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 numerous national, regional, and local awards, including the prestigious Architecture Firm Award from 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.” 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 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
THE EVERGREEN STATE COLLEGE Campus Master Plan
ZGF COMPLETED A COMPREHENSIVE LONG-TERM PLAN FOR THE EVERGREEN STATE COLLEGE TO GUIDE DEVELOPMENT AND IDENTIFY STRATEGIES TO MEET THE COLLEGEâ€™S GOAL OF BECOMING CARBON NEUTRAL BY 2020.
This public liberal arts and sciences college located on 1,000 acres in Olympia is committed to raising ecological consciousness and using the campus as a laboratory for sustainability related to land-use planning, operations, curriculum, and quality of life. The overall objective of the master plan was to translate strategic goals into a physical plan that identified where the College should be focusing its resources to meet future demands on its facilities and land resources. At the heart of the process was a focus on meeting expressed sustainable design goals, 4
including the incorporation of green commuting, green / alternate energy, increased on-campus population, off-campus learning centers, reuse and recycling, on-site storm and wastewater management, and resource stewardship.
FRED HUTCHINSON CANCER RESEARCH CENTER SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
SINCE 1987, ZGF HAS PROVIDED MASTER PLANNING, SITE SELECTION, PROGRAMMING, AND DESIGN FOR THE BUILD-OUT OF MORE THAN 1,300,000 SF FOR THE FRED HUTCHINSON CANCER RESEARCH CENTER (FHCRC).
With steady growth since its inception in 1975, the FHCRC made the decision to consolidate its four major divisions, which had been dispersed throughout more than a dozen buildings near downtown Seattle. The goal was to create an interdisciplinary campus-like setting in an urban environment that would improve the Center’s functional organization, accommodate future expansion, and provide a comfortable environment for its researchers. Users expressed the importance of creating a spirit of community equal to the need for high-quality, flexible laboratories, offices, and spaces for meaningful interaction. The resulting master plan defines an urban 6
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.
AKRIDGE AND MITSUI FUDOSAN AMERICA 1200 Seventeenth
1200 SEVENTEENTH IN WASHINGTON, DC—A NEW 170,000 SF CLASS-A OFFICE BUILDING DEVELOPED BY AKRIDGE AND MITSUI FUDOSAN AMERICA—WAS PLANNED AND DESIGNED BY ZGF TO RESPOND TO THE GROWING NEED FOR MORE FLEXIBLE AND EFFICIENT WORKING ENVIRONMENTS.
The design takes full advantage of the site’s unique characteristics, which include a highly visible location fronting Rhode Island Avenue NW. The site has a completely unobstructed perimeter on all sides, and offers spectacular views of landmark buildings and urban spaces. The prominent location and site configuration also provide the opportunity for a distinctive architectural statement. It incorporates a historically inspired glazed terra cotta façade, juxtaposed against a modern glass tower that visually 10
connects the neighborhoods. The result is a light, dignified, contemporary property with floor-to-ceiling glass that reflects the material palette and texture of the surrounding historic environment. The twostory building lobby has a highly impactful street presence at 17th and M streets. 1200 Seventeenth includes a full complement of office building amenities, including retail, four levels of below-grade parking, fitness center, rooftop terrace, and two spec suites. Its jewel-box design includes floor-to-ceiling glass and nine-foot finished ceilings enhances the overall work environment through abundant daylight. The LEED Platinum® building is also the recipient of the 2015 Urban Land Institute Washington, Excellence in Office Development Award.
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.
WASHINGTON STATE CONVENTION CENTER Exterior Upgrades
ZGF IS PLANNING AND DESIGNING MODIFICATIONS TOTALING 38,000 SF TO THE WASHINGTON STATE CONVENTION CENTER IN DOWNTOWN SEATTLE TO ENHANCE VISITOR EXPERIENCE.
From an urban design standpoint, the team evaluated opportunities to connect the existing facility with a significant planned expansion, while concentrating on immediate opportunities for improvements to the current facility and operations. Focusing on addressing the Center’s outdated image and emphasizing their new branding, the team developed streetscape and lighting improvements, and employed exterior graphics and wayfinding features. The effort also includes main entrance and façade revision studies, relocation,
and reconfiguration of the administrative offices, and the development of a sales studio to support facility marketing efforts.
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 18
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.
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 / 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 set the streetscape design precedent for 20
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.
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” 22
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.
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 24
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
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 26
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
PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY, 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 28
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
Activation Strategies Concentrated Vending
Concentrated Café Patios
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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 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 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 30
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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 three distinct design segments between Broadway and the terminus at Denver Union Station, and includes recommendations for design control of frontage properties on the Mall.
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, A YEAR-LONG, COMPREHENSIVE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROCESS—CALLED BEAVERTON VISION—WAS UNDERTAKEN. THE CITY THEN RETAINED FREGONESE AND ZGF TO DEVELOP BEAVERTON’S STRATEGIC CIVIC PLAN TO IDENTIFY A PRAGMATIC MAP FOR ACHIEVING 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 then developed a prioritized list 32
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.
CITY OF TACOMA Thea Foss Waterway Public Esplanade
ZGF, IN ASSOCIATION WITH TCF ARCHITECTURE, PROVIDED MASTER PLANNING AND DESIGN SERVICES FOR THE THEA FOSS WATERWAY. ONCE-BLIGHTED, THE PUBLIC ESPLANADE UNIFIES AND PROVIDES ACCESS TO THE CITYâ€™S WATERFRONT AND SERVES AS A CATALYST FOR PUBLIC AND PRIVATE INVESTMENT, INCLUDING CULTURAL FACILITIES, PARKS, OFFICES, RETAIL SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS.
The master planning effort included the concept, design guidelines and a framework plan to facilitate public and private development of the waterway. Plan elements included a public esplanade and piers, recreational and cultural facilities, mixed use development and improvements to Dock Street. The esplanade has become a popular and welcoming destination and has resulted in more than $200 million of public and private 34
investment, including the development of more than 350 downtown housing units and plans for an additional 400 units. The project has been recognized by multiple awards for design excellence including the Vision 2020 Award by the Puget Sound Regional Council and an Honor Award by the American Planning Association of Washington.
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: a destination park, with below-grade parking, will 36
provide open space and serve as the “front yard” to the stadiums; 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; a waterfront connection will enhance the relationship between First Avenue and the Stadium District; and a cultural, retail, and entertainment corridor along First Avenue will be created and complemented by an extension of the streetcar.
CITY OF LITTLE ROCK / NORTH LITTLE ROCK / PULASKI COUNTY
ConCeptual Design Context
North Little Rock Touchdown Area February 15, 2006
Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Partnership
Six Bridges Framework Plan and Riverfront Park Plan
LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS
OVER A 10-YEAR PERIOD, ZGF PROVIDED URBAN DESIGN EXPERTISE TO A SERIES OF PROJECTS ON THE LITTLE ROCK WATERFRONT, INCLUDING THE SIX BRIDGES FRAMEWORK PLAN AND THE WATERFRONT PARK PLAN, IN AN EFFORT TO CONNECT ACTIVITIES AND STIMULATE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE INVESTMENTS IN THE AREA.
The Six Bridges Framework Plan was a joint planning effort for Little Rock, North Little Rock, and Pulaski County directed by the University of Arkansas as part of Little Rock’s Donaghey Project with the goal of unifying the two cities across the Arkansas River at the metropolitan center of Pulaski County. Working with other consultants, ZGF provided urban design expertise in transportation, as well as urban and waterfront redevelopment, to the planning process. These efforts have served as a strategic plan for siting the Alltel Arena 38
and the Clinton Library. The Plan follows a principle of using the bridges to connect the riverfront activities and promote development of Little Rock and North Little Rock. It continues to be a guidebook, directing investments to connect both sides of the river and creating a thriving regional destination. Subsequently, ZGF developed detailed designs to convert one of the bridges, Junction Bridge, from freight rail to pedestrian and bike uses. In 2007, the City of Little Rock commissioned ZGF to conceptualize a new master plan for their Riverfront Park. Key features included a Children’s Play area and an outdoor events space.
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
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®.
CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD Santa Monica Boulevard Master Plan and Implementation
ZGF WORKED WITH THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD TO REDESIGN 2.7 MILES OF SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD, A REGIONAL THOROUGHFARE THAT SERVES AS THE CITY’S MAIN STREET.
Caltrans relinquished the Boulevard, as part of Route 66, to West Hollywood, who saw it as an opportunity to redesign the street to better serve residents and visitors. During a six-month period, ZGF worked with a 42-person steering committee who represented the interests of the residents and the business, retail, and entertainment stakeholders, and developed a collective vision for the Boulevard. These objectives were combined with an overall concept and then translated into a master plan to guide all future improvements. While the Boulevard comprises two distinct halves—an older 80-foot right-of-way, and a 40
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broader 120-foot right-of-way—it was unified with a continuous planting of single and double rows of trees, and a series of gardens and gateways. Sidewalks were widened to accommodate retail and dining activity while incorporating enhanced bus stops, street furnishings, and public art.
SAN FRANCISCO REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY Transbay Streetscape and Open Space Plan
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
ZGF WAS SELECTED BY THE SAN FRANCISCO REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY TO PREPARE AN OPEN SPACE AND STREETSCAPE PLAN FOR THE 20-BLOCK TRANSBAY NEIGHBORHOOD DIRECTLY SOUTH OF THE FINANCIAL DISTRICT.
The concept plan for the project emerged from a collaborative process led by the Redevelopment Agency and Planning Department, with critical input from other City Departments and officials. The voice of the community was heard through a dedicated group of individuals serving on a Citizens Advisory Committee consisting of residents and other stakeholders, developers, and architects either living in, or possessing a strong interest in, the community. The design team, led by ZGF, developed streetscape concepts, open space planning, and sustainable strategies to reinforce
the City’s vision for a walkable community. The project included conceptual design of two neighborhood parks to anchor this new residential neighborhood, as well as all major streetscapes, including links to the proposed new Transbay Terminal. Central to the design approach was developing sustainable streetscape standards to reduce stormwater run-off into the San Francisco Bay and to serve as a new model for their City Green Initiative. ZGF’s guidelines will help to create a unique identity for this emerging neighborhood that will link Downtown San Francisco with the Rincon Hill and Mission Bay neighborhoods.
CITY OF GLENDALE Downtown Specific Plan
ZGF SERVED AS THE URBAN DESIGNER FOR THE CITY OF GLENDALE’S DOWNTOWN SPECIFIC PLAN, WHICH ESTABLISHES REGULATIONS AND GUIDELINES TO PROMOTE MIXED-USE, TRANSIT- AND PEDESTRIANORIENTED DEVELOPMENT WITHIN THE OFFICE AND COMMERCIAL CORE OF THE CITY.
The plan establishes design parameters and land-use regulations, and directs economic development, streetscape improvements, transportation development, parking, pedestrian amenities, open space, preservation of cultural resources, and integration of public art. It also includes a comprehensive Mobility Study that outlines an implementation plan of various programs to help reduce auto usage. Together, these documents establish a coherent and consistent regulatory framework of guidelines, standards, and programs to ensure the 42
long-term health of the city as a vital mixed-use center in the region. Principle goals include implementing a new pattern of height / density limitations that sculpt the skyline with respect towards views to the surrounding mountains, as well as historic landmarks; designs that focus on the ground level of buildings and surrounding open space, with an interest in enhancing the pedestrian experience into a coherent network of public space; and incentives for additional height and density in exchange for design features and uses that expand the downtown’s role as an economic center, diverse residential neighborhood, and architecturally exciting environment.
STATE OF CALIFORNIA Exposition Park Master Plan
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
EXPOSITION PARK IN SOUTH LOS ANGELES IS A BEAUX ARTS-STYLE PARK AND HOME TO ICONIC CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS, INCLUDING THE CALIFORNIA SCIENCE CENTER, LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL COLISEUM AND SPORTS ARENA, NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CALIFORNIA AFRICAN-AMERICAN MUSEUM, AND THE HISTORIC ROSE GARDEN. ZGF WAS HIRED TO WORK ON A MASTER PLAN TO BRING THE DISPARATE ELEMENTS OF THE PARK INTO ORDER AND RECOVER EXPOSITION PARK FROM YEARS OF NEGLECT.
ZGF worked closely with advisory committees and institutional stakeholders that included the State, City, and County, the Community Redevelopment Agency, and other agencies, public leaders, and community residents through a series of public workshops, advisory groups, public hearings, and reviews on the
project. More than a decade of community commitment has resulted in the realization of this master plan, in a multi-phased investment of public and private funding that has included a new building for the California Science Center, along with the creation of community parks, expanded recreational facilities, improvements to landscaping and lighting, new promenades, and a park signage and identity program, new park entrances, a 2,074-car parking structure, a neighborhood elementary school, and expanded museum facilities. As a result of the redevelopment efforts in the Park, adjacent institutions and property owners have responded with programs for major streetscape and facility improvements.
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 to create an ecodistrict to maximize 44
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.
ORGANIZATION OF 5TH STREET NE
ORGANIZATION OF 6TH STREET NE
PUBLIC REALM AND USE MIX SUPPORT
CITYINTERESTS 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 LLC 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 GSA’s Central Employment Area. ZGF led the design effort 46
for a Planned Unit Development 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 Parkside property include concepts for new healthcare facilities, leased offices for federal government agencies, and multi-family housing.
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, 48
including residential courtyards, retail plazas, and playfields. The project is anticipated to be completed in three phases over a 10-year period.
CENTURY GROUP Southlands Master Plan
TSAWWASSEN, BRITISH COLUMBIA
SOUTHLANDS IS A COMPREHENSIVE MASTER PLAN FOR A 537-ACRE SITE THAT INCLUDES 950 DWELLINGS OF VARIOUS TYPES ARRANGED AS A VILLAGE SURROUNDED BY FARM LANDS, PROTECTED HABITATS, AND A NETWORK OF PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE PARKS AND GREENWAYS.
Themed around the concept of urban agriculture, the village includes a working farmstead, a public farmers market and square, a community building, an organic community garden, a heritage house, and barns. At the core of the village is a high street featuring residential units above the retail space, as well as a mix of small and large cottages, multi-dwelling manor houses, row houses, apartment-style residences, and live-
work studios. When completed, this master-planned community will be one of the leading examples of its kind in Canada.
CHENGDU WENJIANG DISTRICT GUANGHUA OFFICE OF MODERN DEVELOPMENT SERVICE Wenjiang South Industrial Ecodistrict
WENJIANG’S NEW 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 amenities, unique places are envisioned 52
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 DEVELOPED, AS PART OF A COMPETITION-WINNING SCHEME, A MASTER PLAN AND ARCHITECTURAL CONCEPTS FOR A NEW 9,256,963 SF (860,000 SM) DISTRICT IN BEIJING, CHINA.
The area is designed to be a mixed-use, self-sufficient 6,135,428 SF (570,000 SM) residential community with more than 5,000 residential units integrated with schools, a medical clinic, shops, restaurants, entertainment venues, and services. The master plan is based on a greenway that lies diagonally across the area and serves as a central spine of amenities for the development. Active streets of retail run diagonally through residential districts, establishing an open-block concept and an alternative to traditional residential district structures. The design team looked to successful 54
districts in the United States that embody the lifestyle and image the developers were seeking to compare the way these neighborhoods handle density, housing types, and amenities for residents. This helped the team to define a successful mix for the new urban district to attract young professionals and first-time home buyers with active lifestyles. The project is being completed in several phases over four parcels of land. The first three parcels, Blocks B, C, and D are built. The last parcel, Block A, will be completed shortly.
SICHUAN CHANGHONG PROPERTY COMPANY, LTD. Hefei Meiling Mixed-Use Project
HEFEI CITY, CHINA
ZGF DEVELOPED A MASTER PLAN AND ARCHITECTURAL CONCEPTS FOR A NEW 5,936,017 SF (551,474 SM) DISTRICT IN HEFEI CITY, CHINA.
The area is designed to be a mixed-use, self-sufficient residential district with 3,784,591 SF (351,600 SM) of residential units integrated with an elementary school, shops, restaurants, entertainment venues, and services. The site, which used to contain old factories and is now a City rehabilitation project, is situated between a major road and the Nan Fei River. Significant study went into massing concepts that revealed how towers, townhouses, retail shops, and private courtyards could be arranged to allow in light and views beyond the block. Active streets connect one to the other, establishing an open-block concept and an alternative to traditional fully-enclosed residential 56
districts. This grid promotes pedestrian and bike trips through convenient connectivity. The project also included development of a remnant wooded hillside as a passive, green space for neighborhood activities. The park features existing buildings converted to a community center / clubhouse, paths, seating, and gardens.
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 58
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.
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
COOS COUNTY AIRPORT DISTRICT Southwest Oregon Regional Airport, New Terminal Building & Air Traffic Control Tower NORTH BEND, OREGON
ZGF DESIGNED A UNIQUE TWO-STORY, REPLACEMENT TERMINAL THAT SERVES AS AN ICON FOR THE CITY OF NORTH BEND. AS THE ONLY COMMERCIAL AIRPORT ON THE OREGON COAST, THE SOUTHWEST OREGON REGIONAL AIRPORT SERVES AN AREA THAT IS GROWING QUICKLY.
The goal was to replace an existing terminal, which was built in 1962, with a new 28,000 SF terminal sited on a bluff with picturesque views of Coos Bay and surrounding bridges. The design features an undulating, naturalistic shape inspired by the surrounding landscape and local history—the flowing curves of a windblown dune, a Chinook salmon swimming through ocean waters, and the sinuous line of a wave. Project components include waiting and hold rooms, ticketing areas, baggage conveyance, concessions, and an air 60
traffic control tower. The structure is composed of steel columns, concrete composite decking, and an exposed glue-laminated roof structure. The wood structural components and shape are intended to call attention to the region’s shipbuilding and timber industries. The exterior cladding is a combination of color-treated and natural stainless steel shingles that amplify the building’s form. The building maximizes daylighting opportunities. Daylight sensors and the east-west axis of the building make it perfectly suited to take advantage of natural daylight and minimize the use of MEP systems.
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 64
contract extension. Through this experience, ZGF has developed an intimate knowledge of the site, airport operations, and security protocol. Recent projects have been completed on fast-track schedules, requiring complex phasing and sequencing of both design and construction activities to ensure that airport operations continue running smoothly throughout the projects.
TRIMET Portland Light Rail Transitway
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.
Over the last 25 years, ZGF has helped to develop the Blue and Yellow Lines that connect downtown to the eastern and western suburbs, the Red Line that connects to the airport, and the Green Line’s connections to North Portland. They offer direct connections to the state’s MAX 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 68
been implemented. Developing neighborhoods, affluent suburbs, and established urban realms are all connected by the system, making it one of the most accessible in the country. Two new projects—the Portland-Milwaukie and Columbia River Crossing—will connect the southern suburbs through downtown Portland to Vancouver, Washington. When completed, Portland’s light rail system will include 62.6 miles and 94 stations, of which, ZGF will have designed a total of approximately 40 miles and 59 stations.
Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail - Under Construction
Columbia River Crossing Light Rail - Design Concept
TRIMET / CITY OF PORTLAND / PORTLAND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION / SHIELS OBLETZ JOHNSEN / PORTLAND BUSINESS ALLIANCE Portland Mall Revitalization
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 72
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.
PORT OF PORTLAND / TRIMET / BECHTEL CORPORATION / TRAMMELL CROW CO. 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 76
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.
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 78
construction technique has substantially reduced the construction period in each block to minimize disruption to adjacent businesses. The first phase of the system was 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 King Street Station 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 1950’s 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 80
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®.
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 Sound Transit Maintenance and Operations Base 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 not only a critical operational role for Sound Transit but 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 building sets a design standard for the 82
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.
CITY OF SEATTLE, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION South Lake Union Streetcar
ZGF SERVED AS THE LEAD DESIGNER FOR SOUTH LAKE UNION’S STREETCAR STATIONS AS PART OF THE CITY OF SEATTLE’S EFFORT TO TRANSFORM THE NEIGHBORHOOD INTO A VIBRANT AND LIVABLE URBAN NEIGHBORHOOD AND IMPROVE ACCESS TO NEIGHBORHOODS IMMEDIATELY NORTH OF THE DOWNTOWN CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT, INCLUDING THE DENNY TRIANGLE, SOUTH LAKE UNION, AND THE CASCADE AREAS.
As the neighborhood develops, the Streetcar 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 stops spaced every three blocks, and is served by modern vehicles that carry up to 140 passengers. The platform designs are site-specific to blend with the streetscape and 84
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 Maintenance Facility is inconspicuously nestled into a small site in the Cascade neighborhood. The maintenance base is used for vehicle storage and maintenance activities to ensure continuous and reliable transportation service.
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 1 OF THE 64,000 SF EVERETT MULTIMODAL FACILITY.
The four-story 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 86
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 2, 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 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, the Anacostia Waterfront Corporation, and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority to develop a conceptual design for the mixed-use revitalization of the Anacostia Metro Station. Following conceptual alignment studies for the first two corridors, ZGF developed the platform prototypes, furnishings, and landscape design—from concepts through construction documents. The process included presentations to a 88
variety of district and federal agencies in coordination with the 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.
DC DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Car Barn Training Center and Anacostia Maintenance and Operations Facility
ZGF IS SERVING AS URBAN DESIGNER AND ARCHITECT FOR MULTIPLE MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS FACILITIES, INCLUDING THE DC STREETCAR’S FIRST CAR BARN TRAINING CENTER, AND THE ANACOSTIA MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS FACILITY.
The 25,000 SF Car Barn Training Center has three bays and an operations center, with track storage for 15 vehicles. It will serve the “One-City” Corridor, the first east–west line. In addition to providing vehicle maintenance space, the building includes transit training facilities developed in collaboration with the District of Columbia Public Schools. Located on a historically designated educational campus, the design is complementary to its context. Sustainability goals also led to a series of demonstration features, including rainwater collection and reuse, photovoltaic energy 90
production, and low-impact development site strategies, such as turf tracks and green screens. The second facility, the Anacostia Maintenance and Operations Facility, is situated between two highways, which called for a more utilitarian design. The constricted site guided the design of a compact footprint with sloped roofs for day-lit work space and a significant green roof. Both projects required an extensive design-review process with Federal and local agencies, including the National Capital Planning Commission, the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, and The District of Columbia Historic Preservation Review Board.
DISTRICT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Great Streets Minnesota Avenue NE Streetscape Design
FOLLOWING ZGF’S DEVELOPMENT OF THE DOWNTOWN WARD 7 VISION PLAN AND DEANWOOD STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR THE OFFICE OF PLANNING, ZGF WAS SELECTED BY THE DISTRICT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO DESIGN THE STREETSCAPE FOR MINNESOTA AVENUE NE.
Based on the City’s Great Streets program goals of improving target corridors by restoring streets, sidewalks, transit services, lighting and landscaping, the ZGF team developed a conceptual design for the one-mile Minnesota Avenue corridor and Metro bus plaza. The design process incorporated an advisory committee of local stakeholders and five workshops were held to incorporate public input. Reflecting the community’s desire for Ward 7 to be the most sustainable Ward in the District, a primary goal of 92
the streetscape concept has been to maximize low-impact development strategies in a revitalized urban commercial district. With the successful adoption of the concept design, ZGF is now engaged in developing the construction documentation package.
SONOMA-MARIN AREA RAIL TRANSIT (SMART) Smart Stations Advanced Conceptual Design
SONOMA AND MARIN COUNTIES, CALIFORNIA
ZGF IS LEADING THE DESIGN OF 14 STATIONS FOR THE SMART PROJECT, AND IS A MEMBER OF THE VEHICLE DESIGN TEAM.
This 70-mile corridor extends from the ferry terminal at Larkspur to Cloverdale, north of Healdsburg, through 10 towns and an extraordinary landscape, both natural and managed. Since being selected in 2009, the Stations Design Team has worked with SMART, local governments, and community members along the alignment to develop design concepts for stations. These stations will serve as functional transit facilities as well as meaningful places in each community. The project requires close attention to the culture, design
aesthetic, and historic values throughout Sonoma and Marin Counties, while respecting the unique character of each station site. ZGF will continue this work through construction, ensuring a high-quality commuter rail system for residents and visitors to the region.
MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Red Line Corridor Transit-Oriented Development / Howard Street Revitalization
ZGF HAS SERVED AS AN URBAN DESIGN AND PLANNING CONSULTANT FOR THE STATE OF MARYLAND’S TRANSIT PROJECTS. EFFORTS HAVE INCLUDED TRANSITORIENTED-DEVELOPMENT (TOD) PLANNING FOR THE RED LINE CORRIDOR AND A REVITALIZATION STRATEGY FOR THE HOWARD STREET CORRIDOR.
The Red Line is a 10.5 mile east-west corridor connecting Baltimore County and West Baltimore communities with the downtown business district and the redeveloping residential and commercial areas in Inner Harbor East. The line provides service connecting to Baltimore’s existing transit system—Metro subway, light rail, and MARC lines—and serves major employers. The study included preliminary sketch plans for five prototype TOD sites in Baltimore and development of a station area plan for the West Baltimore MARC 94
station. ZGF also developed a Strategic Framework Plan for transforming the Howard Street corridor into an example of quality transit, TOD, and a model “green” street. The plan includes a conceptual design for land development, transportation and streetscape improvements, and implementation strategies for public and private sector funding.
CITY OF SACRAMENTO Sacramento Valley Station Renovation
ZGF IS LEADING THE 60,000 SF REHABILITATION OF THE 1926 SACRAMENTO VALLEY STATION (SVS), WHICH INCLUDES INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR RENOVATIONS, NEW HIGH-PERFORMANCE BUILDING SYSTEMS, SITE IMPROVEMENTS, AND LEASE-READY RETAIL AND OFFICE SPACES, AS WELL AS INTEGRATION OF AMTRAK AND OTHER MODES OF TRANSIT.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and ranked as the seventh busiest rail station in the nation, the SVS will be the first and most enduring building of the Sacramento Intermodal Transportation Facility—a multi-phased project comprised of separate but related facilities that will enable state-of-the-art operations for train, light rail, bus, bicycle, pedestrian, taxi, and automobile with future planning for high speed rail. The ZGF team is focused on enhancing the historical fabric 96
of the building, while maximizing flexibility for future phases of the project. Ticket counter reconstruction and contained office space has been designed to introduce modern amenities and accommodate program requirements without compromising the historic building’s wall and ceiling fixtures and structure. Passenger and train service circulation is optimized with clarified wayfinding and signage, separation of pedestrian flow and back-of-house activities, and a strategically located stand-alone support building. The result is a superior curb-to-track experience for passengers complete with the restored grand waiting room that displays the historic John A. MacQuarrie mural depicting the celebration of the groundbreaking for the First Transcontinental Railroad in Sacramento.
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 comprised of 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. 98
To complement the canopy design, ZGF developed standard platform finishes, furnishings, and railing details for the five rail stations at Avenue 26, French, Avenue 57, Mission, and Del Mar.
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 (USC) / 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, USC, and Exposition Park.
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 100
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 platform.
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
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY Orville A. Vogel Plant Biosciences Building
ZGF DESIGNED THE 93,700 SF ORVILLE A. VOGEL PLANT BIOSCIENCES BUILDING, THE FIRST FACILITY TO BE COMPLETED FOR THE RESEARCH AND EDUCATION COMPLEX BEING DEVELOPED ON WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITYâ€™S MAIN CAMPUS IN PULLMAN.
As the cornerstone project and entry for the new development, the plant biosciences building houses state-of-the-art research and teaching laboratories for molecular and biological plant sciences research. The main goal for the building was to create a functional and aesthetically pleasing educational facility that establishes a distinct look and feel for the Research and Education Complex. The four-story facility provides research and laboratory space for approximately 40 principal investigators and more than 40 postdoctorate students, as well as general laboratory 104
support spaces, specialized growth chambers, and major instrument rooms. Level one houses teaching laboratories, a large study hall, and primary circulation. Levels two through four accommodate research laboratories and support spaces. A large archive for plant specimens is housed below-grade. The research laboratories are linked by a three-story atrium and connecting stair, with gathering and conference space located at the atriumâ€™s base level. A greenhouse display area, for exhibits and multi-use interaction areas, is provided at the south end of each research floor. The new building connects to the existing Plant Sciences Building to facilitate a shared environment and to allow an integrated approach to research.
CROWN CENTER REDEVELOPMENT CORPORATION Crown Center Square
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
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 106
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 Master Plan 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.
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 112
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.
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 114
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.
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FRESNO Campus Facilities Master Plan Update and Peace Garden
IN COORDINATION WITH A FACILITIES MASTER PLAN BY ZGF, A LANDSCAPE MASTER PLAN WAS CREATED, FEATURING A COLLECTION OF SPECIMEN TREES. UNDER A SPARSE CANOPY OF CANARY ISLAND PINES ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE LIBRARY, THE PEACE GARDEN HAD EVOLVED.
With the rebuilding of the Henry Madden Library, an opportunity was recognized to complement the new library with a freshly remade Peace Garden along the library’s northern façade. It would echo the Native American theme of the new entrance and connect to surrounding buildings and spaces. ZGF led a campus community design process that engaged students, faculty, and staff. The resulting approach was restrained to redefine the site as a series of connected outdoor rooms, each anchored by one of four major monuments. 116
Rather than seating, turf mounds define the rooms and invite casual sitting and reclining in the dappled shade of the tall pines. Paved areas are interrupted by the grassy mounds and accommodate the random spacing of the trees. The space reads as a banded succession of green and paved surfaces that link converging routes around the library and punctuate progress through the center of campus with an area that is both sacred and social. It invites lingering in small groups for study or contemplation—and provides a refreshing outlook from the four-story library.
ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE URBAN DESIGN BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY
BOISE / NAMPA, IDAHO
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
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
DOWNTOWN RENAISSANCE NETWORK
Bellingham Cultural Center Master Plan
DOWNTOWN SEATTLE ASSOCIATION Third Avenue Master Plan
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
DES MOINES, IOWA
Campus Master Plan
Master Plan Update
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 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 Idaho State University Campus Master Plan
STATE OF WASHINGTON
The Master Plan for the Capitol of the State of Washington
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
THE EVERGREEN STATE COLLEGE
Campus Master Plan
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
Campus Master Plan
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-Red Corridor Transportation Development Standards
CITY OF PHILADELPHIA
Transportation Planning and Engineering Services
CITY OF PORTLAND
Lloyd District Capitol Improvements Program
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)
Merlo Road Bus Operations Base Expansion
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE GSL PROPERTIES, INC.
Union Station Housing and Plaza
PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY
Campus Master Plan and Morken Center for Learning and Technology
INDEX A Akridge and Mitsui Fudosan America 1200 Seventeenth 10
C Carroll Investments LLC The Eliot Tower 112 Century Group Southlands Master Plan 50 Chengdu Wenjiang District Guanghua Office of Modern Development Service Wenjiang South Industrial Ecodistrict 52 City Creek Reserve Inc. City Creek Redevelopment 14 CityInterests LLC Parkside Mixed-Use Planned Unit Development and Ward 7 Revitalization 46
Coos County Airport District Southwest Oregon Regional Airport, New Terminal Building & Air Traffic Control Tower 60 Crown Center Redevelopment Corporation Crown Center Square 106
D Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Yawkey Center for Cancer Care 114 DC Department of Transportation Car Barn Training Center and Anacostia Maintenance and Operations Facility 90 DC Streetcar and K Street Transitway 88 District Department of Transportation Great Streets Minnesota Avenue NE Streetscape Design 92
M Maryland Department of Transportation Red Line Corridor Transit-Oriented Development / Howard Street Revitalization 94
N National Capital Planning Commission / U.S. General Services Administration SW Ecodistrict Plan 24
P Portland Development Commission River District Illustrative Vision Plan 18 Portland Streetcar, Inc. Portland Streetcar 78 Port of Portland Portland International Airport 64
City of Glendale Downtown Specific Plan 42
District of Columbia Office of Planning / District Department of Transportation (DDOT) Columbia Heights, Public Realm Framework Plan and Civic Plaza 22
City of Little Rock / North Little Rock / Pulaski County Six Bridges Framework Plan and Riverfront Park Plan 38
Downtown Denver Partnership / City and County of Denver Public Works / Regional Transportation District 16th Street Urban Design Plan 30
San Francisco Redevelopment Agency Transbay Streetscape and Open Space Plan 41
City of Portland Simon and Helen Director Park 20
City of Seattle, Department of Transportation South Lake Union Streetcar 84
City of Beaverton Strategic Civic Plan 32
City of Tacoma Thea Foss Waterway Public Esplanade 34 City of West Hollywood Santa Monica Boulevard Master Plan and Implementation 40 Civic San Diego / City of San Diego San Diego Civic Center Complex / City Hall 39 Coastal Greenland Limited Silo City 54
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center 6 Gallaudet University Florida Avenue Market Development Concepts 44
J JSC M2 Real Estate / Bank of Georgia Dighomi Neighborhood Master Plan 48
L Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (METRO) Metro Mid-City / Exposition Light Rail Transit Project 99 Pasadena Gold Line Station and Canopy 98
Reed College Gray Campus Center 34
Seattle Mariners / Washington State Major League Baseball Stadium Public Facilities District Stadium District Concept Plan 36 Sichuan Changhong Property Company, Ltd. Hefei Meiling Mixed-Use Project 56 Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) Smart Stations Advanced Conceptual Design 93 Sound Transit Link Light Rail Operations and Maintenance Facility 82 State of California Exposition Park Master Plan 43
T The Evergreen State College Campus Master Plan 4 TriMet / City of Portland / Portland Development Commission / Shiels Obletz johnsen / Portland Business Alliance Portland Mall Revitalization 72 TriMet / Metro / City of Portland / Langley Investments / Oregon Convention Center / Oregon Department of Transportation / Portland Development Commission Lloyd EcoDistrict 26
W Washington State Convention Center Exterior Upgrades 16 Washington State University Orville A. Vogel Plant Biosciences Building 104 Washington State University Vancouver Master Plan 108 West End Working Group West End Vision Plan 58
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Published on Oct 18, 2012
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