow fixtures, resulting in a 68% more efficient building. The project is LEED Platinum®.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA OFFICE OF PLANNING / DISTRICT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DDOT) Columbia Heights, Public Realm Framework Plan and Civic Plaza
THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA OFFICE OF PLANNING COMMISSIONED ZGF TO DEVELOP A PUBLIC REALM FRAMEWORK PLAN FOR NEIGHBORHOOD IMPROVEMENTS THAT SPANNED A ONE-QUARTER-MILE RADIUS AROUND THE COLUMBIA HEIGHTS METRO SUBWAY STATION.
The Framework Plan was developed according to the District’s principles for Transit Oriented Development, with the goals of strengthening community identity, celebrating diversity, and creating a lively experience. A special design committee of community stakeholders and several interactive public workshops were organized to elicit input from the neighborhood residents and property owners. The plan provided a conceptual design for a new civic plaza, a Metro plaza, and commercial core streetscape. The design theme of a “kaleidoscope” 126
was developed during one of the first public workshops to symbolize and embody the rich diversity of Columbia Heights. Subsequently, ZGF was commissioned by the DDOT to develop the streetscape and plaza design, and to coordinate the integration of public art with the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. The shape and layout of the Civic Plaza creates an outdoor room that includes an interactive water fountain, offering cool respite and play for children and adults, which can also be used to stage performances and hold farmers markets when the fountain is turned off. ZGF continued work beyond the design and documentation, providing Design-Build review assistance for the construction of the interactive fountain, specialty solar lighting, and streetscape features.
CITY OF PORTLAND Simon and Helen Director Park
THE PROJECT INCLUDES DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF SIMON AND HELEN DIRECTOR PARK, THE RENOVATION OF O’BRYANT SQUARE, AND PLANNING FOR ANKENY PARK, AS WELL AS THE CONNECTIVE TISSUE OF STREETS AND SIDEWALKS THAT WEAVE ALL THREE PARKS INTO THE FABRIC OF THE CITY.
This project was an opportunity to resolve the centuryold question of how the city’s North Park Blocks and South Park Blocks should be related and incorporated considerable public involvement. Simon and Helen Director Park, on South Park Block Five, is the most conspicuous new open space to be added to Downtown Portland since Pioneer Courthouse Square was designed 25 years earlier. ZGF, the managing architect, teamed with OLIN as lead designer to develop a sophisticated new plaza space over a six-level underground garage. 128
A major canopy, water feature and café gives park users a range of social settings to enjoy urban life. The design also embraces two adjacent streets as shared pedestrian-auto spaces that can convert to park space for special events. Sustainable design elements include granite-edged bioswales, a café green roof and lowenergy lighting. Director Park was completed in 2009. Renovation of O’Bryant Square will take place in the future. A schematic plan for renovation of Ankeny Park is planned when funds are available.
CITY OF EVERETT Multimodal Transportation Station
ZGF WAS ENGAGED BY THE CITY OF EVERETT TO LEAD A CONSULTANT TEAM RESPONSIBLE FOR ANALYZING THE ENVIRONMENTAL, ECONOMIC, LAND USE, INSTITUTIONAL, TRAFFIC, AND TRANSIT IMPACTS, FOLLOWED BY DESIGN OF PHASE I OF THE EVERETT MULTIMODAL FACILITY.
The four-story, 64,000 SF building responds to the railroading, mining, and lumbering legacies of Everett, and is accentuated by a “Great Hall.” Curved arches and a brick façade evoke memories of historic rail travel and complement the building’s modern design. The ground floor includes a café and ticket offices for Sound Transit, Greyhound buses, and Amtrak trains. Commuter platforms are on the east side, with a bus turnaround to the south and 1,600 parking spaces surrounding the building. The second and third floors 132
house the University Center at Everett Station, the first-ever college “campus” in a train station. The fourth floor features a large, multipurpose community room. In Phase II, ZGF was engaged to design the expansion of the Sounder commuter rail facilities, including a weather-protected pedestrian bridge over the tracks connecting to a new parking lot. The project features pedestrian improvements, such as plazas at each end of the pedestrian bridge that provide a gateway to commuter rail facilities. This phase included the design of an operations building related to the storage and maintenance of commuter rail trains, a bus layover area, landscaping, and the installation of public art.
ADDITIONAL PUBLIC AND CIVIC PROJECTS CITY OF LOS ANGELES, DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION AND PARKS LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA Greek Theatre Master Plan
CITY OF PORTLAND PORTLAND, OREGON Tom McCall Waterfront Park Master Plan
JUDICIAL COUNCIL OF CALIFORNIA, ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE COURTS GLENDALE, CALIFORNIA Superior Court of California, New Glendale Courthouse
KING COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM KIRKLAND, WASHINGTON / BOTHELL, WASHINGTON Kirkland Library Bothell Library
KING COUNTY / WRIGHT RUNSTAD & COMPANY SEATTLE, WASHINGTON Chinook Office Building
STATE OF CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA Exposition Park Master Plan and Implementation
STATE OF MINNESOTA ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA The Minnesota State Capitol Plans
STATE OF OREGON SALEM, OREGON Oregon State Capitol Building, Wings Addition Oregon State Archives
STATE OF WASHINGTON OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON The Master Plan for the Capitol of the State of Washington ProArts General Office Building
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY RICHLAND, WASHINGTON William R. Wiley Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS SHERIDAN, OREGON Sheridan Federal Correctional Institution
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE, BUREAU OF OVERSEAS BUILDINGS OPERATIONS WASHINGTON, DC New Consulate Compound, Capetown, South Africa New Embassy Compound, Sofia, Bulgaria Embassy Chancery Rehabilitation, Wellington, New Zealand Consulate Expansion, Shanghai, China
U.S. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION PORTLAND, OREGON Bonneville Power Administration Headquarters Gus J. Solomon U.S. Courthouse Conversion and Improvements Robert Duncan Plaza
Bishop Museum Richard T. Mamiya Science Adventure Center 22
Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences Museum Square: Peoria Riverfront Museum and Caterpillar International Visitor Center 26
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Conference Center 36
Bolsa Chica Conservancy Center for Coastal Ecology 30
C California Department of General Services California Air Resources Board, Southern California Consolidation Project 58 City of Everett Multimodal Transportation Station 132 City of Portland Simon and Helen Director Park 128 City of Sacramento Sacramento Valley Station Renovation 104
M Metropolitan Transit System / San Diego Association of Governments Mission Valley East Light Rail Transit Project / San Diego State University Multimodal Transit Station 108
TriMet MAX Light Rail System 114
U U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations New Consulate Compound 74 New Laos Embassy Compound 76
Multnomah County Justice Center 88
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 8 Headquarters 66
U.S. Food and Drug Administration FDA at Irvine, Regional Laboratory and District Office 70
Oregon Convention Center Convention Center and Expansion 48 Oregon Historical Society Library, Museum, and Addition 46
U.S. General Services Administration Federal Center South Building 1202 78 Ronald Reagan Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse 90
Civic San Diego / City of San Diego San Diego Civic Center Complex / City Hall 98
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry 14
Coos County Airport District Southwest Oregon Regional Airport, New Terminal Building & Air Traffic Control Tower 120
Palos Verdes Library District Peninsula Center Library 42
Washington State Convention Center Exterior Upgrades 52
E Exposition Park Intergenerational Community Center EXPO Center 54
J Judicial Council of California Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara, Family Justice Center Courthouse 94
K Kidspace Childrenâ€™s Museum Building 4 28 King County Library System Bellevue Regional Library 40 Lake Hills Library 8
Portland Streetcar, Inc. Portland Streetcar 118 Port of Portland Headquarters & Long-Term Parking Garage 62 Portland International Airport 110
S Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater 18 Seattle Mariners / Washington State Major League Baseball Stadium Public Facilities District Stadium District Concept Plan 6 Soka University of America Performing Arts Center and Wangari Maathai Hall 32 State of California California Science Center 10
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