URBAN DESIGN / TRANSIT / LANDSCAPE
ZGF Architects LLP (ZGF) is an award-winning architectural, planning, and interior design firm with offices in Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles, Washington DC, New York, and Vancouver BC. Our portfolio features a diverse mix of projects for both private and public institutions, including work for healthcare, research, academic, civic, corporate, and commercial clients. ZGF has been responsible for urban design, transit-related development, and landscape architecture for projects ranging from light rail, bus transit, operations and maintenance facilities, and multimodal facilities, to streetscape improvements, parks, and pedestrian corridors. Our design philosophy is centered on the premise that excellence should be reflected in each and every aspect of a building—its fit within the community and campus, its function and relationship to users, its building systems, and its cost. This dedication to design excellence at every level has resulted in recognition by numerous national, regional, and local awards, including #1 architecture firm in the country by Architect magazine’s Architect 50 and also the #1 sustainability firm in the U.S. two years in a row. ZGF was selected for the prestigious Architecture Firm Award by the American Institute of Architects, which recognized the firm’s “high standards, humanistic concerns, and unique ability to capture the spirit of a place and the aspirations of its inhabitants.” The firm’s work on Simon and Helen Director Park received awards from the Oregon chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, the AIA Northwest and Pacific Region, the AIA Portland Chapter, and the Chicago Athenaeum. In addition, ZGF received a Presidential Design Award for the Westside MAX Light Rail Transitway, National AIA Urban Design Awards for the Exposition Park Master Plan and the Santa Monica Boulevard Master Plan, a California APA Award for the City of Glendale Downtown Specific Plan, and three Federal Design Achievement Awards. The ASLA Potomac Chapter honored the SW Ecodistrict and 1200 Seventeenth with awards. The firm’s work transformed Kashiwa-no-ha, Japan from a conventional transit-oriented development to the world’s largest LEED® ND Plan Platinum certified smart city. It was recently honored with a ULI Global Award for Excellence.
The Portland Mall Revitalization project asserts that urban design can really work, and it exemplified this through its design. It has been beautifully executed, with fine design details. 2011 AIA HONOR AWARDS JURY
MITSUI FUDOSAN Kashiwa-no-ha Smart City
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH MITSUI FUDOSAN, ONE OF THE LARGEST DEVELOPERS IN ASIA, AND OTHER COMMUNITY STAKEHOLDERS, ZGF IS PROVIDING PLANNING AND DESIGN TO CREATE A 152-ACRE ECODISTRICT AROUND AN EXISTING RAIL STATION NEIGHBORHOOD CALLED “KASHIWA-NO-HA SMART CITY PROJECT.”
The EcoDistrict plan aims to resolve environmental issues, address the needs of a super-aging society, and relieve economic stagnation by creating an environmentally symbiotic city of health, longevity and a new industry. The plan employs technology to achieve industry’s highest aspiration of achieving aggressive carbon goals and providing resiliency to unplanned disasters through an integrated energy management system and social media communication system.
Kashiwa-no-ha is located near a concentration of prestigious academic and research institutions where commercialization of new ideas can be cultivated in the innovation campus. ZGF led role-playing workshops designed to organize ideas about how community and business interests could work together toward a future that includes needed community services. ZGF has subsequently created design guidelines for stakeholders to organize development in a concerted way to achieve greater access to community services and outdoor programmed events along more active and vital streets. The guidelines and subsequent stakeholder agreements have established a first-ever LEED ND: Plan Platinum certification in Japan and the largest LEED ND: Plan Platinum project in the world. It was recently honored with a ULI Global Award for Excellence.
NATIONAL CAPITAL PLANNING COMMISSION / U.S. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION SW Ecodistrict Plan
ZGF SERVED AS PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF URBAN DESIGN AND SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGIES FOR THE SW ECODISTRICT PLAN, AN EFFORT LED BY THE NATIONAL CAPITAL PLANNING COMMISSION AND THE U.S. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION, IN COORDINATION WITH 15 OTHER LOCAL AND FEDERAL AGENCIES.
Project goals included advancing recommendations of the Monumental Core Framework Plan, Comprehensive Plan, and the Center City Action Agenda; assisting the federal government to meet the goals of Executive Order 13514—Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance through the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions; and transforming a federal employment center south of the National Mall into a model 21st century sustainable community that uses resources more efficiently and contributes 8
to the City’s economic vitality and environmental health. As envisioned, the SW Ecodistrict will be an active, multimodal, mixed-use neighborhood with significant cultural attractions and public spaces, offices, residences, and amenities. While the area currently includes one of the most heavily used Metro stations, the plan includes transit enhancements to minimize traffic impacts that may result from adding an additional 5,000,000 SF to the existing 10,000,000 SF of development. New buildings in the Ecodistrict will become net-zero energy and carbon by 2030 through the interconnection of high-performance buildings, infrastructure, and open spaces to pool resources and share byproducts. Water, gas, electricity, and heating and cooling will all be shared among the buildings to create a 24-hour synergy.
Energy Production Diagram
District Stormwater Collection
Future 10th Street
Present 10th Street
Future 10th Street
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, 12
including residential courtyards, retail plazas, and playfields. The project is anticipated to be completed in three phases over a 10-year period.
CITY INTERESTS LLC Parkside Mixed-Use Planned Unit Development and Ward 7 Revitalization
FOLLOWING COMPLETION OF SEVERAL PLANNING AND URBAN DESIGN EFFORTS FOR DC AGENCIES IN WARD 7, (DOWNTOWN WARD 7 VISION PLAN, THE DEANWOOD SMALL AREA PLAN, AND THE GREAT STREETS–MINNESOTA AVENUE NE STREETSCAPE DESIGN), ZGF COLLABORATED WITH CITYINTERESTS LLC, A LOCAL DEVELOPER, ON PLANS FOR THEIR PROPERTIES IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.
The projects for CityInterests have focused on strategies for creating higher density commercial and mixed-use development. These efforts include designs for revitalizing an existing suburban-style shopping center into a mixed-use development and concepts for employment, residential and institutional development in the Parkside Neighborhood, located within the U.S. General Service Administration’s Central Employment 14
Area. ZGF led the design effort for a Planned Unit Development (PUD) Stage 1 Update for the Parkside Parcel 12, and received Stage 2 PUD approvals for a new flagship adult education facility. Additional studies for the 3,100,000 SF Parkside property include concepts for new healthcare facilities, leased offices for federal government agencies, retail and multi-family housing.
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” 16
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.
DISTRICT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 15th Street Intersection Safety Improvements
ZGF PROVIDED URBAN DESIGN, STREETSCAPE, LANDSCAPE, AND LOW-IMPACT DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES, AS A SUBCONSULTANT TO BRUDIS & ASSOCIATES, TO SUPPORT SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS AT THE INTERSECTION OF 15TH STREET, W STREET, AND FLORIDA AVENUE NW.
The design for the intersection located at the boundary of the historic L’Enfant Plan and Meridian Hill Park includes a significant road diet as well as vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian signal improvements to create space within the existing right-of-way for a separated cycle track-the first of its kind in the District. The project serves as a pilot demonstration for more permanent and higher quality materials responsive to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts’ concern about the quality of previously built bicycle infrastructure. The design 18
provides planted medians, dedicated bike storage areas, a pocket park, bioretention tree wells to meet the stringent stormwater requirements in Washington DC, and the restoration of the historic tree canopy. ZGF also supported stakeholder outreach with presentations to the locally elected advisory neighborhood commissions.
High speed turn lane and intersection before safety improvements
High-speed turn lane redesigned as a pedestrian plaza
NoMA BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT Metropolitan Branch Trail Study
ZGF, IN ASSOCIATION WITH NELSON / NYGAARD, HAS COLLABORATED WITH THE NoMA BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT TO ANALYZE THE EXISTING EIGHT-MILE METROPOLITAN BRANCH TRAIL FROM UNION STATION TO SILVER SPRING AND TO DEVELOP DESIGN RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPROVING SAFETY AND ACCESS FOR THE SOUTHERN SEGMENT OF THE METROPOLITAN BRANCH TRAIL WHICH CONNECTS BROOKLAND AND NoMA.
Following input from community members, trail users, public agency leaders and local area developers, a three-tiered, integrated approach for improvements was developed. The study addresses the perception and reality of safety, expands connections and access for more users, and enhances trail awareness,
programming and stewardship. Consequently, the proposed improvements address all scales of the trail environment, including pavement markings, lighting and user amenities, potential trail realignments, fixing “friction” intersections, and promoting more supportive adjacent land uses with complementary redevelopment. In support of these improvements, the study addresses identifying potential long-term stewardship strategies.
METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS 19th Street Low Impact Development Design
ZGF WORKED WITH METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA OFFICE OF PLANNING, AND THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE BID TO DEVELOP LOW IMPACT DEVELOPMENT (LID) STRATEGIES AND IMPLEMENT A PAVEMENT REMOVAL PROGRAM ALONG TWO CITY BLOCKS OF 19TH STREET NW TO TRANSFORM IT INTO A UNIQUE AND EYE-CATCHING LANDSCAPE THAT ENHANCES THE PEDESTRIAN EXPERIENCE.
The existing street currently includes an incoherent mix of 40-foot-wide sidewalks, a variety of ground floor uses, disparate building extensions, underground vaults within the public right of way, and significant underground utilities. The preferred design concept features a significant increase or pervious surfaces, increased landscaped areas, bioretention tree wells to 22
meet stormwater runoff requirements, green / public art features, and improved connections to Pennsylvania Avenue and Dupont Circle. Other recommendations include sidewalk cafÃ© areas, strategic curbside loading, increased bicycle parking and bike share stations, streetscape furnishings, and pedestrian lighting. The project required the development of a detailed stakeholder engagement process and public input. The design is currently under review by city agencies and will serve as a model for introducing LID strategies into an existing urban environment. Construction of the project is dependent on award of agency stormwater grants.
PROSPER PORTLAND Broadway Corridor Framework Plan
ZGF LED AN INTEGRATED TEAM OF ECONOMIC AND URBAN PLANNING CONSULTANTS IN COLLABORATION WITH PROSPER PORTLAND TO FORMULATE A FRAMEWORK PLAN DESCRIBING A STRATEGIC VISION FOR DEVELOPMENT OF APPROXIMATELY 24 ACRES IN THE RIVER DISTRICT URBAN RENEWAL AREA, PROMPTED BY THE RELOCATION OF PORTLAND’S MAIN U.S. POST OFFICE, WHICH ENCOMPASSES MORE THAN HALF THE AREA.
The Broadway Corridor is a key opportunity site in Portland’s Central City 2035 Plan, identified for high-density employment and signature city attractions; connecting the Old Town / Chinatown and Pearl District neighborhoods; and addressing challenges and opportunities to ensure Portland’s economic, transportation, cultural and educational hub continues 24
to be a vibrant resource for the next 25 years. The framework plan provided a business case and the value proposition for acquisition of the USPS site. The ZGF team conceived alternative development programs for the property, investigated economic feasibility, and phased take-down of existing properties to maintain income and activity. The team’s analysis of different mixed-uses for the site also included evaluating energy and water demands for each program to assess the potential for district energy, shared resources and alternative water and energy sources. This included ground-coupled systems, thermal storage, rainwater harvesting, photovoltaics and treated waste water systems.
PORTLAND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION River District Illustrative Vision Plan
ZGF WAS COMMISSIONED TO CREATE A VISION FOR THE EVOLVING RIVER DISTRICT AT THE EDGE OF DOWNTOWN PORTLAND. THE PURPOSE WAS TO RECOGNIZE PROJECTS THAT WERE PLANNED, PROCEEDING, OR RECENTLY COMPLETED. THE PLAN ALSO DEFINED THE MAGNITUDE OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE INVESTMENTS, AS WELL AS RESULTING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENTS, IN THE AREA.
All of this was achieved through the cultivation of sometimes improbable partnerships between parties who shared an interest in some part of the plan implementation. Funds from one source were used to leverage more from another. This massive enterprise has relied upon the urban design and vision developed for the area—forging partnerships that have strengthened and consolidated during implementation. ZGF’s vision 26
for redevelopment reached beyond the aspirations of the Central City Plan. Today, over 5,000 new housing units are occupied; 3,500 jobs have been created and filled; site-specific designed park-streets have been completed; a streetcar system linking the district to downtown is in its tenth year of operation and is currently being extended; and new centers for higher education and neighborhood services are expanding. ZGF recently completed a plan for the USPS site, the last undeveloped site within the original 1999 plan.
INTERNATIONAL LIVING FUTURE INSTITUTE Living City Design Competition, Symbiotic Districts: Towards a Balanced City
THE LIVING CITY DESIGN COMPETITION ASKED PROJECT TEAMS TO ENVISION A FUTURE FOR AN EXISTING DISTRICT THAT WOULD MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE RIGOROUS LIVING BUILDING CHALLENGE RATING SYSTEM. ZGF LED A COMPETITION TEAM, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE PORTLAND SUSTAINABILITY INSTITUTE AND NATIONAL LEADERS IN ECODISTRICT ASSESSMENT AND GOVERNANCE, THAT RESULTED IN AN AWARD-WINNING ENTRY.
The team’s approach explored the symbiosis between five EcoDistricts that represent the archetypes of modern neighborhoods—University District, South Waterfront, Lloyd District, Lents, and Gateway—and how, together, these neighborhoods could give and take from each other to help balance resources across Portland. The team specifically examined how 30
strategies in a single neighborhood, Gateway, could contribute to the City’s overall performance. Analysis revealed that Gateway could implement four big changes that would contribute to greater urban sustainability: provide a rich street life that incorporates pedestrians, businesses, and public transport; build green city infrastructure for habitat, food, water, and waste; integrate net-zero energy and water systems; and support urban agriculture that allows residents to grow food on various surfaces. The result would be a city in symbiosis with its districts giving and taking resources from one another to maximize the performance of the whole. The team’s entry, with its combination of eye-catching images and innovative system strategies, garnered the People’s Choice Award.
Re-envisioning Main Street
TRIMET / METRO / CITY OF PORTLAND / LANGLEY INVESTMENTS / OREGON CONVENTION CENTER / OREGON DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION / PORTLAND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION Lloyd EcoDistrict
USING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW HOTEL AS THE CATALYST, ZGF PLANNED AN ECODISTRICT IN THE LLOYD DISTRICT SURROUNDING THE PORTLAND CONVENTION CENTER. THE MIXED-USE NEIGHBORHOOD FEATURES A VARIETY OF BUSINESSES, MULTI-FAMILY HOUSING, TWO SPORTS STADIUMS, GREENWAYS, AND A NUMBER OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES.
With ZGF’s guidance, a variety of stakeholders— including developers, such as Ashforth Pacific, and City entities, such as the Portland Sustainability Institute—explored various strategies for sharing resources and waste among the various buildings in the area. Using ZGF’s proposed design for the Oregon Convention Center Headquarters Hotel as an example, the District’s buildings would take advantage of, and contribute to, district-wide systems, including 32
stormwater management, sewage treatment, and energy harvesting. Other high-performance strategies include an anaerobic digestion facility to convert food waste from restaurants, hotels, the convention center, and the Rose Garden Area into electricity. Combined with distributed rooftop and building-integrated solar photovoltaic panels, these systems can provide grid-tied renewable energy that exceeds what can be achieved by individual buildings, while wastewater management systems can take advantage of the larger surface area to reuse rainwater for irrigation and other non-potable needs.
On-Site Energy Generation
On-Site Wastewater Treatment
Vegetated Roofs and Walls
CAPITAL CITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION Boise Broad Street LIV District
ZGF IS CONTRIBUTING TO MAKING BOISE ONE OF THE MOST LIVABLE CITIES IN THE COUNTRY. BY FOCUSING ON SUSTAINABLE POLICIES, PRACTICES AND PARTNERSHIPS, THIS CITYWIDE EFFORT PROMOTES LIVABILITY ACROSS THREE STRATEGIC FOCUS AREAS: LASTING ENVIRONMENTS, INNOVATIVE ENTERPRISES AND VIBRANT COMMUNITIES.
The City of Boise Planning and Development Services Department created a development strategy and vision for their downtown based on sustainable development and operations. The Lasting, Innovative and Vibrant (LIV) District development strategy is a model for retrofitting urban districts to become environmentally and economically sustainable. For downtown Boise, ZGF is designing the LIV Neighborhood Framework, Broad Street Schematic Design, and Stormwater Management 34
Plan. The primary placemaking initiatives include: public infrastructure, mobility, historic preservation, and sustainable systems such as geothermal energy and on-site stormwater mitigation. Broad Street is the core public space and connections are being made between the Old Boise neighborhood, Julia Davis Park and Zoo Boise, leading to BoDo, 8th Street, JUMP and Knitting Factory, and eventually the Boise River via the Pioneer Pathway. With a mix of amenities, a proportioned mix of commercial and residential, and vacant parcels readied for development, it is a catalyst for becoming a diverse destination neighborhood. The LIV is a model to demonstrate the value of such initiatives to prospective developers in the district and elsewhere.
CITY OF SEATTLE Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) Advisory Committee, Mandatory Housing Affordability Residential and Commercial Components SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
ZGF PROVIDED URBAN DESIGN ANALYSIS FOR THE CITYâ€™S HOUSING AFFORDABILITY AND LIVABILITY AGENDA (HALA) ADVISORY COMMITTEE, WHICH WAS FORMED TO INCREASE THE AFFORDABILITY AND AVAILABILITY OF HOUSING IN SEATTLE.
The committee established the Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) program requiring all new multifamily and commercial developments to meet certain thresholds to either include affordable housing units on-site or pay a fee to support development of new affordable housing elsewhere. ZGF evaluated options for the associated zoning changes; reviewed building massing, scale, and aesthetic considerations; and provided drawings and other graphic materials to communicate to the public how the changes impact the community. 36
One of the twenty-seven boards produced to explain the proposed zoning changes at public meetings.
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.
CITY OF SEATTLE Pike Pine Renaissance: Act One
A CONCEPTUAL DESIGN PLAN WAS DEVELOPED TO ENHANCE THE PHYSICAL CHARACTER OF THE STREETSCAPE ON PIKE AND PINE BETWEEN FIRST AND FOURTH AVENUES. THE PROJECT INVOLVES PRIME STREETS THAT SERVE AS THE FRONT DOOR TO SEATTLE’S RETAIL CORE AND TIE TOGETHER THREE OF THE CITY’S PREMIER PLACES—PIKE PLACE MARKET, WESTLAKE PARK AND THE CONVENTION CENTER.
ZGF led a series of charrettes to involve stakeholders in early planning, create collaborative design solutions, and to build consensus. Plans were also coordinated with the Seattle Department of Transportation’s planned transit improvements and past streetscape plans to both enhance and preserve the best characteristics of this significant historic area in downtown Seattle.
Enhancements include new sidewalks or sidewalk extensions, curb bulbs, crosswalk paving inlays, intersection treatments, green stormwater infrastructure, street trees, plantings, lighting and seating. The team is also advising property owners on ways to make the heavily traveled corridor more pedestrian friendly, such as adding lighting to building facades at night, offering sidewalk cafes, and creating places to linger and gather. The Washington State Convention Center, a major component of the Pike-Pine corridor, has taken steps to improve the public area around it with upgraded streetscapes, also by ZGF.
URBAN VISIONS Stadium East Master Plan
ZGF IS PROVIDING URBAN PLANNING AND DESIGN FOR 1,800,000 SF OF NEW OFFICE, RESEARCH LABORATORY, EDUCATION, AND RETAIL SPACES FOR STADIUM EAST IN SEATTLE’S SOUTH DOWNTOWN.
Located directly east of two professional sports stadiums at the western terminus of I-90, the development is envisioned as a 24/7 office and research and development hub for high- and clean- technology industries, where tenants and residents will have access to collaborative spaces indoors and out. Building on planned housing and enhanced transit-oriented development in the district, the campus has the potential to energize and transform a largely blighted industrial area. The project will enhance pedestrian connections from the waterfront to the Stadium District, and to the South Chinatown and International 42
neighborhoods. Development on the site will provide a much needed access point for the Mountain to Sound Greenway, connecting pedestrians and cyclists to the waterfront. The campus will incorporate highperformance design strategies that aggressively exceed standard performance and aesthetic aspirations. The project is envisioned as a catalyst for realizing a new vision for a “livable South Downtown.”
WEST END WORKING GROUP West End Vision Plan
ZGF WAS SELECTED BY LOCAL BUSINESSES AND PROPERTY OWNERS TO CREATE A VISION FOR A 60-BLOCK SECTION OF THE CENTRAL CITY, FROM THE SOUTH PARK BLOCKS TO I-405, AND FROM PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY TO BURNSIDE AVENUE.
The West End Vision Plan addresses an area of downtown that has experienced slow redevelopment in a time when many areas of the city are seeing rapid growth. ZGF’s role was to collect and interpret divergent objectives and priorities into a working vision and urban design concept for both public and private sector projects to advance the potential of the area. Concurrently, ZGF led the design of street improvements through the center of the district. Since the completion of the Vision Plan and clarification of city
development regulations, the West End has enjoyed an acceleration in the construction of new mixed-use development. More than 1,500 mixedincome dwelling units have been constructed or are underway. Associated retail services have also been created and existing institutions are expanding. ZGF recently designed The Eliot Tower, a retail, office, and 225-unit condominium tower, and the Twelve | West Mixed-Use Building, which houses retail, for-rent housing, and ZGF’s office.
CITY OF BEAVERTON Strategic Civic Plan
THE CITY OF BEAVERTON—A HISTORIC, FIRST-TIER SUBURB—IS STRIVING TO OVERCOME DECADES OF RAIL AND HIGHWAY INFRASTRUCTURE BUILDING THAT HAS RESULTED IN DISCONNECTED AND UNDERUTILIZED LAND. TO BECOME A COHESIVE, WALKABLE, MIXED-USE CITY CENTER, THE CITY UNDERTOOK A YEAR-LONG, COMPREHENSIVE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROCESS—CALLED BEAVERTON VISION.
The City then retained Fregonese Associates and ZGF to develop a Strategic Civic Plan to identify a pragmatic road map to achieve the outcomes identified in the Beaverton Vision. Through comprehensive planning discussions between stakeholders and the consultant team, ZGF identified a set of urban design concepts as part of the Strategic Civic Plan. The team 44
developed a prioritized list of projects, programs and financing to reflect the community’s aspirations. With broad acceptance, the Strategic Civic Plan ushered in approval of an Urban Renewal District as a primary tool for implementation. This will help fund a transformation of state highways and a master plan for a neglected creek—with watershed improvements to reduce flooding downtown and improve water quality—while establishing a system of public open spaces to support anticipated residential uses. The plan positions Beaverton to begin phased implementation of these projects to stimulate private redevelopment of vacant properties.
GERDING EDLEN DEVELOPMENT COMPANY Beaverton Ecodistrict Concept Strategy and Site Development Feasibility Study
IN A PARALLEL EFFORT TO THE BEAVERTON STRATEGIC CIVIC PLAN, ZGF AND GERDING EDLEN STUDIED THE COST BENEFIT AND DEVELOPMENT FEASIBILITY OF IDENTIFIED CATALYST SITES AND ECODISTRICT SYSTEMS FOR WATER AND ENERGY. THE ECODISTRICT CONCEPT STRATEGY AND SITE DEVELOPMENT FEASIBILITY EVALUATED VARIOUS PUBLIC INVESTMENT SCENARIOS THAT WOULD EXPAND AN EXISTING ENERGY SYSTEM AND TRANSFORM HEAVILY-IMPACTED CREEKS FLOWING THROUGH THE AREA.
ZGF also developed a high-performance open space concept that achieves three of Beavertonâ€™s objectives: provide stormwater system improvements to reduce flooding and improve water quality; support the district energy concept through heat exchange with collected stormwater to limit summer heat loads in Beaverton Creek; and create inviting open space corridors to attract new development.
Through comparison of development concepts, the team evaluated catalyst projects that would leverage district energy systems and give the City a competitive advantage for attracting new businesses and residents.
Activation Strategies Concentrated Vending
Concentrated Café Patios
18th Street 18th Street
Public and Private Open Space Significant Public and Private Buildings / Complexes CIVIC CENTER
14th Street DPAC
15th Street LARIMER SQAURE
Renovated Store Fronts
Programmed Uses in Adjacent Open Space
MARKET STREET STATION SITE
16th Street Mall
16th Street Mall Activity Framework
ion Strategies concentrated vending concentrated cafe patios programmed uses in adjacent open space
public and private open space
DOWNTOWN DENVER PARTNERSHIP / CITY AND COUNTY OF DENVER PUBLIC WORKS / REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT significant public and private buildings/complexes
16th street mall
infill development renovated store fronts
This diagram illustrates a strategy to activate the Mall throughout its length through deployment of a coordinated street vending program, provision of amenity areas, programming of adjacent open spaces and potential redevelopment and storefront revitalization. The goal is to provide a variety of experiences for Mall users and a variety of opportunities for commercial uses on the Mall.
16th Street Mall Urban Design Plan
THIRTY YEARS AFTER DENVER’S ICONIC 16TH STREET MALL WAS DESIGNED, DOWNTOWN DENVER PARTNERSHIP SELECTED A ZGF-LED TEAM TO TAKE A FRESH LOOK AT HOW THE MALL FUNCTIONS AND WHAT IMPROVEMENTS SHOULD BE MADE.
Since the 16th Street Mall was first designed, it has been extended through Lower Downtown and into the Central Platte Valley. The area has seen a significant increase in pedestrians and shuttle bus traffic, as well as major changes in retail, office, residential, and cultural development. The purpose of this plan was to confirm how the Mall could fulfill its pedestrian, transit, and retail functions with greater success. The approved plan retains the original segment’s unique configuration and restores the distinctive “diamond-back” pattern of granite paving to its original vibrant colors. It also 46
16th street urban design plan
proposes narrowed, cross-street intersections to minimize interruption of the Mall and to simplify safe access for all users. Street furniture will be renovated or replaced, and re-positioned to accommodate better use of the public space. The plan acknowledges several distinct design segments between Broadway and the terminus at Denver Union Station, and includes recommendations for design control of all frontage properties on the 16th Street Mall.
CITY CREEK RESERVE INC. City Creek Redevelopment
1 99 West South Temple 2 Cascade 3 Regent 4 Richard’s West 5 Richard’s East 6 City Creek Landing Apartments
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
ZGF, IN ASSOCIATION WITH FFKR AND IN COLLABORATION WITH CALLISON AND HOBBS+BLACK, PLANNED AND DESIGNED THIS MIXED-USE REDEVELOPMENT IN DOWNTOWN SALT LAKE CITY, WHICH ENCOMPASSES NEARLY TWO FULL CITY BLOCKS, TOTALING ROUGHLY 20 ACRES.
City Creek is comprised of five newly constructed high-rise and mid-rise condominium buildings, referred to as the Residences at City Creek, and one office building, along with a network of landscaped pedestrian plazas and water features that connect and unify the development. The project includes 545 residential units, 1,040,000 SF of retail space, 75,816 SF of office space, and a 5,000-car parking garage. Its design is consistent with the context of the surrounding urban architecture, with compatible openness, scale, and
materials. The living units in each of the residential towers provide views of the surrounding area. Interesting stylistic differences in the buildings are reflected in the layouts of the units—housing in the more traditional buildings have conventionally arranged spaces, while the more modern buildings offer unit layouts with distinctive open plans. As a participant in the new LEED® for Neighborhood Development rating system, City Creek integrates the principles of smart growth, urbanism and green building into its design and construction. All of the completed buildings have achieved LEED Gold®. The retail component of City Creek includes a 1,225-footlong replica of its namesake, City Creek, complete with cascading waterfalls and live fish. An active water fountain in the center of the retail features the world’s most intricate retractable roof to-date.
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. 50
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.
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 52
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.
CHENGDU WENJIANG DISTRICT GUANGHUA OFFICE OF MODERN DEVELOPMENT SERVICE Wenjiang South Industrial Ecodistrict
WENJIANG’S NEW 494-ACRE ECODISTRICT IS DESIGNED TO INTEGRATE RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL, RECREATIONAL, AND EDUCATIONAL USES TO SUPPORT A COMMUNITY LIFESTYLE FOR A NEW HIGH-TECH AND CREATIVE COMMUNITY LOCATED BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT AND UNIVERSITY AREAS OF TOWN. ZGF’S FRAMEWORK ESTABLISHES DISTRICT-WIDE GOALS, POLICIES, AND STRATEGIES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY; DEFINES URBAN DESIGN GUIDELINES; AND CREATES DESIGN STANDARDS FOR OPEN SPACES AND BUILDINGS.
The framework draws strength from nearby complementary uses that support a diverse range of creative and high-tech industries. It provides a framework that is “net-zero” ready for water, waste, and energy. Through stewardship of business and residential 54
amenities, unique places are envisioned that are particularly attractive in the international creative class market. The Ecodistrict does this by using resources efficiently. Sustainable strategies make use of natural elements—rain, wind, sunlight, and ground source energy—to offset the energy and resource needs and wastes of a typical urban area. Among other sustainable strategies, high-performance buildings, streets, and open spaces use shared water and energy to minimize waste and pollution while a central utility plant, in combination with a waste recovery system, provides additional efficiencies.
Natural Gas 天然气
Biomethane (Future) 生物沼气 (未来)
8.0 Environmental Responsibility 环境责任
Energy: Neighborhood Strategies 能源：邻里策略
Ground source cooling is collected from well fields below pub open space and connected with the combined heat, power, a cooling plant. Heat and cooling exchange with air suppleme cooling during shoulder seasons. Fuel source for power plan natural gas, supplemented with methane.
COASTAL GREENLAND LIMITED Silo City
ZGF HAS DESIGNED, AS PART OF A COMPETITIONWINNING SCHEME, A MASTER PLAN AND ARCHITECTURAL CONCEPTS FOR 9,256,963 SF (860,000 SM) OF DEVELOPMENT ON A NEW 62-ACRE DISTRICT IN BEIJING, CHINA.
The area is designed to be a mixed-use, self-sufficient 6,135,428 SF (570,000 SM) residential community with more than 5,000 residential units integrated with schools, a medical clinic, shops, restaurants, entertainment venues, and services. The master plan is based on a greenway that lies diagonally across the area and serves as a central spine of amenities for the development. Active streets of retail run diagonally through residential districts, establishing an open-block concept and an alternative to traditional residential district structures. The design team looked to successful 56
districts in the United States that embody the lifestyle and image the developers were seeking to compare the way these neighborhoods handle density, housing types, and amenities for residents. This helped the team to define a successful mix for the new urban district to attract young professionals and first-time home buyers with active lifestyles. The project was completed in several phases over four parcels of land.
With the Portland Transit Mall, ZGF took a good idea and made it even better. Real urbanity and real street life is rare in North America. There is an energy and intensity to this project, and it is well integrated. 2011 ASLA PROFESSIONAL AWARDS JURY
TRIMET / CITY OF PORTLAND / PORTLAND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION / SHIELS OBLETZ JOHNSEN / PORTLAND BUSINESS ALLIANCE Portland Mall Revitalization PORTLAND, OREGON
THE PORTLAND MALL REVITALIZATION IS AN AWARD-WINNING MAKEOVER OF THE CITY’S ICONIC TRANSIT MALL, WHICH COMBINES LIGHT RAIL AND BUS TRANSIT, BIKES, PEDESTRIANS, AND VEHICLES WITH STOREFRONT RETAIL REVITALIZATION. ZGF HAS BEEN INVOLVED WITH THE MALL SINCE ITS INCEPTION.
Through the years, the Mall has helped to bolster Portland’s reputation as a haven for progressive planning, public transportation, and robust urban design. It is the largest public works project in downtown Portland’s history and is one of the largest surface transit projects in the country. ZGF led a complete inventory and lifecycle assessment for all aspects of the existing avenues. Community and stakeholder participation was key to the redevelopment, as was outreach to downtown 60
retailers. When full service began, it was complemented by $1,500,000,000 in private investment on or near the Mall, representing more reinvestment in downtown’s core in three years than had been seen in 20 years. This revitalization has made the heart of Portland significantly more accessible as the downtown area has grown, and, by the activities the Mall engenders, it has re-established itself as the place where the whole community can come together. The Mall has been honored nationwide for its design and planning, including the 2011 Award of Excellence from the American Society of Landscape Architects and the 2012 Award for Regional and Urban Design from the AIA.
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.
TRIMET Portland–Milwaukie Light Rail Project
THE PORTLAND–MILWAUKIE LIGHT RAIL, ALSO CALLED THE ORANGE LINE, SPANS 7.3 MILES, INCLUDES 10 NEW STATIONS, AND IS THE 6TH EXTENSION OF TRIMET’S LIGHT RAIL NETWORK. THIS CORRIDOR CONNECTS PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY, LOCATED IN DOWNTOWN PORTLAND, TO INNER SOUTHEAST PORTLAND AND MILWAUKIE. IT IS THE CULMINATION OF A LONG-HELD GOAL FOR THE PORTLAND METROPOLITAN REGION.
Originally conceived as a single project in the 1990s, known as South-North Light Rail, the project was split into two phases. The northern phase, Interstate Light Rail/Yellow Line, also designed by ZGF, opened in 2001. The southern phase, renamed Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail (PMLR), initiated planning in 2009. ZGF provided lead urban design and architectural services from preliminary engineering through 66
construction for the western segment and designed two corresponding light rail stations. Lincoln Street Station serves Portland’s South Auditorium Neighborhood, traversing a quarter-mile aerial viaduct to a firstof-its-kind, multimodal transit station in the South Waterfront District. For the South Waterfront Station, ZGF designed a street-based station serving light rail, Portland Streetcar, Rapid Bus and bike and pedestrian connections—a unique design in the TriMet system. This station is surrounded by several development efforts: Oregon Health & Science University Schnitzer Campus, the Zidell Yards, and the high-density mixeduse South Waterfront Neighborhood, which includes the Portland Aerial Tram. Additional contributions by ZGF include the design of the west bridgehead adjacent to a new pedestrian and transit bridge, Tilikum Crossing.
PORT OF PORTLAND / TRIMET / BECHTEL CORPORATION / TRAMMELL CROW CO. Portland International Airport, MAX Light Rail Line and Station
THE THIRD LEG OF PORTLAND’S LIGHT RAIL SYSTEM IS THE AIRPORT MAX LINE, NOW KNOWN AS THE RED LINE, LINKING PORTLAND INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (PDX) WITH DOWNTOWN PORTLAND. THIS 5.5-MILE EXTENSION EXTENDS THE MAX LIGHT RAIL SYSTEM FROM GATEWAY TRANSIT CENTER ALONG I-205 TO THE AIRPORT TERMINAL.
The Design-Build project was a unique public-private partnership between TriMet, the Port of Portland, developer Trammell Crow Co. and the Bechtel Corporation. When it opened on September 10, 2001, it was one of the first light rail systems in the nation to connect a major metropolitan area to its international airport. ZGF collaborated with Bechtel by providing urban deign and station architectural design on the light rail line. This work includes conceptual 70
design of three surface stations, a park-and-ride lot, and the 5.5-mile segment of the rail line. ZGF also worked directly with the Port of Portland on the design of the airport’s terminus station. A highly visible element of design, the transit station was one component of ZGF’s Terminal Expansion South (TES) project. The station’s design emphasizes passenger convenience, while creating a memorable gateway. Real-time displays in the station lobby notify PDX travelers exactly when the next train leaves the airport; a glass-roofed canopy shelters patrons on the outdoor platform.
TRIMET Westside Light Rail Transitway, Washington Park Station
ZGF WAS THE PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT AND URBAN DESIGNER FOR THE FINAL ENGINEERING PHASE OF THE LIGHT RAIL EXTENSION TO PORTLAND’S WEST SIDE.
The firm was responsible for 11 stations, two light rail maintenance facilities and the reconstruction of 18 downtown blocks. The $24 million Washington Park Station includes platforms 260 feet below the surface, making it the deepest rail tunnel station in North America. The station is a gateway to many of Oregon’s premiere attractions, including the International Rose Test Garden, the Oregon Zoo, the Japanese Garden and the Vietnam Memorial. Surface facilities create a pedestrian linkage, with walkways, gardens and works of art. The design evolved through the charrette process, culminating in an open and inviting plaza with unified engineering, landscape, art and architecture 72
elements. Artists were integral to the team because they expanded how the story of transit is told. Artwork includes a geological timeline created using core samples from the site and “The Kiss,” a basalt sculpture in the center of the park that represents the circular pattern created by the tunnel boring machine.
TRIMET Westside Bike and Ride Stations
THE TRIMET WESTSIDE BIKE AND RIDE FACILITIES ARE INTENDED TO FACILITATE LINKED TRIPS VIA BIKE AND LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT BETWEEN DOWNTOWN PORTLAND AND WASHINGTON COUNTY STATIONS, INCLUDING BEAVERTON.
The bicycle shelters are partly enclosed and secured for high-capacity, long-term bike storage, and outdoor spaces for short-term bicycle parking. The facilities are designed to provide storage for bikes that are currently being carried onto trains. Fewer bikes on trains provides more capacity for riders. The Portland station is located adjacent to the Goose Hollow MAX Station, which is also the first MAX station in Portland for eastbound riders. The facility will accommodate 48 secured bikes and 16 covered locations with pedestrian access TriMet has agreed 74
to buy the site area from the First Methodist Church of Portland and provide it for the public right-of- way. The Beaverton shelter resides at the Beaverton Creek MAX station, near the Nike World Campus. The facility can house 50 secured and 50 unsecured bicycles. Both facilities are based on a kit-of-parts approach that provides quick installation and ease of maintenance, longevity and sustainability. Further benefits include integrated lighting, visibility, security features, repair stands, vending machines and information kiosks, while also meeting stormwater treatment requirements.
CITY OF SEATTLE King Street Station Historic Restoration and Renovation
ZGF PROVIDED DESIGN SERVICES FOR THE HISTORIC RESTORATION AND RENOVATION OF THE 60,000 SF KING STREET STATION, LOCATED IN THE HISTORIC PIONEER SQUARE DISTRICT OF SEATTLE, WHICH WAS ORIGINALLY BUILT AND OPENED TO THE PUBLIC IN MAY 1906.
Elements of the project include rehabilitation of the iconic 12-story clock tower, original 45-foot-high ornamental plaster ceilings and halls, 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 that were removed during modernization of the station in the 1950s were replicated and replaced. The rehabilitation also included significant seismic and structural updates to improve the building’s safety and durability—all of which complied with the City’s sustainable building 76
standards and the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and Guidelines for Historic Preservation. A number of sustainable strategies and systems were incorporated to increase building performance, including natural ventilation, replacement of all mechanical systems with a new ground-source heat pump, and energy and water efficient lights and fixtures. The project has achieved LEED Platinum certification. The team worked with the City of Seattle, developers, and local businesses to explore district-wide sustainable design strategies, enhance existing pedestrian and vehicular connections, drop-offs and pick-ups, and strengthen the relationship of the historic station to existing and future developments. This led to creating Jackson Plaza, a 13,500 SF open air plaza, community gathering space and performance arena.
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 78
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.
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 82
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.
DC 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. 84
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.
SOUND TRANSIT LINK Light Rail Operations and Maintenance Facility
THE PROGRAM WAS SIMPLE: BUILD A MAINTENANCE FACILITY FOR SOUND TRANSIT’S NEW LIGHT RAIL SYSTEM. THE GOALS WERE MORE COMPLEX. TOGETHER, THEY ESTABLISHED A BENCHMARK FOR HOW FUTURE INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS COULD FIT INTO URBAN COMMUNITIES.
The facility accommodates 100 vehicles and is an integral component in Seattle’s regional light rail infrastructure system, connecting a number of communities. One of the first of its kind in the U.S., the facility plays a critical operational role—including laboratories, offices, and maintenance—and serves as an important civic building in the quest to build livable and sustainable communities with transit. Located in Seattle’s rapidly developing SoDo (South of Downtown) industrial neighborhood, the 160,000 SF 86
building sets a design standard for the transit industry and demonstrates a commitment to contributing aesthetically to the communities it serves. The team worked successfully with the Seattle Design Commission, offering project presentations, soliciting feedback, and integrating comments in pursuit of final approval. The facility is carefully configured to accommodate an array of complementary activities to ensure a pre-eminent transit system that includes vehicle maintenance, administrative space, and employee break rooms. All aspects of the facility are fully accessible. Strong emphasis was placed on bringing natural light into the facility, to make it as comfortable as possible for those who visit and work there every day.
REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT Civic Center Transit District Plan
ZGF LED THE STATION AREA PLANNING PROCESS FOR THE CIVIC CENTER TRANSIT DISTRICT IN DOWNTOWN DENVER. THE REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT AND THE CITY AND COUNTY OF DENVER, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE DOWNTOWN DENVER PARTNERSHIP AND DOWNTOWN DENVER BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT, WERE THE KEY STAKEHOLDERS IN THE PROJECT.
The project area included a quarter-mile radius around the station facility at the intersection of Denverâ€™s most important civic, business, and cultural districts and includes the civic center and part of the 16th Street Mall. Civic Center Transit District is a model of organizing multiple transit services within an active, yet constrained urban area with high-quality connectivity for bicycles and pedestrians. The extensive 18-month 88
outreach process involved multiple stakeholders as well as city, county, and state agencies and departments consolidated and reconciled goals, objectives and aspirations for over 10 different overlapping plans. The vision plan points the way forward for the re-birth of Civic Center station, the transformation of Colfax, Broadway, and Lincoln into multimodal, grand boulevards. The scope included station area planning, analyzing and forecasting transportation modes throughout the study area, reviewing market trends, economic redevelopment and strategies that can build on synergies between transportation and development, and conceptual architecture and urban design services for catalytic sites and the public realm. Phased, short-term improvements are underway.
CITY OF SEATTLE
Mount Baker TOD Feasibility Study SEATTLE, WASHINGTON Feasibility Study for the Lowe’s Site in Mount 7/14/2015
ZGF PROVIDED A FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR A 13-ACRE SITE WITHIN THE MOUNT BAKER STATION OVERLAY DISTRICT IN NORTH RAINIER, AN AREA THAT THE CITY OF SEATTLE AIMS TO TRANSFORM FROM A LOW-DENSITY AREA WITH AUTO-DEPENDENT USES INTO A TRANSIT-ORIENTED, MIXED-USE, NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER.
ZGF proposed four scenarios for development that leverage the presence of Sound Transit and Metro in North Rainier. Each of the proposed options includes retail space at street-level and varies the ratio of office-to-residential space above the podium. The scenarios take advantage of the neighborhood’s adjacencies to downtown, emphasize diverse residential neighborhoods as an asset, and reinforce a strong network of open spaces and natural features. The team fully embraced the idea that improved pedestrian and 90
bicycle connections to the light rail facility and bus stops, as well as access to retail catering to the daily needs of the residents and office workers, would drive down the demand for private vehicle trips over time. The study proposed a carbon neutral project that would reduce the use of water, energy, and power through holistically designed water systems and landscaped areas, as well as integrated systems that would connect buildings to share heating and cooling resources. Further, ZGF proposed the establishment of a governance association that would promote community values and manage programmed events and maintenance requirements.
Pepper Canyon Elevated Light Rail Station
SAN DIEGO ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS On-Call, Pepper Canyon and Voigt Drive Elevated Light Rail Stations
ZGF IS DESIGNING TWO ELEVATED LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT STATIONS AS PART OF THE MID-COAST CORRIDOR OF THE SAN DIEGO LIGHT RAIL SYSTEM THAT RUNS FROM OLD TOWN SAN DIEGO THROUGH THE UCSD CAMPUS.
The stations will create open and inviting public spaces with unique identities that are designed to integrate with the campus master plan through their materials and their links to pedestrian walkways, bicycle paths, and other at-grade transit connections. The design team particularly considered the “last mile problem” and incorporated options—such as electric vehicles and bike share programs—for transporting users from the transit station to their final destinations. The design emphasizes safety with crosswalks and an aerial bridge, and will provide users with a heightened perceived sense of safety through lighting and landscaping techniques. 92
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The Pepper Canyon station will offer users protected views of the nearby canyon, will connect to an adjacent rim walk, and will align with the campus master plan and campus bus stations. Beacon elevators, which are made from glass and illuminate after dark, will help users feel secure and provide additional safety measures. The planning and design of the Voigt Drive station involved the realignment of Campus Point Drive, which redesigned the road network in order to create playing fields, additional parking, and new parcels for future campus buildings. The station will integrate with the neighboring Preuss School through adjacent open spaces and safe crossing points. Both stations will feature customized canopies to serve as placemaking strategies while encouraging visitors to utilize the public, open spaces surrounding the stations.
Voigt Drive Elevated Light Rail Station
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 94
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.
CITY OF CALGARY Green Line North Transitway and LRT Corridor
THE GREEN LINE WILL ADD 25 STATIONS AND 40 KILOMETERS OF TRACK TO THE EXISTING 59-KILOMETER LRT SYSTEM, MAKING IT AN IMPORTANT PIECE OF CALGARYâ€™S TRANSIT NETWORK.
On the average weekday, over 320,000 passengers ride the CTrain network, making it the most successful LRT system in North America. End-to-end, the Green Line will connect North Pointe and Seton to downtown and serve an estimated 41 million passengers annually. A top infrastructure priority in Calgary, the Green Line will form the spine of multiple neighborhoods and connect the downtown with residential communities in north and southeast Calgary, and provide direct connections to major employment centers, Stampede Park, and new developments including the South Health Campus, the National Music Centre, Central Library, and several new 96
recreation centers and business revitalization zones; in the future, it will include rail connection to the Calgary International Airport. The Green Line will be Calgaryâ€™s first low-floor technology LRT line, allowing for closer integration with the urban environment. ZGF is developing the urban design of the functional plan for the Green Line North segment (downtown to North Pointe) in conjunction with Hatch Engineering and other Calgary-based partners. ZGF is also developing the Green Line Urban Integration Report, an overall vision document that will comprehensively address infrastructure integration with the neighborhoods, incorporation of on-going transit oriented development planning, complete streets and multi-modal connectivity and city-shaping. Construction is scheduled for completion in 2024.
CITY OF CALGARY Keystone Hills and Centre Street North
ZGF LED THE URBAN DESIGN FOR KEYSTONE HILLS, A 100-HECTARE TOWN CENTER THAT IS STRATEGICALLY LOCATED ALONG A FUTURE HIGH-CAPACITY TRANSIT CORRIDOR.
The city’s long-range goals and policies for both redevelopment and new development respond to massive growth driven by the energy sector. The greater Keystone Hills area, on Calgary’s north side, will accommodate 50,000 new residents over the next 25 years. Working with the city and two major developers, the new plan establishes complete streets hierarchy, block patterns, open space, land use types and intensity, and the future BRT and LRT alignment and stations.
The project involved a significant outreach process engaging land developers, neighborhood communities, and the city. The results of this process and plan promote new design standards for mixed-use development and multimodal transportation in the city’s new growth areas.
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 100
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.
CITY OF SEATTLE, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Seattle Streetcar South Lake Union Line and Maintenance Base
AS PART OF THE CITYâ€™S EFFORT TO TRANSFORM SOUTH LAKE UNION INTO A VIBRANT AND LIVABLE URBAN NEIGHBORHOOD AND TO IMPROVE ACCESS TO NEIGHBORHOODS IMMEDIATELY NORTH OF THE DOWNTOWN CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT, THE STREETCAR PROJECT EXTENDED LOCAL TRANSIT SERVICE TO THE DENNY TRIANGLE, SOUTH LAKE UNION AND CASCADE AREAS. ZGF SERVED AS THE LEAD DESIGNER FOR THE STREETCAR STATIONS.
As the neighborhood develops, the Seattle Streetcar, South Lake Union Line is projected to connect up to one million riders annually with regional transit systems, jobs, housing, a new waterfront park, and the downtown retail core. The 2.6-mile streetcar line includes 11 stations spaced every three blocks, and is served by modern vehicles that carry up to 102
140 passengers. The site-specific platforms are designed to blend with the streetscape and to highlight retail frontages. Platforms also facilitate the return of rainwater runoff to the ground via subtle grading and bordering landscape areas. The 10,000 SF streetcar vehicle storage and maintenance facility is used to ensure continuous and reliable transportation service. It is inconspicuously nestled into a small site in the Cascade neighborhood. Design of the facility features a new green roof system, one of the first applications of its kind in Seattle, composed of interlocking trays containing sedum plants. In addition to providing an appealing view to neighboring residents, the new system allows for easy and cost-effective roof maintenance and helps mitigate stormwater runoff.
DC DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION DC Streetcar and K Street Transitway
ZGF IS CURRENTLY SERVING AS URBAN DESIGNER AND ARCHITECT FOR THE DC STREETCAR PROJECT. THE SCOPE INCLUDES WORK ON THE CONCEPTUAL ALIGNMENTS AND STOP LOCATIONS, STATION AREA PLANNING, PLATFORM DESIGN, AND RELATED INFRASTRUCTURE DESIGN.
During the preliminary alignment studies, ZGF worked with the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), the Anacostia Waterfront Corporation, and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority to develop a conceptual design for the mixeduse revitalization of the Anacostia Metro Station. Following conceptual alignment studies for the first two corridors— North-South and Union Station to Georgetown—ZGF developed the platform prototypes, furnishings, and landscape design—from concepts 104
through construction documents. The process included presentations to a variety of district and federal agencies in coordination with DDOT. In conjunction with the design of the K Street Transitway—a proposed 19-block bus rapid transit alignment in the heart of downtown DC—ZGF and the Downtown Business Improvement District developed a vision that runs the K Street Transitway in dedicated lanes alongside buses, cars, and pedestrians. The public realm is designed to visually unite the corridor as a signature green street, and to create identities for sub-areas along the corridor through material and low-impact development, landscape, street furniture, lighting, and public art.
GEORGETOWN ROSSYLN GONDOLA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE GEORGETOWN BID / ROSSLYN BID / DISTRICT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION / ARLINGTON COUNTY, VIRGINIA / GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY / THE JBG COMPANIES / GOULD PROPERTY COMPANY / PENZANCE Gondola Feasibility Study
WASHINGTON, DC, AND ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA
HAVING PREVIOUSLY PROVIDED CONSULTING SERVICES FOR THE GEORGETOWN BID ON THE GEORGETOWN 2028 PLAN, ZGF WAS SELECTED BY A PUBLICPRIVATE CONSORTIUM (DDOT, ARLINGTON COUNTY, GEORGETOWN BID, ROSSLYN BID, GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY AND THREE PRIVATE DEVELOPERS) TO STUDY THE FEASIBILITY OF A GONDOLA CONNECTION BETWEEN GEORGETOWN, WASHINGTON, D.C. AND ROSSLYN, VIRGINIA.
The study included locating a site for a station in Georgetown, the largest employment area in the District of Columbia that does not have a Metro station, with a connection to the Rosslyn Metro. ZGF led the feasibility study, which would need to clear at least 22 agencies for approval while involving a complex collaboration between city, district, state, and federal agencies on 106
both sides of the Potomac River. The study examined potentially affected historic resources, critical view sheds, and other important environmental planning factors and uses to guide future decisions about gondola system types and project components, such as towers, stations and cabins. The results identified that a gondola system is feasible and legally permittable, has good ridership potential, and can be designed to meet regional public realm design quality expectations.
CITY OF SURREY Surrey Centre Light Rail
SURREY, BRITISH COLUMBIA
ESTABLISHING A VISION FOR SURREY’S CIVIC CENTRE WAS A FORWARD-THINKING EXERCISE, BOTH RESPONDING TO AN EXISTING CONTEXT AND CREATING A CIVIC CENTRE OF THE FUTURE.
At the heart of a rapidly redeveloping downtown, the unique challenge was in determining a mix of uses to appropriately respond to the existing City Centre with facilities for new uses as a community focus for services and amenities. From this vision, ZGF is designing projects crucial to the success of the downtown and by using advanced mobility improvements and block and district scaled sustainable development practices. Further proposed development of the transit network within the City Centre core necessitated development of the Surrey Center Light Rail concept design illustrating the interface between LRT routing and streetscape, 108
including integration with a future Skytrain station entrance and bus stop configuration. Deliverables brought to life the vision and goals through animated plans / cross sections, rendered perspectives and a supplementary written design rationale, leading to funding of the proposed surface running LRT and accompanying development. Within Surrey’s Civic Centre, ZGF designed 3 Civic Plaza to complement its surroundings while adding an iconic quality. It features residential units, a hotel, rooftop garden, fitness facility and sweeping central lobby that unites the building’s many uses. Sustainable strategies improve human comfort and include the integration of natural ventilation, hydronic heating and connection to a district energy system.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY (METRO) Pasadena Gold Line Station and Canopy
LOS ANGELES AND PASADENA, CALIFORNIA
ZGF PROVIDED URBAN DESIGN AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH SERVICES FOR THE STUDY OF 12 METRO STATIONS ALONG THE PASADENA GOLD LINE, INCLUDING CONDUCTING THE OUTREACH STRATEGY AND PRESENTING STATION AREA SOLUTIONS TO DIVERSE COMMUNITIES ALONG THE ENTIRE ALIGNMENT, WHILE SENSITIVELY ADDRESSING THE COMMUNITYâ€™S PRIORITIES.
As a result, the firm also developed a prototype canopy design for five on-grade light rail stations located between Union Station and the City of Pasadena. ZGF worked closely with a community Design Task Force comprising eight members representing four neighborhoods adjacent to the alignment. Each station has three standard canopies along the length of the raised platform infused with site-specific artwork to convey the unique cultural history of each community. 110
To complement the canopy design, ZGF developed standard platform finishes, furnishings, and railing details for five rail stations: Del Mar, South Pasadena, Highland Park, Heritage Square, and Lincoln / Cypress.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY (METRO) Metro Mid-City / Exposition Light Rail Transit Project
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
THE MID-CITY / EXPOSITION LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT PROJECT IS A 10-MILE LIGHT RAIL ALIGNMENT THAT BEGINS IN DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES AND PROVIDES SERVICE TO DIVERSE NEIGHBORHOODS BETWEEN DOWNTOWN AND VENICE / WASHINGTON IN CULVER CITY.
A central design concept called the “Exposition Transit Parkway” integrated this new transit service into developed neighborhoods and corridors that include Downtown Los Angeles, the University of Southern California / Exposition Park area, and Mid-City neighborhoods, such as Jefferson Park, Baldwin Village, and Culver City. The Exposition Transit Parkway was inspired by the 1930 Olmsted and Bartholomew Master Plan for “Parks, Playgrounds, and Beaches for the Los Angeles Region.” This report identified a pleasure
parkway connecting Baldwin Hills and Downtown Los Angeles, providing a crosstown thoroughfare for vehicles and people on foot and on horseback. This 20th century vision was reinterpreted for the 21st century to integrate vehicles, pedestrians, bicyclists, and light rail in a landscaped parkway. The design team incorporated urban design, station architecture, public art, and landscape into a singular vision for the new light rail corridor that would sensitively weave into the existing urban fabric. The Exposition Transit Parkway takes on a more urban character within the Downtown segment that serves the Figueroa Corridor, Los Angeles Trade Technical College / Orthopaedic Institute for Children, University of Southern California, and Exposition Park.
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 112
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.
CAMPUS MASTER PLANNING
ZGFâ€™s Campus Master Plan will guide our pursuit of excellence in learning and discovery. It will help chart a course for effective engagement with community, government, business, education, healthcare and non-profit organizations, and individuals throughout Central California. JOHN WELTY, PRESIDENT, CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FRESNO
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OREGON HEALTH & SCIENCE UNIVERSITY South Waterfront Central District Master Plan
UPON ZGFâ€™S COMPLETION OF DESIGN FOR THE OHSU CENTER FOR HEALTH AND HEALING-SOUTH AND THE ADJACENT GARY AND CHRISTINE ROOD FAMILY PAVILION, OHSU ENGAGED ZGF TO COMPLETE A NEW MASTER PLAN FOR THE REMAINING BLOCKS ON THE SOUTH WATERFRONT CAMPUS.
The plan includes an extensive vision for the property addressing land use and entitlement, traffic and pedestrian circulation, building programs, infrastructure, phasing and parking, and stormwater management and ecodistrict analysis. Targets include all new construction at LEED for Healthcare for patient care areas and LEED for New Construction for non-patient care areas with a goal of achieving platinum certification, and following the Salmon Safe certification program to help increase
stormwater management, erosion control, water conservation, and other efforts to restore and preserve the health of the natural landscape hat adjoins an urban environment. The build out of the OHSU South Waterfront Central District is a great opportunity to connect the campus to the river, maximize the podium roof top terraces, and complete the vision for the expansion of the clinical and outpatient services in the South Waterfront. The City of Portland Design Commission recommended creating individual buildings that help add character and architectural diversity to the southwest neighborhood. The plan will guide the future campus development projected for completion by 2030.
OREGON HEALTH & SCIENCE UNIVERSITY Schnitzer Campus Strategic Framework Plan
ZGFâ€™S STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK PLAN FOR THE OHSU SCHNITZER CAMPUS AT THE NORTHERN EDGE OF THE SOUTH WATERFRONT DISTRICT INCLUDES THE SUSTAINABLE URBAN DESIGN, TRANSPORTATION AND OUTREACH EFFORTS NECESSARY TO OBTAIN THE REQUIRED GOVERNMENTAL APPROVALS FOR THE BUILD-OUT OF THIS 19.4-ACRE URBAN RIVERFRONT SITE.
This strategic framework planning effort, completed in 2008, built upon the Phase I programming work and completed the horizontal development aspects of the campus, with build-out estimated at two million square feet. The main OHSU campus is located on a hillside site above downtown and, with the recent completion of an aerial tram, now has direct access to its new riverfront campus. The campus is intended
to complement and extend other South Waterfront development as a mixed-use community providing housing, retail and commercial development, other research and educational institutions, as well as public spaces that will help further integrate it into the existing urban fabric.
OREGON HEALTH & SCIENCE UNIVERSITY West Campus Master Plan 2016â€“2036
THE VISION FOR THE 154-ACRE OHSU WEST CAMPUS CORE CREATES AN ATTRACTIVE, SECURE, AND VIBRANT CENTER OF BIOMEDICAL DISCOVERY AND SCHOLARSHIP THAT INTEGRATES ADVANCED RESEARCH FACILITIES, HIGH PERFORMING WORKPLACES, SAFE AND ENRICHING SPACES, AND THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT.
yet inconspicuous lots, with incremental improvement of footpaths and open spaces, including a new central green space at the heart of the campus. Campus improvements have been configured to place destinations for campus visitors near the main entrance and away from more sensitive areas.
The master plan describes campus improvements planned for the next ten- and twenty-year periods, and addresses issues such as infrastructure improvements, storm water management, circulation, sustainable building standards and parking needs. Two principles steered the design: campus facilities will continue to support world-class research, and the mature and secluded sylvan landscape will be protected and enhanced. In support of this, parking in prominent locations will be relocated to convenient
Phase Two improvements include a new conference center with food service and other facilities to encourage social interaction between employees in different programs and buildings. The second phase also anticipates several new buildings and various site and infrastructure improvements, including wetlands preservation and stormwater control. The master plan criteria have shaped each element, recognizing the campus as an integrated whole in which buildings, infrastructure, and landscape are complementary.
PUBLIC REALM PROGRAMMING
GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY Florida Avenue Market Development Concepts
SINCE 2008, ZGF HAS PROVIDED URBAN DESIGN SERVICES TO GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY FOR ITS PROPERTIES IN THE FLORIDA AVENUE MARKET AND ON THE WEST SIDE OF CAMPUS. ZGF CREATED A CONCEPTUAL DEVELOPMENT VISION FOR SEVEN ACRES OF LAND LINING THE 6TH STREET NE CORRIDOR IMMEDIATELY ADJACENT TO THE HISTORIC BUILDINGS OF THE MARKET.
The vision for the mixed-use development supports a sustainable “town and gown” neighborhood built on the unique character of the market and the University. The plan includes over 1,000,000 SF of commercial, retail, residential, and University-supported development; a high-quality public realm based on Gallaudet’s DeafSpace Principles; and a new gateway entrance to the campus. Sustainability strategies include the potential 124
to create an ecodistrict to maximize shared efficiency of campus and private development energy systems, as well as a holistic approach to stormwater management. Following completion of the Vision Plan, ZGF continues to advise the University on implementation strategies, including assistance with the RFQ and RFP process for selecting a development partner and the finalization of a development agreement.
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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FRESNO Campus Facilities Master Plan Update and Peace Garden
ZGF COMPLETED A FACILITIES MASTER PLAN FOR THE 363-ACRE ACADEMIC CAMPUS AND THE ADJOINING FARM LABORATORY OF 900 ACRES.
An important aspect was to expand and improve facilities to match the needs of emerging higher degree and research programs and, at the same time, integrate the landscape fully with other facilities. The landscape master plan was integral to the campus facilities master plan. Working closely with University staff, ZGF undertook an extensive series of interviews to identify changes in academic and campus life programs and changes in facilities that would be necessary to accommodate them 10 and, in some cases, 20 years into the future. Interview questions were based on the Strategic Plan for the University.
These led to recommendations for a multi-phase series of improvements that coordinate new developments, facilities relocation, remodeling, and demolition of selected buildings. An important outcome was progressive elimination of vehicular traffic from the center of the academic campus, coupled with restoration of open spaces as useable landscape to achieve a closer integration of indoor and outdoor activities. These phased improvements are organized so that they can occur in different sequences as funding becomes available. With the projected increase in enrollment from 18,000 to 24,000 full-time students, thoughtful planning of each space on the academic campus was required and subsequently addressed in this plan.
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 on the 15-acre Robert W. Day Campus. 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 128
interaction. The resulting master plan defines an urban 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.
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY VANCOUVER Master Plan and Updates
ZGF COMPLETED A MASTER PLAN FOR THE NEW VANCOUVER CAMPUS OF WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY. THE GOAL WAS TO CREATE A LONG-TERM PLAN THAT WAS FLEXIBLE ENOUGH TO WITHSTAND CHANGES IN ADMINISTRATION AND ARCHITECTURAL STYLE, WITHOUT LOSING ITS IDENTITY.
Both the century-old academic heritage of the university’s parent institution and its close relationship with the land are respected in this entirely new concept for a place of higher learning. Washington state university wanted to develop this new campus in a more populous locale and adapt its land grant mission to the urban environment. As such, residential neighbors, employers, city and county planners, and university leaders were active participants in the planning process. The 351-acre site includes wooded slopes and 130
grassy terraces, with panoramic views of the cascade mountains and a wetland bordering two streams. This natural beauty is an attribute that the master plan both preserves and uses to its advantage, requiring great sensitivity in the development of new facilities. Plan concepts were based on topography, views, access, and the need to accommodate progressive development over the next 10 and 20 years, as well as the longer term. Subsequently, ZGF completed two updates of the original campus master plan—each prompted by changing conditions.
REED COLLEGE Facilities Master Plan and Updates
ZGF PREPARED THE ORIGINAL MASTER PLAN IN 1989 AND PROVIDED UPDATES IN 1997, 1999, 2001, 2005 AND 2008. THE MASTER PLAN UPDATES MET CHANGING CITY REQUIREMENTS AND COLLEGE PLANS, AND HAVE INVOLVED ANALYSIS OF EXISTING USE AND PHYSICAL CONDITION OF A NUMBER OF EXISTING BUILDINGS. THE FACILITIES MASTER PLAN PROVIDES A LONG-RANGE STRATEGY FOR THE CONTINUING ENHANCEMENT OF THE PHYSICAL FEATURES OF THE CAMPUS.
how improvements should be achieved, and through recommendations developed by specially convened committees. The facilities plan and subsequent efforts involved analyzing a number of existing buildings by existing use and physical condition. In the process, ZGF identified principles of design, siting, construction, use and maintenance, noting that Reed was among the first colleges in the Pacific Northwest to adopt sustainable practices in the management of its campus.
The evolution of the 116-acre campus reveals a distinct order in the arrangement of buildings and uses. This structure has been extended to include sites for potential new facilities. What those facilities should be, and how they should relate to established activities was investigated through assumptions about the future size and direction of the college, through guidelines on
Nearly 30 years later, ZGF’s and Reed’s relationship continues with the completion of a number of projects, including new student housing, two major additions and renovations to Hauser Library, an addition to the biology building, a new chemistry building, the Gray Campus Center, Bragdon Hall, a residence hall complex, and the Educational Technology Center.
IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY Campus Master Plan
IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY IS A CARNEGIE-CLASSIFIED RESEARCH AND TEACHING INSTITUTION FOUNDED IN 1901. THE 1000-ACRE UNIVERSITY CONTINUES TO GROW, AND CHANGING ACADEMIC AND RESIDENTIAL DEMANDS PROMPTED A COMPREHENSIVE EVALUATION OF CAMPUS FACILITIES IN A MASTER PLAN.Â
The plan restores functional adjacencies and consolidates academic departments, enabling greater collaboration and reducing the duplication of resources necessitated by separation. New student housing will engage freshmen in the central campus while upper classmen will be able to remain close to the campus core. ZGF also integrated a functional landscape master plan and a water-waste-energy management plan to reduce operation and maintenance costs. Both campus and building strategies will achieve reductions from 134
current conditions in energy (-41%); water (-70%); and waste (-56%). The campus includes landscape types from richly planted and irrigated ornamental beds to an arid and rocky desert hilltop. The landscape master plan, while functional, preserves prized elements of the campus. By adapting the landscape design into three distinct zones, the natural advantages of each are advanced, and irrigation loads dramatically reduced. Noble groves of trees that date from the foundation of the university will be supplemented with succession plantings. Elsewhere, tree canopies will reduce cooling loads and improve microclimates during the hot months, creating outdoor spaces through much of the year. Circulation for pedestrians will become safer and more congenial with improvements to roads, pathways, lighting and signage.
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Adding Family & Graduate Housing Above Retail Services District Four University Village
1 Regrade MLK Jr Way 2 Develop Plaza on 9th Avenue 3 Improve 8th Avenue 4 Carter Street Realignment 5 5th Street Improvement 6 Red Hill Trail System Upgrade 7 Bartz-Barton Road Extension
Simon and Helen Director Park has a delightful urban quality and makes shrewd use of civic space. Its landscape integration is very well done, and the shingled glass on the pavilion is truly unique. AIA NW AND PACIFIC REGIONAL DESIGN AWARDS JURY COMMENTS, 2011
CITY OF PORTLAND Simon and Helen Director Park
DOWNTOWN PORTLAND’S NEWEST OPEN SPACE, DIRECTOR PARK, IS THE RESULT OF A LONG-HELD CITY GOAL TO CONNECT THE HISTORIC SOUTH AND NORTH PARK BLOCKS. ZGF SERVED AS MANAGING ARCHITECT AND URBAN DESIGNER, TEAMED WITH OLIN AS LEAD PARK DESIGNER AND LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT, TO CREATE THIS AWARD-WINNING URBAN PARK OVER A SIX-LEVEL UNDERGROUND GARAGE.
As the first new public park in downtown in more than 25 years, the program called for an elegant plaza with water and landscape amenities that is open enough for programmed events, yet intimate enough in scale for everyday enjoyment. The design process revealed that extending the park’s design vocabulary to encompass Park Lane and 9th Avenue allowed the scale of the park to expand, and to set the streetscape design precedent 138
for the remainder of the avenues between South and North Park Blocks. The design accommodates limited traffic and parking, but also allows traffic to be closed-off for special events. The park includes a café with a covered seating terrace, built-in seating, a water basin with programmed jets, granite paving extending from the park to building walls, LED street lighting, and urban landscape bioswales. It has received awards from the Oregon chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, the AIA Northwest and Pacific Region, the AIA Portland Chapter, and the Chicago Athenaeum.
AKRIDGE REAL ESTATE SERVICES / MITSUI FUDOSAN AMERICA 1200 Seventeenth
THIS NEW 170,000 SF CLASS-A OFFICE BUILDING WAS PLANNED AND DESIGNED BY ZGF TO RESPOND TO THE CITY’S GROWING NEED FOR MORE FLEXIBLE AND EFFICIENT WORKING ENVIRONMENTS.
ZGF’s design takes advantage of the site’s highly visible location on a triangular parcel fronting Rhode Island Avenue; a completely unobstructed perimeter on all sides; and spectacular views of landmark buildings and urban spaces in three directions. The site’s prominence and exceptional geometry allowed great opportunities for a distinctive architectural placemaking. The twostory building lobby has a strong visual connection to 17th and M streets where willow oaks and Chinese elms and benches soften the building’s presence at the street level with an inviting parklike atmosphere.
In addition to retail and office space, the building’s amenities include a rooftop terrace featuring extensive and intensive green roofs that greatly reduce urban heat island effect and stormwater run-off, both contributing to the building’s sustainability. Additionally, the roof gardens provide tenants with gathering space organized by planter boxes into outdoor rooms for social gatherings, informal meetings, and relaxation. Indoor and outdoor planting provide a year-round connection to nature. The design features significant on-site storm water management and bioretention systems, including a green roof and extensive landscaping along the street frontage. The LEED Platinum certified building is the recipient of the 2015 Urban Land Institute Washington, Excellence in Office Development Award and an American Society of Landscape Architects, Potomac Chapter award.
GOLDEN TRIANGLE BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Connecticut Avenue Overlook Park
THE CONNECTICUT AVENUE OVERLOOK PARK IS THE RESULT OF A PUBLIC / PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP TO ACTIVATE AN UNDERUTILIZED SPACE ON THE SOUTH EDGE OF HISTORIC DUPONT CIRCLE.
footsteps. Additional pavers on an adjacent median capture power from the 10,000 pedestrians that walk by daily. Energy created throughout the day is stored in batteries to power bench mounted lights at night.
The 850 square foot micro-park was conceived as a pavement repurposing effort and developed into a pilot project showcasing an emerging technology: usergenerated kinetic power. Granite benches arranged in a staccato pattern surround an array of 194 triangular Pavegen kinetic pavers, reflecting both the activeness of the bustling neighborhood and the energy generated to illuminate the park’s lighting. Planter boxes containing seasonal plantings soften the park and provide a buffer from the noisy adjacent underpass. The centrally located pavers control in-grade interactive lights, demonstrating the technology to visitors by instantly illuminating from
The first of its kind in the U.S., the off-grid Pavegen array was funded by a $150,000 Sustainable DC grant. ZGF provided pro-bono design services, working with the Golden Triangle BID, to facilitate the inclusion of this project into DDOT’s ongoing improvements to Connecticut Avenue.
DANA-FARBER CANCER INSTITUTE Yawkey Center for Cancer Care BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
ZGF, IN ASSOCIATION WITH MILLER DYER SPEARS, DESIGNED DANA-FARBER’S NEWEST FACILITY AND NEW SIGNATURE IMAGE. A PRIMARY GOAL FOR THE YAWKEY CENTER WAS TO CREATE A NEW FRONT DOOR FOR THE INSTITUTION, REVITALIZING THE STREET LIFE OF BROOKLINE AVENUE.
Creating a signature entrance was a key goal for the Yawkey Center, and the project’s success helps heal the dense yet disjointed urban fabric of Boston’s Brookline Avenue. The 15-story building is designed as a series of glass and terracotta volumes, scaled to complement the pedestrian experience and interpret Boston’s red brick tradition in a fresh way. Calming green roofs are visible from patient and office areas. At the prominent corner of Brookline Avenue and Jimmy Fund Way, a two-story lobby and interior healing garden proclaim a message 144
of hope, health, and healing. Along Brookline Avenue, an outdoor plaza celebrates the Pan-Mass Challenge, an annual cross-state bicycle ride that has become the largest fundraising event supporting Dana-Farber while simultaneously creating space for outdoor café seating associated with the building’s street-level retail. The plaza offers a place of respite for patients, families, staff, and neighbors, and features public art, creating a welcoming environment.
CAPITAL CITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION The Grove
ZGF DESIGNED THE GROVE IN 1987 WHEN THE U.S. BANK TOWER WAS THE ONLY STRUCTURE ON THE FOUR BLOCKS THAT IT CONJOINS, CREATING A 25,000 SF URBAN PUBLIC PLAZA IN DOWNTOWN BOISE.
The blocks had previously been cleared for a retail mall that was never built. The Boise Redevelopment Agency (subsequently the Capital City Development Corporation or CCDC) and the City of Boise envisioned turning the center of the space into an place where people could meet, relax, hold events, and celebrate. Since development of The Grove, it has become the signature of a renewed and vital center for the capital city. New mixed-use development will complete enclosure of The Grove, and structural modifications to the public plaza for a transit center beneath part of it provides the City and CCDC with an opportunity to 146
evaluate how well The Grove fulfills the needs of Boise today. The purpose of this conceptual study is to explore how the plaza meets current demands, and whether there are improvements that could be made that would enable The Grove to serve its purposes more effectively over the next 25 years.
CITY OF DES MOINES Western Gateway Park
DES MOINES, IOWA
FOLLOWING COMPLETION OF THE GATEWAY MASTER PLAN, ZGF DEVELOPED A NEW DETAILED DESIGN FOR THE JEWEL OF THE GATEWAY AREA, WITH WA ARCHITECTURE AND DUNBAR JONES PARTNERSHIP. THE FIVE-BLOCK URBAN PARK IS PART OF A LARGER, PUBLIC-PRIVATE REDEVELOPMENT STRATEGY FOR DOWNTOWN DES MOINES’S WESTERN EDGE.
The park’s design takes inspiration from the unstructured and varied open spaces of classic American parks, such as Central Park and Boston Common. The layout also reflects subtle historic patterns of land development, platting, and building over the last 150 years. Two new civic buildings, a city library and a higher education center, reside in the new park. These projects, which were concurrently in schematic design phase, influenced and were, in 148
turn, influenced by the park’s design. Features include informal tree groves, formal perimeter streetscape, an activity plaza, a play field, major water features, and significant public art. The park has been built in phases, and was financed by both public funds and private contributions from adjacent major developments.
CROWN CENTER REDEVELOPMENT CORPORATION Crown Center Square
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ZGF HAS BEEN WORKING WITH CROWN CENTER REDEVELOPMENT CORPORATION FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS IN THE DESIGN OF CROWN CENTER. CROWN CENTER SQUARE IS THE MAJOR PUBLIC AREA OF THE 40-ACRE DEVELOPMENT AND A SIGNIFICANT URBAN SPACE FOR KANSAS CITY ITSELF. USED EXTENSIVELY YEAR-ROUND FOR PUBLIC FESTIVALS, INCLUDING THE CITY CHRISTMAS TREE CEREMONY. THE SQUARE IS SURROUNDED BY HALLMARK RETAIL SHOPS, AN OFFICE BUILDING, AND TERRACES.
ZGF completed a master plan for the entire space during the late 1990’s, which was implemented in phases over several years. The first phase changed the Square’s west side and included a new entry feature for the Hallmark retail shops, two bubbling fountains, lawns, and planters with trees. The second phase changed the 150
eastern wall and included a tall, cascading water-wall feature with a granite base. Most recently, ZGF designed a new configuration for the Square, which incorporates new granite and brick paving systems, lawn areas, tree bosques at grade, lighting, and movable furnishings. Paving systems were designed to support vehicles loading / unloading for special events, and trees were planted in expanded structural soil tree wells. The focal feature of the plaza is a new, major granite-paved water feature with programmed water, light, and sound effects from at-grade jets.
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY VANCOUVER Firstenberg Family Plaza VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON
OVER THE LAST DECADE, ZGF HAS WORKED TO DEVELOP A 20-YEAR MASTER PLAN FOR THE 351-ACRE CAMPUS. TEN COLLEGIATE BUILDINGS, AN OPEN SPACE AND PATH SYSTEM, ROADWAYS, PARKING, AND SUPPORT SPACES— ALL DESIGNED BY ZGF—HAVE BEEN INTEGRATED SENSITIVELY INTO THIS RURAL SETTING WITH DRAMATIC VIEWS TO MOUNT ST. HELENS AND MOUNT HOOD.
The architecture and landscape reflect regional traditions of buildings, parks, and gardens, as well as natural reserves, and include a complementary scope of campus grounds. Significant attention has been given to the spaces that will make the commuting student feel at home on the campus. ZGF has built the Firstenberg Family Plaza, a central quadrangle and water feature; an
outdoor reading garden at the library; and a number of other specialized or general landscape spaces and paths.
REED COLLEGE Cross Canyon Residence Halls Analysis
ZGF PREPARED THE ORIGINAL CAMPUS MASTER PLAN IN 1989 AND PROVIDED UPDATES IN 1997, 1999, 2001, 2005 AND 2008. THE MASTER PLAN UPDATES MET CHANGING CITY REQUIREMENTS AND COLLEGE PLANS, AND HAVE INVOLVED ANALYSIS OF EXISTING USE AND PHYSICAL CONDITION OF A NUMBER OF EXISTING BUILDINGS. THE MASTER PLAN PROVIDES A LONG-RANGE STRATEGY FOR THE CONTINUING ENHANCEMENT OF THE PHYSICAL FEATURES OF THE CAMPUS.
ZGF analyzed conditions to help Reed College evaluate whether to remodel or replace the 1960s-era Cross Canyon Residence Halls. Housing a total of 115 beds, Griffin, McKinley, Woodbridge, and Chittick Residence Halls are adjacent to Reed Canyon, which the City
of Portland defines as an environmental protection zone. Analysis identified code deficiencies, especially regarding accessibility, energy use, and seismic design. Renovations, spanning 2016 to 2017, included new glazing, energy upgrades, and new interior finishes. Exterior enhancements included new entry canopies andÂ improved accessibility. ZGF designed new patios for each building that encourage casual social activity and expand the living areas into the outdoors. Landscaping around the buildings was completely redesigned and refreshed. ZGF worked closely with Reed College facilities staff to develop a plant palette that is easy to maintain. These plantings provide color, texture and structure throughout the seasons while allowing ample light into the buildings.
CARROLL INVESTMENTS LLC The Eliot Tower
ZGF, IN ASSOCIATION WITH ANKROM MOISAN, DESIGNED THIS 18-STORY RESIDENTIAL CONDOMINIUM TOWER AND PLAZA IN PORTLAND’S GROWING WEST END DISTRICT.
The Eliot Tower is massed to take advantage of views, open up the courtyard to afternoon sun and, for the first time in 50 years, re-open the Madison Street right-ofway to public access. The building’s landscaping is an integral part of the urban experience for residents and passersby. The pedestrian street features front porches with small gardens, as well as sculpture, seasonal plantings, enhanced pavers, a vertical trellis, and accent lighting. It also extends the pedestrian experience of the Portland Art Museum courtyard an additional block to the west. The west courtyard garden serves the six two-story townhouses that face it and draws its 158
inspiration from the modernist, minimalist character of the building with simple patios defined by low hedges and a lawn with a single, specimen Japanese Maple as its centerpiece.
LEGACY HEALTH Mount Hood Medical Office Building 4
OVER MORE THAN 20 YEARS, ZGF HAS DESIGNED TWO MEDICAL OFFICE BUILDINGS, AN EMERGENCY / SHORT STAY EXPANSION, NUMEROUS REMODELS, AND NOW A 68,000 SF, THREE-STORY AMBULATORY SURGERY CENTER AND MEDICAL OFFICE BUILDING ON THE LEGACY MOUNT HOOD MEDICAL CENTER CAMPUS.
Project site improvements include two paved parking lots and driveways, a new loop service road for deliveries to the loading dock, and an enclosed corridor connector to provide direct access to the hospital. Landscape design features prominently in the facilityâ€™s sustainability and identity. Large mounds inspired by glacial moraines shield the facility from the surrounding service roads, provide visual interest, and draw patients to the outdoors. Ranging from three to five feet tall and stretching across the southern side of the site, the 160
landforms were created with soil from the site workâ€”no excavated land was removed from the site. A bosque, reminiscent of the surrounding plant nurseries and orchards, creates a visual screen between the new facility and the existing hospital. Plantings and turf are low maintenance and were selected to highlight seasonal changes and to treat stormwater on site before discharging. Seating is provided throughout the landscape for visitors, patients and staff for respite in a natural setting. Designing a positive experience that reduces the stress of a procedural visit for patients, as well as a facility to attract top surgeons and clinicians, was a high priority.
TRINITY HEALTH St. Alphonsus Medical Center
ZGF PROVIDED PLANNING, DESIGN AND LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE FOR THE 235,000 SF REPLACEMENT HOSPITAL ON A 32-ACRE CAMPUS IN THE GROWING BOISE-NAMPA METROPOLITAN AREA.
A long-range master plan initiated the project to site future buildings and develop infrastructure, including a pedestrian and landscape system that unites all interior and exterior areas together, significant street and intersection improvements, and accommodating future hospital and medical office buildings expansions. With a large site with multiple parking lots, clarity of circulation is key to the visitor experience. Streets, both public and private, were designed to be â€œcompleteâ€? with sidewalks, trees, wayfinding signage, and lighting to clearly, comfortably and safely guide users to their destinations, either by car or on foot. A special 162
pedestrian walkway links northern and southern parts of the campus and is designed to accommodate the future redevelopment of parking lots as needed. Several landscaped areas around and within the hospital help patients and staff to connect with nature, which studies have shown improve patient healing and reduce staff stress. The main entry of the hospital contains overhead canopies, curbless pavements with enhanced finishes, protective bollards, custom seating, and plantings to make the patient experience easy and inviting. Landscaped outdoor courtyards provide calming garden views from within the building and relaxing green outdoor environments. Landforms and plantings create a variety colors and textures that change throughout the seasons.
LEGACY HEALTH Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel
THE 334,000 SF, NINE-STORY RANDALL CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL, DESIGNED BY ZGF, CONSOLIDATES PEDIATRIC SERVICES IN A FAMILY-CENTERED CARE ENVIRONMENT AND CREATES A NEW IDENTITY FOR THE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL, AS WELL AS A NEW FRONT DOOR TO THE LEGACY EMANUEL MEDICAL CENTER CAMPUS.
This facility houses 165 inpatient beds in single rooms for acute care, neonatal intensive care, and pediatric intensive care. It also includes a new pediatric emergency department, a short-stay unit, the Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorder Unit, a pharmacy, and a rehabilitation gym. A new garden off the first floor lobby adds an open space to the garden culture well-established on the campus. A terrace garden on the third floor is designed to provide a variety of environments, including areas for play, conversation, 164
and contemplation. The hospital features a number of amenity spaces for patients, families, and staff, including two-story family lounges, a dedicated art studio and movie theater, a teen center, a workout facility, staff break rooms, and lounges. A key design objective was to integrate soft curving forms throughout the interior design of the hospital. The interiors also celebrate four uplifting color palettes and animal motifs representing the geographic regions served by the hospital: the Willamette Valley, the Cascade Mountain Range, the Oregon Coast, and the desert. Commissioned art, environmental graphics, and art created by patients are also integrated throughout the hospital to provide positive distractions and enliven spaces.
ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE URBAN DESIGN BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY
BOISE / NAMPA, IDAHO
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FRESNO
Master Plan Update and Peace Garden
CAPITAL CITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Boise Downtown Urban Design Plan Boise River Street and Myrtle Street Area Master Plan Boise West Downtown Urban Design Development Plan
THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
Blocks 75 & 76 Redevelopment Study Brigham Young University and LDS Business College Salt Lake City Campus Urban Design and Master Plan
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO / MUNI
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
Embarcadero Parkway Master Plan
CITY OF BEAVERTON
Murray Scholls Town Center Master Plan
CITY OF GRESHAM
Gresham Civic Neighborhood Transit Oriented Development
CITY OF PORTLAND
Bureau of Planning & Sustainability, Central City 2035 Plan, N / NE Quadrant Land Use and Transportation Tom McCall Waterfront Park Master Plan
CITY OF SEATTLE
Ballard Municipal Center Master Plan
CITY OF VANCOUVER
Vancouver VCCV Waterfront
COALITION FOR SMARTER GROWTH
Downtown Ward 7 Vision Plan
COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES Figueroa Corridor Economic Development Strategy
CONTINUUM PARTNERS LLC
Belleview Station Master Plan
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA OFFICE OF PLANNING 14th Street Vision Plan and Revitalization Strategy Deanwood Strategic Development Plan
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
DOWNTOWN RENAISSANCE NETWORK
Bellingham Cultural Center Master Plan
DOWNTOWN SEATTLE ASSOCIATION
Third Avenue Master Plan
DES MOINES, IOWA
Campus Master Plan
Master Plan Update
THE EVERGREEN STATE COLLEGE
Campus Master Plan
GEORGE FOX UNIVERSITY
GREATER STATE STREET COUNCIL
State Street Mall Revitalization
Legacy Emanuel Medical Center Master Plan Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital and Medical Center Master Plan
LOWERTOWN REDEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA
Lowertown Next Urban Village Plan
METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS
Farragut Square Pedestrian Study
MUNICIPALITY OF ANCHORAGE
University and Medical District of Anchorage Framework Master Plan
NITZE-STAGEN & CO., INC.
King Street Station Air Rights Development Master Plan Seattle Waterfront Master Planâ€”Terminal 46
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Framework Master Plan and Capital Improvements Plan
OREGON DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION PORTLAND, OREGON Rose Quarter Planning and Traffic Study
OREGON HEALTH & SCIENCE UNIVERSITY
2011 Facilities Master Plan for all Campuses Framework Master Plan Schnitzer Strategic Framework Plan Schnitzer Campus Master Plan West Campus Master Plan
PORTLAND BUSINESS ALLIANCE
Portland Cultural District Feasibility Study
PORTLAND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
North Macadam District Framework Plan
PROVIDENCE HEALTH & SERVICES
Providence Portland Medical Center Campus Master Plan Providence St. Vincent Medical Center Campus Master Plan
Master Plan and Master Plan Updates
Major Institution Master Plan and Building Hope: Cancer and Critical Care Expansion
SEATTLE PUBLIC UTILITIES
Swale on Yale Urban Design Project Study
STATE OF IOWA
DES MOINES, IOWA
Iowa State Capitol Master Plan
STATE OF WASHINGTON
The Master Plan for the Capitol of the State of Washington
UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA ANCHORAGE
Campus Master Plan
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS
Architectural Design Guidelines
UNIVERSITY OF PORTLAND
Campus Master Plan
UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND
Framework Master Plan
UNIVERSITY OF REDLANDS
Campus Master Plan Terminus TOD
U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Greening America’s Capitals
U.S. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
Department of Homeland Security, St. Elizabeths East - West Campuses
Joint Vision for Uptown and South Lake Union Urban Centers
WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN AREA TRANSIT AUTHORITY
Anacostia Metro Station Redevelopment
WASHINGTON STATE CONVENTION CENTER
Planning and Exterior Upgrades
ZIDELL MARINE CORPORATION
Zidell South Waterfront Development Study
TRANSIT CENTRAL OHIO TRANSIT AUTHORITY
North Corridor Light Rail Study
CHARLOTTE AREA TRANSIT SYSTEM
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA
Charlotte Gateway Multimodal Station, Mixed-Use Tower, and Retail Complex
CITY AND COUNTY OF DENVER
16th Street Mall Extension Downtown Multimodal Access Plan
CITY OF BELLEVUE
Bel-Corridor Transportation Development Standards
CITY OF PHILADELPHIA
Transportation Planning and Engineering Services
CITY OF SEATTLE
Pike and Pine Streetscape
DAKOTA COUNTY, MINNESOTA
ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA
Dan Patch Commuter Rail Feasibility Study
DALLAS AREA RAPID TRANSIT
Transit Oriented Development Design Guidelines
DISTRICT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Great Streets Minnesota Avenue NE Streetscape Design
LOS ANGELES COUNTY METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Vermont / Sunset Metro Rail Station Joint Development Plan
ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA
Minneapolis Central Corridor Light Rail Transit Analysis
NEW JERSEY TRANSIT CORPORATION
BERGEN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY
Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Transit System
ORANGE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA
CenterLine Light Rail Transit System Preliminary Engineering
PICTURE PERFECT QUEEN ANNE
Queen Anne Avenue Streetscape Master Plan
PORT AUTHORITY OF ALLEGHENY COUNTY
Pittsburgh Light Rail, Allegheny Avenue Station Schematic Design
PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY
Hiawatha Light Rail Transit System, Minneapolis / St. Paul International Airport Tunnel Station Preliminary Engineering
REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT / CITY AND COUNTY OF DENVER / COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION DENVER, COLORADO 20th Street Viaduct Replacement and I-25 / HOV Project, Speer Viaduct, and Platte River Bridge Replacements
SAN DIEGO ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENTS
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
C Street Urban Design Planning and Implementation
Central Link Light Rail 45th and Pacific Street Stations Preliminary Design Link LRT PE (North Link Transit Project)
PORTLAND METRO AREA, OREGON
Merlo Road Bus Operations Base Expansion MAX Red Line Fishbird Bridge Sandy Boulevard Transit Center Sunset Transit Center Beaverton Transit Center Beaverton Central MAX Station Beaverton Creek MAX Station Portland-Milwaukie LRT Red Line to Cascade Station South Tek Station
CAMPUS MASTER PLANNING ART CENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGN
BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY
BOISE / NAMPA, IDAHO
Campus Master Plan and Update
BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY
Hawaii Campus Long Range Development Plan
DES MOINES, IOWA
Campus Master Plan
Master Plan Update
GEORGE FOX UNIVERSITY NEWBERG, OREGON Master Plan
South Campus Master Plan
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Framework Master Plan and Capital Improvements Plan
OREGON GRADUATE CENTER
OREGON HEALTH & SCIENCE UNIVERSITY
Framework Master Plan Master Plan Schnitzer Campus South Waterfront Master Plan
OREGON MUSEUM OF SCIENCE & INDUSTRY
Master Plan & District Plan
PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY
Campus Master Plan
UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA ANCHORAGE
Campus Master Plan
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE
Long Range Development Plan Amendment
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO
LA JOLLA, CALIFORNIA
Revelle College Neighborhood Planning Study
UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND
Framework Master Plan
WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON
Campus Master Plan
Campus Master Plan
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE GSL PROPERTIES, INC.
Union Station Housing and Plaza
PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY
Campus Master Plan and Morken Center for Learning and Technology
The Grove Residence Halls Educational Tech Center / Hauser Library and Addition
INDEX A Akridge Real Estate Services / Mitsui Fudosan America 1200 Seventeenth 140
City of Seattle, Department of Transportation Seattle Streetcar South Lake Union Line and Maintenance Base 102
City of Surrey Surrey Centre Light Rail 108
California State University, Fresno Campus Facilities Master Plan Update and Peace Garden 126 Capital City Development Corporation The Grove 146 Carroll Investments LLC The Eliot Tower 158 Chengdu Wenjiang District Guanghua Office of Modern Development Service Wenjiang South Industrial Ecodistrict 54
Civic San Diego / City of San Diego San Diego Civic Center Complex / City Hall 52 Coastal Greenland Limited Silo City 56 Crown Center Redevelopment Corporation Crown Center Square 150
Golden Triangle Business Improvement District, District of Columbia Department of Transportation Connecticut Avenue Overlook Park 142
I Idaho State University Campus Master Plan 134
J JSC M2 Real Estate / Bank of Georgia Dighomi Neighborhood Master Plan 12
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Yawkey Center for Cancer Care 144
City Creek Reserve Inc. City Creek Redevelopment 48
Legacy Health Mount Hood Medical Office Building 4 160
DC Department of Transportation Car Barn Training Center 84
City of Beaverton Strategic Civic Plan 44
Randall Childrenâ€™s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel 164
DC Streetcar and K Street Transitway 104
City of Calgary Green Line North Transitway and LRT Corridor 96
District Department of Transportation 15th Street Intersection Safety Improvements 18
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (METRO) Metro Mid-City / Exposition Light Rail Transit Project 111
Keystone Hills and Centre Street North 98
District of Columbia Office of Planning / District Department of Transportation (DDOT) Columbia Heights, Public Realm Framework Plan and Civic Plaza 16
City of Des Moines Western Gateway Park 148 City of Everett Multimodal Transportation Station 82 City of Portland Simon and Helen Director Park 138 City of Sacramento Sacramento Valley Station Renovation 78 City of Seattle Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) Advisory Committee, Mandatory Housing Affordability Residential and Commercial Components 36 King Street Station Historic Restoration and Renovation 76 Mount Baker TOD Feasibility Study 90
Downtown Denver Partnership / City and County of Denver Public Works / Regional Transportation District 16th Street Mall Urban Design Plan 46
F Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center 128
G Gallaudet University Florida Avenue Market Development Concepts 124 Georgetown Rossyln Gondola Executive Committee Gondola Feasibility Study 106
Pasadena Gold Line Station and Canopy 110
O Oregon Health & Science University Schnitzer Campus Strategic Framework Plan 120 South Waterfront Central District Master Plan 118 West Campus Master Plan 2016â€“2036 122
P Portland Development Commission River District Illustrative Vision Plan 26 Portland Streetcar, Inc. Portland Streetcar 100 Port of Portland Portland International Airport 112 Prosper Portland Broadway Corridor Framework Plan 24
R Reed College Cross Canyon Residence Halls Analysis 156 Facilities Master Plan and Updates 132 Regional Transportation District Civic Center Transit District Plan 88
Metropolitan Transit System / San Diego Association of Governments Mission Valley East Light Rail Transit Project / San Diego State University Multimodal Transit Station 94
Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments 19th Street Low Impact Development Design 22
Science Center / Wexford Science + Technology uCity Square 50
Mitsui Fudosan Kashiwa-no-ha Smart City 4
N National Capital Planning Commission / U.S. General Services Administration SW Ecodistrict Plan 8 NoMA Business Improvement District Metropolitan Branch Trail Study 20
San Diego Association of Governments On-Call, Pepper Canyon and Voigt Drive Elevated Light Rail Stations 92
Seattle Mariners / Washington State Major League Baseball Stadium Public Facilities District Stadium District Concept Plan 38 Sound Transit Link Light Rail Operations and Maintenance Facility 86
T TriMet MAX Light Rail System 64 Portlandâ€“Milwaukie Light Rail Project 66 Westside Bike and Ride Stations 74 Westside Light Rail Transitway, Washington Park Station 72 TriMet / City of Portland / Portland Development Commission / Shiels Obletz Johnsen / Portland Business Alliance Portland Mall Revitalization 60 TriMet / Metro / City of Portland / Langley Investments / Oregon Convention Center / Oregon Department of Transportation / Portland Development Commission Lloyd EcoDistrict 32 Trinity Health St. Alphonsus Medical Center 162
U Urban Visions Stadium East Master Plan 42
W Washington State University Vancouver Firstenberg Family Plaza 152 Master Plan and Updates 130 West End Working Group West End Vision Plan 43
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ZGF has been responsible for urban design, transit-related development, and landscape architecture for diverse projects, including light rai...
Published on Oct 18, 2012
ZGF has been responsible for urban design, transit-related development, and landscape architecture for diverse projects, including light rai...