Faster, higher, stronger. All across America, developers, designers and urban planners are turning the Olympic motto into architectural reality, reshaping the face of American cities in the process. We selected the 14 most eye-catching projects underway in the country.
The Minnesota Senate Building recognized by DBIA-UMR as 2017 Project of the Year and recipient of Design-Build Excellence Award in the category of Government Buildings.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel Tuesday celebrated the opening of the newest addition to Chicago's skyline — a gleaming silver-blue glass 52-story office tower that overlooks the confluence of Main, North and South Branches of the Chicago River.
A co-panelist at the Construction Institute’s “Women in the Industry - Our past, our present, our future” panel, Nancy Clayton offered unique insight to the discussion and presented a forward thinking outlook for the AEC profession.
Red Bull Racing’s Formula One Team featuring Daniel Ricciardo does a very special live demo at the ExxonMobil campus in Houston, Texas.
Principal Anthony Markese FAIA has been elevated to The College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects.
Chicago is a big dot on the architectural map because of its pre-eminent role in the invention of the office skyscraper, a development that transformed the skylines of cities worldwide. But thanks to the Great Recession, it's been seven years since a major downtown office building opened here.
After six years of planning, the Remscheid City Council has approved the development plan and urban development contract with McArthurGlen for the construction of the Designer Outlet Centre in the district of Lennep.
The demands of a growing and changing workforce that will use more collaborative spaces, as well as the need for more parking, a desire for more energy efficiency and other factors persuaded the company to build a new tower rather than renovating existing space.
Cambridge tech giant Akamai Technologies has agreed to lease at least 630,000 square feet in Kendall Square for a minimum of $698.4 million over a period of 15 years, the largest lease consideration for a real-estate deal in the state in at least three years.
609 Main, a 1,050,000-square-foot trophy tower that Hines is developing in downtown Houston, is set to deliver in January 2017.
Hines' million-square-foot skyscraper under construction in downtown Houston has hit the halfway mark for leasing. The Houston-based company revealed details of a lease with United Airlines to occupy eight floors in the building at Main and Texas Avenue.
Adrienne Nelson has been a leader in the AIA and AEC communities. She has been a committed advocate for women architects and has a deep passion for mentoring future architects. A mentor with the ACE Mentor Program, she has become a leader of Pickard Chilton’s ACE team, and, in her tenure and has personally mentored over 40 students, while serving as an ACE New Haven Board Member.
The urban development arm of Hillwood, in partnership with the Perot family, has released plans for a new 350,000-square-foot office tower along Turtle Creek. The 16-story building will sit across the street from the new Hillwood headquarters and Perot family offices.
Ross Perot Jr.’s Hillwood Urban real estate firm is looking for tenants for a high-rise office to be built on the last vacant site along Dallas’ posh Turtle Creek corridor.
The ExxonMobil campus makes quite an impression from 350 feet in the air, as seen here in these Houston Chronicle photographs taken during a recent helicopter tour of the area.
With at least four new towers, all within a few blocks of one another, either completed or planned to be completed before 2020, Milwaukee’s skyline is seeing its greatest change in recent memory.
Pickard Chilton is proud to announce the promotion of Jonathan Aprati AIA, LEED AP; Michael Hensley AIA, LEED AP BD+C; and Seung Hwan Namgoong AIA, LEED AP BD+C to Associate.
The Arlington County Board just announced the approval of a 25-year, five-phase redevelopment plan that will completely transform Rosslyn’s east end.
United Airlines is the latest tenant to announce plans to lease space in a 48-story office high-rise going up on Main Street in downtown Houston.
This week, the new Minnesota Senate Building finally became just that — a working building for the Legislature’s upper chamber.
Chicago-based Gibsons Restaurant Group plans to open a restaurant in River Point, a 52-story office tower under construction along the west bank of the river at 444 W. Lake St., the company confirmed.
A “white-tablecloth restaurant” and community space are likely to be a part of the main lobby of the future 27-story BOK Park Plaza being built downtown.
The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies highlights new buildings and urban planning projects that continue Chicago’s rich tradition of leading contemporary design.
The site of the new Amegy Bank N.A. headquarters is bustling, as construction moves along toward its December 2016 completion date.
SAN FRANCISCO—Ten real estate developments have been selected as winners of the 2015 Urban Land Institute (ULI) Global Awards for Excellence, widely recognized as one of the land use industry’s most prestigious award programs.
Eaton House, Dublin, Ireland, wins AIA Europe 2015 Design Award.
Eaton House, Dublin, Ireland wins AIA Connecticut 2015 Design Award.
Famed architects gather to salute Hines for his standard of quality in development.
We all know the complaints: too many architects routinely accept fees for projects they know won't pencil out.
N E W H A V E N , C T — Pickard Chilton is pleased to announce the promotion of Benjamin D. Simmons AIA to Associate.
Today’s contemporary global economy forces architecture, urban planning and design to confront the complex mechanisms of finance and economics.
Spanning a three-block radius in the heart of downtown, three towers — BG Group Place and 609 Main at Texas, both designed by Pickard Chilton, and Capitol Tower by Gensler — are leading a new era of construction in the Bayou City.
When you speak to architect Jon Pickard of New Haven, Conn.–based firm Pickard Chilton, the future becomes as solid as a skyscraper.
Day by day, from a four-square-block hole in the ground, Sacramento’s future is rising.
Next week, Skanska USA Commercial Development will show its plans for a large downtown office/retail development called 2&U to a city of Seattle board.
The Galleria and Greenway Plaza submarkets have 1.8M SF of development underway, which is 48% pre-leased. With help from JLL research manager Graham Hildebrand, we broke down the seven office buildings in the dirt.
The 52-story office tower is ideally located in Chicago’s downtown West Loop on the edge of the Chicago River. Featuring a 1.5 acre plaza and river walk, an advanced fitness center and a formal restaurant, River Point will create unparalleled work space in Chicago
Unbuilt Award: Pickard Chilton for The Office Building of the Future, Seattle, Washington
Innovation almost never happens in isolation. In business, especially, innovative ideas are usually the result of multiple brains hard at work. Consider the work of Steven Johnson.
The downtown skyline keeps growing. Just weeks after the Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Authority agreed to a deal with Chicago-based Clayco that will result in two office and two apartment towers, Houston-based Hines is preparing to build a 27-story tower designed by the renown architects who imagined Devon Energy Center.
Following a ‘design hack-a-thon’, Connecticut-based Pickard Chilton was selected from seven competing firms to lead the design process, having suggested a contextual form that resonated with original vision of Skanska and the Samis Foundation.
Skanska USA has signed a deal to lease a downtown block owned by the Samis Foundation and develop an office tower at Second Avenue and University Street.
The planned project, designed by Pickard Chilton, is a Class A office tower with approximately 725,000 square feet of leasable space featuring an active ground floor experience comprised of unique and accessible retail shops, restaurants and public spaces.
The highest levels of LEED certification are quickly becoming the norm for new office buildings in the Houston area. And the next version of LEED will up the ante even more, in many cases favoring downtown and mixed-use projects.
When the leadership at Exxon Mobil Corp. decided to create a corporate campus for thousands of employees north of Houston, one goal was paramount: collaboration.
Construction has begun on the latest addition to Milwaukee’s lakefront skyline, a sleek curving tower from Pickard Chilton. Gilbane Building Co. and C.G. Schmidt broke ground in August on the new 32-story headquarters of insurance giant Northwestern Mutual.
WorldArchitectureNews.com - In proximity to LoDo and Denver’s CBD, 1144 Fifteenth Street is a forty-storey office tower comprising twenty-seven floors of Class-A office space atop a thirteen-storey podium.
Connecticut-based architecture firm Pickard Chilton has unveiled its design for 1144 Fifteenth, a 40-story mixed use tower set to rise in Denver.
In presentations to the National Association of Real Estate Editors in Houston, Hines executives used Devon Energy’s iconic skyscraper as an exemplar. It’s iconic form has re-energized, re-urbanized downtown and is just the kind of thing millennials might find appealing.
Hines and Pickard Chilton have teamed up on one of Hines’ latest developments — 609 Main—a 47-story, spec office tower in downtown Houston that is one of the most innovative projects the firms have ever worked on.
Gazing out their office windows across the street from Yale University, Pickard Chilton principals found the inspiration to design Exxon Mobil's corporate campus.
Anthony Markese, Principal with Pickard Chilton, design architects for the new headquarters of ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips and Devon Energy, notes that all three companies are “facing similar issues — needing to recruit the next generation of talent and retain the best of their current workforce.
Amegy Bank N.A. said today that it bought a 4-acre site near the Galleria to build its new Houston corporate headquarters designed by Pickard Chilton.
Chicago has two new tall buildings—River Point at 444 Lake Street and 150 N. Riverside—going up right next door to one another near lots of positives: prime Chicago River frontage, the Wacker Drive employment base, West Loop hot spots and commuter train stations.
Ivanhoé Cambridge and co-investor and developer Hines, announced today that DLA Piper has signed a lease to relocate its Chicago office to River Point in Chicago's West Loop area, a building designed by Pickard Chilton.
Ispot.tv - Airing on such programs Meet the Press, a national television ad campaign for the Chickasaw Nation and Oklahoma City prominently features the Devon Energy Center and Rotunda.
Owned by KBS REIT II and managed by Hines, 300 North LaSalle has earned Platinum and Gold LEED certifications from the U.S. Green Building Council – Platinum for Existing Buildings and Gold for its Core & Shell.
Pickard Chilton is pleased to announce its inaugural promotions to Senior Associates and Associates.
KBS REIT II, along with Hines, the international real estate firm, announced that 300 North LaSalle has won the TOBY (The Outstanding Building of the Year) Earth Award from the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Chicago.
ULI Houston awarded BG Group with a 2014 Development of Distinction Award at last night’s ceremony. The annual award program honors developments that “exemplify best practices in design, construction, economic viability, community health, marketing and management.”
The Phoenix office of Hines announced today that 24th at Camelback II has achieved Platinum certification under the US Green Building Council’s LEED for Existing Buildings (EB) Rating System. The property is the first LEED EB Platinum, and most efficient, multi-tenant property in Arizona.
The Urban Land Institute Houston this week named eight local real estate developments, including BG Group Place, as finalists for the annual Development of Distinction Awards.
Northwestern Mutual today unveiled the design of its new 32-story office tower and common space in downtown Milwaukee. The eagerly awaited 1.1 million gross-square-foot signature development represents Northwestern Mutual’s commitment to and investment in its policyowners, employees and in the city of Milwaukee.
Northwestern Mutual today released the first images of its planned 32-story downtown Milwaukee office tower designed by Pickard Chilton. The 1.1-million-square-foot building which is expected to cost $450 million will replace Northwestern Mutual's office at 800 E. Wisconsin Ave. on Milwaukee’s lakefront.
Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. has just unveiled designs for its glassy, 32-story office tower that it says will “reshape Milwaukee’s skyline.” Pickard Chilton of New Haven, Conn. is designing the $450 million project.
The design for what would be Milwaukee's tallest new office building in more than 20 years, combines two motifs that often compete: a high-rise exterior typically associated with staid finance and law firms and a large, open interior popularized by Silicon Valley.
The new Exxon Mobil Corp. headquarters, rising on 385 acres north of downtown Houston, is one of the largest construction projects in the United States. The corporate campus will be composed of 20 low-rise buildings arranged around landscaped paths and quadrangles. The Exxon Mobil structures are sleekly modernist, with a few dramatic touches befitting the world's largest publicly traded energy producer.
Soaring 50 stories over the low-rise downtown of Oklahoma City, the gleaming Devon Energy Center has become a reference point and a thing of wonder in this redeveloping prairie town. The glass-and-steel headquarters, designed by New Haven–based architects Pickard Chilton, is emblematic of what might be called Oklahoma City's renaissance.
Seldom do skyscrapers succeed simultaneously on the skyline and at the curbstone. The typical goal of a tall building is to make an impact on the city as seen from a distance — to be an architectural monument in space. The new Devon Energy headquarters in downtown Oklahoma City is certainly a potent landmark on the skyline.
Hines is expanding the size of its skyscraper proposal for 609 Main at Texas, a major office tower on Main Street. The project is now planned to be a much larger building with high-grade amenities. The result will be one of downtown Houston’s premier office projects.
Pickard Chilton’s design of the Devon Energy Center was recently recognized with an Architectural Record Good Design is Good Business Award of Excellence. It is one of the twelve winning entries that highlight companies and organizations that implement design to further business strategies. The project was cited for reinforcing the Devon brand and becoming an emblem of OKC’s recent renaissance.
Recognizing outstanding revitalization projects, Phoenix Award winners represent projects from each of the 10 U.S. EPA regions. As the winner for Region 6, Devon Energy Center was selected for its exemplary brownfield redevelopment, its innovative approach to resolving significant environmental issues and its positive impact upon the community.
An architectural competition examined how demographic changes will affect how we work in the future, and how buildings must adapt. The competition entitled The Office Building of the Future, sponsored by NAIOP, engaged the nation’s top architectural firms on the topic. The four winning firms will share their ideas during a panel discussion at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Hopkins Center for the Arts.
Sitting grandly high on a hill, glistening in the sun, the new Eaton Center building is quite an impressive sight to behold to the west as one travels along Interstate 271. Of course, it looks just as impressive from nearby Richmond Road, and still more so when one stands within its ultra-modern, bluish glass walls. Although the 600,000-square-foot structure began welcoming employees in February, it was on April 2 that Eaton Center was officially dedicated.
Devon Energy Center is featured on FOX Sports for its use of LED lights to show support for Oklahoma City Thunder NBA team.
On Earth Day, Devon Energy Center was certified as the largest building in Oklahoma to earn gold certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.
Building owner KBS REIT II and Hines, the international real estate firm, announced that 300 North LaSalle has received Platinum certification under USGBC’s LEED for Existing Buildings. The tower previously received LEED Core & Shell Gold certification. Designed by Pickard Chilton, the 57-story, 1.3 million-square-foot building offers frontage along the river and is among the city's tallest buildings.
BHP Billiton Petroleum confirmed it will build a 30-story tower to house its global headquarters at 1500 Post Oak Blvd. The structure, which will have 560,000 rentable square feet, will consolidate the company’s U.S. employees. The company will be the sole tenant in the new building.
In conjunction with the Designing Relationships exhibition of the firm’s work in the College of Design’s Gallery 181, Jon Pickard will present how the relationships the firm builds with people are translated into the form of its buildings and will offer insights gleaned from working with a global and culturally diverse clientele. The lecture will take place on 13 March at 5:30 pm at the Kocimski Auditorium in the College of Design, with reception to follow in the Atrium.
Employees of Eaton Corp. moved into the company's new 600,000-square-foot Eaton Center campus on a 53-acre site in the Chagrin Highlands development in Beachwood. The building's five-story wings are connected by a 10-story tower and features a pond and a rainwater reuse system designed to cut water consumption.
Northwestern Mutual officials have not strayed far beyond the simple description of “iconic” for the design of their planned downtown office. The development will be an at least $300 million, 30-story office tower to replace Northwestern Mutual’s downtown building.
Ivanhoé Cambridge and Hines have started construction of River Point, a development designed by Pickard Chilton that includes a 45-story office tower and a 1.5-acre public park in downtown Chicago’s West Loop.
In conjunction with the exhibition of the firms work in the School of Architecture gallery, William Chilton will present how the relationships the firm builds with people are translated into the form of its buildings and will offer insights gleaned from working with a global and culturally diverse clientele. In addition, his presentation will address the firm's Modernist roots, studio culture, and recent projects which strive to create architecture and public spaces that contribute to a vibrant urban life. The lecture will take place on 15 January at 7:30 pm at the Corgan Auditorium in the Reynolds School of Architecture Building.
Opening on 7 January 2013, this second installation of the exhibition represents an overview of the firm's national and international work as well as its research into super tall high-rises and the office building of the future in 2030. The common theme is the collaborative approach the firm takes to its work with its clients and design and construction team partners to create buildings that affirm society's best aspirations.
The iconic Devon Tower, the 20th largest building in the US, serves as a monument to security innovation. Rising high above downtown Oklahoma City, a 50-story skyscraper towering at a record height of early 850 feel, stands as a testament to a city's past and future.
Despite sluggish demand for U.S. office space, a handful of developers are moving forward with plans to build new office towers even before they have lined up tenants-reviving the risky game of speculative development. Hines plans to start construction soon on a 45-story office tower in Chicago's West Loop.
Hines is marketing 350 North Fifth, a 20-story office tower near Target Field in Minneapolis designed by Pickard Chilton.
The Devon Energy Center dedication marked the end of a nearly three-year construction project. “This building is a symbol of Devon's growth and of Oklahoma City's growth,” said CEO John Richels.
In February 2012, a team of multidisciplined professionals stepped into this stream of futuristic imaginings and discussed and identified trends, advances and opportunities for potential incorporation into the design of an Office Building of the Future for the year 2030 as part of a national competition sponsored by NAIOP. This article is a summary of the team's award-winning submission.
If there is one single building that is emblematic of what might be called the renaissance of Oklahoma City, it is the gleaming new Devon Energy Center by New Haven-based architects Pickard Chilton.
This exhibition represents an overview of the firm's national and international work as well as its research into super tall high-rises and the office building of the future in 2030.
In a wide ranging conversation with Dean Tom Fisher, William D. Chilton, Principal of Pickard Chilton, discusses how the relationships the firm builds with people are translated into the form of its buildings and offers insights gleaned from working with a global and culturally diverse clientele.
NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, has selected Pickard Chilton as a winner of the "Office Building of the Future" national design competition.
Pickard Chilton designed a 60-story office building called 300 North LaSalle that rose on the banks of the Chicago River two years ago.
Encouraged by reports of job creation and companies announcing plans to move back downtown, developers here have introduced plans for half a dozen new office towers in the Loop central business district.
The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design have announced that Pickard Chilton has won a 2012 Green Good Design Award for the firm's design of BG Group Place in Houston, Texas.
More than 20 years after the last major high-rise building was completed in downtown Houston, the Bayou city skyline welcomes BG Group Place at 811 Main Street.
Hines is preparing to break ground on a 45-story River Point office tower designed by Pickard Chilton.
This 46-story tower was completed in downtown Houston in early 2011, just four years after initial design studies began. The building was certified as LEED Platinum for Core and Shell the first such certification in Texas.
Images Publishing recently released Pickard Chilton, the most extensive volume ever published on the work of the firm. The 372-page monograph provides a comprehensive overview of the studio's first fifteen years of producing significant works of architecture for extraordinary clients
Pickard Chilton stands out as a firm that has captured the imagination of clients seeking modern, soaring designs and expansive places to house their organizations both in the United States and abroad.
Two Pickard Chilton projects are prominently featured in an article celebrating the accomplishments of Connecticut architects and architectural projects.
The second phase of the massive Eighth Avenue Place downtown office development is moving forward.
The 49-storey east tower of Eighth Avenue Place-the third-tallest building in downtown Calgary-boasts a number of environmentally friendly features, starting with the envelope.
The New England chapter of the American Institute of Architects has announced that Pickard Chilton has won a Special Citation for Excellence in Architecture for the firm's design of BG Group Place in Houston, Texas.
Only three buildings in the world have it. And one of those is in downtown Houston, according to its developer. BG Group Place, the new glass and steel skyscraper at 811 Main, has been certified at the Platinum level under the U.S. Green Building Council s LEED for Core & Shell rating system.
The Connecticut Chapter of the American Institute of Architects announced that Pickard Chilton has won two awards: a Design Award for the ConocoPhillips West Campus in Houston, Texas, and an Unbuilt Design Award for the Iskandar Investment Headquarters in Nusajaya, Malaysia.
Hundreds of construction workers, joined by a small contingent of Devon Energy Corp. executives, celebrated the topping out of the company's new 50-story headquarters Wednesday with the traditional placement of an evergreen tree at its highest point.
AMES, IA - Thomas Leslie, an internationally recognized expert on the history of technology and architecture, has been named the first holder of the Pickard Chilton Professorship in Architecture in the Iowa State University College of Design.
The BBC World Service program Business Daily aired a piece by Lesley Curwen entitled "The Buildings Where We Work" in which Jon Pickard discusses the design of low rise corporate campuses.
The Design Futures Council (DFC) has announced that Pickard Chilton Principal William D Chilton FAIA, RIBA has been named one of the Council s fifteen 2011 Senior Fellows.
SITQ celebrated the grand opening of Eighth Avenue Place last night and took advantage of the opportunity to talk about plans for the construction of the second phase of the complex.
New Haven, CT-based, Pickard Chilton said today it planned and designed ExxonMobil s new office campus that will be developed in north Houston, Texas. Pickard Chilton s design for ExxonMobil's new office complex comprises multiple low-rise office buildings, a laboratory, conference and training centers and facilities such as child care, a wellness center and other employee amenities.
300 North LaSalle is one of ten outstanding developments from the Americas to have been selected as winners of the Urban Land Institute's (ULI) Awards for Excellence: The Americas competition. The winners of the awards competition, widely recognized as the land use industry s most prestigious recognition program, were announced today in Phoenix at the 2011 ULI Real Estate Summit at the Spring Council Forum.
The Phoenix office of Hines announced today that 24th at Camelback II has received Silver certification under the U.S. Green Building Council s LEED for Core & Shell rating system. The property, designed by Pickard Chilton and owned by Hines and an East Coast pension fund advised by Invesco, is now one the highest rated LEED certified new construction multi-tenant properties in Phoenix.
Building high in the Windy City is not a charge to be taken lightly. New Haven based Pickard Chilton has risen to the challenge with this 1.3 million-square-foot, 60-story tower on the north bank of the Chicago River that emphatically states its presence.
Jon Pickard FAIA, RIBA and William Chilton FAIA, RIBA have established the first endowed faculty position in the College of Design, the Pickard Chilton Professorship in Architecture to support the Iowa State faculty who are leaders in the advancement of architectural education.
The Phoenix office of Hines announced today that 24th at Camelback II was recognized by the Arizona chapter of NAIOP with two Best of NAIOP Awards. The Class A office development was selected as the Speculative Office Development of the Year, in addition to being recognized for the Transaction of the Year for the Cole Real Estate Investments lease.
Pickard Chilton's 300 North LaSalle is among twenty developments from the Americas that have been selected as finalists in this year s Urban Land Institute's (ULI) Awards for Excellence: The Americas competition, widely recognized as the land use industry s most prestigious recognition program.
The still-under-construction building that will become the new headquarters of Devon Energy Corp. Is now the tallest structure in Oklahoma City, company officials said Thursday.
Hines and Pickard Chilton have been awarded a 2011 Architectural Record Good Design is Good Business Award of Excellence for 300 North LaSalle in Chicago.
NASHVILLE, TN - The Pinnacle at Symphony Place, the 29-story office skyscraper that is the newest landmark in the Nashville skyline, has been awarded Gold LEED certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.
Glamorous women were sipping flutes of champagne. Influential businessmen in expensive suits chatted about the market. A red carpet was rolled out on the sidewalk and beacons shot blue beams of light across downtown Houston.
Pickard Chilton's new Devon Energy tower being built in downtown Oklahoma City hit 500 feet in the air this week, matching the height of the city's tallest building, Chase Tower.
Jon Pickard FAIA, has been elected to The College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects.
Avenue Place, a 49-story, 1.1 million-square-foot building owned by Alberta Investment Management Corp., Matco Investments Ltd.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) New England chapter has announced that New Haven, Connecticut-based Pickard Chilton has won an Honor Award for Design Excellence for the firm s design of Wells Fargo Financial in Des Moines, Iowa.
The Americas Property Awards in association with Bloomberg Television have announced that Pickard Chilton has won two Best Architecture Awards for the California Public Employees Retirement System Headquarters Complex in Sacramento, California and Wells Fargo Financial in Des Moines, Iowa.
The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design have announced that Pickard Chilton has won two 2010 Green Good Design Awards for the firm s design of the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) Headqua
The Iowa State University Alumni Association has announced that Jon Pickard AIA, RIBA and William Chilton FAIA, RIBA co-founders and Principals of New Haven, Connecticut-based Pickard Chilton, are recipients of the Iowa State University 2011 Distinguished Alumni Awards.
The Houston office of Hines, the international real estate firm, announced today that MainPlace in downtown Houston, the firm's newest green skyscraper, has been pre-certified at the Platinum level under the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED for Core & Shell rating system.
Construction on what will be the tallest building in Oklahoma has reached a key stage and soon will accelerate, a top official from Devon Energy Corp. said Wednesday.
The Houston skyline is the most impressive in the nation. A few other American cities have taller buildings. And in terms of pure bulk, New York City certainly has a greater mass of office space. But from a spectator's point of view, no other city has Houston s great collection of interesting, well-designed and basically beautiful buildings.
Eaton Corporation broke ground this morning for its new corporate headquarters, a $170 million project that will occupy a 53-acre site in this East Side suburb. Surrounded by tall grass, on a ridge high above much of Cuyahoga County, Eaton executives, politicians and members of the development team plunged gleaming shovels into a pile of dirt.
Hines, the international real estate firm, announced today the structural completion of the 46-story, 972,000-square-foot office tower, MainPlace, located at 811 Main Street in downtown Houston. Faсade installation, interior construction and mechanical work continues. Construction on the tower began in March 2008, and grand opening is scheduled for January 2011.
Devon Energy unveiled plans Thursday for a 285-seat auditorium that will overlook a new courtyard and the adjoining 50-story new office tower that will become the company s headquarters. The auditorium is designed to "anchor the corner of Sheridan and Hudson Avenues, and at 42 feet tall will be the equivalent of a three- to four-story building.
Some firms are, indeed, winning new work. Pickard Chilton, for instance, announced recently that the New Haven, Conn.-based partnership has been commissioned to design a world headquarters for Eaton Corp. on a 53-acre site in suburban Cleveland.
Eaton, a diversified power management company based in Cleveland, Ohio, has commissioned New Haven, CT-based Pickard Chilton to design its new global headquarters in the Cleveland suburb of Beachwood.
Representatives of Eaton Corp. and the Richard E. Jacobs Group showed several images of the manufacturer's planned corporate headquarters during a City Council meeting Monday night. Eaton will ask Beachwood's planning and zoning commission on March 25 to consider a variance for 1,292 parking spaces for the project, a 53-acre corporate campus on the Chagrin Highlands property. The project will include a 10-story tower, flanked by two four- or five-story wings connected by a glass atrium.
Crain's - The new office tower at 300 N. LaSalle won Development of the Year Thursday evening in the 22nd Annual Chicago Commercial Real Estate Awards. The awards dinner, which took place at the Hilton Chicago, raised $870,000 for the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
A look at four new branches of the W Hotel have opened up in Hollywood, Atlanta, and the New York Area. Since the debut more than a decade ago of the W hotel chain, the contemporary lifestyle brand of the Starwood hospitality empire has always used design and architecture as well as a hip attitude to attract guests from the worlds of media, fashion, and entertainment.
The Richard E. Jacobs Group has filed initial site plans for the $170 million Eaton Corp. world headquarters facility to be built in the Chagrin Highlands development. Eaton, the largest Fortune 500 company with headquarters in downtown Cleveland, is moving to Beachwood.
William D. Chilton FAIA has been elected to The College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects.
Eaton which is moving its headquarters from downtown Cleveland to Beachwood in 2012, shared a preliminary design and some details about its much-watched project with employees today.
In 2006 Hines, the international real estate firm, announced plans to develop a second office building at one of the most dynamic corners in Phoenix, 24th Street and Camelback Road.
The Nashville, Tennessee chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) has announced the winners of its Commercial Real Estate Development Awards for 2010. The firm's new Nashville home, The Pinnacle at Symphony Place, designed by Pickard Chilton and developed by Atlanta-based Barry Real Estate Companies, will receive Office Development of the Year.
Most companies have shelved expansion plans until the economy recovers but not the Devon Energy Corporation, one of the country's biggest independent energy companies.
For the 2010 Spring semester, William Chilton AIA, Principal of New Haven, Connecticut-based Pickard Chilton, has been invited to teach at the University of Minnesota College of Design on the global practice of architecture.
The Chicago Architecture Foundation s recognized six patrons for the annual Patron of the Year awards held today at the University Club of Chicago.
A 35-foot-tall lobby with travertine floors and an eucalyptus wood archway greets visitors as they walk into The Pinnacle at Symphony Place. Its office tenants can work out at a full-service gym, eat at a white-table cloth restaurant downstairs or peer out their floor-to-ceiling windows with expansive views from the tower s 29 floors. These are a few of the luxuries of Nashville s newest and most expensive office skyscraper.
Jon Pickard, architect of the Pinnacle at Symphony Place, has designed or collaborated on some of the world's most recognized buildings. The Business Journal asked him about his work and the potential effects of the recession on future design.
The Intern Development Program Advisory Committee (IDPAC) has selected two architecture firms as recipients of the Intern Development Program (IDP) 2008-2009 Outstanding Firm Awards. The firms have not only satisfied the requirements for recognition with the IDP Firm Award, but have demonstrated a deep commitment to the program by going above and beyond the baseline criteria. The 2008-2009 IDP Outstanding Firm Awards recipients include Pickard Chilton.
Jon Pickard, AIA, Principal of Pickard Chilton, will be the keynote speaker at the American Institute of Architects Central Oklahoma Chapter 2009 Honor Awards Luncheon.
300 North LaSalle shapes up as a respectable Chicago debut for Pickard Chilton and a city-friendly presence, especially along the riverfront.
Winners of the Sustainable Buildings Industry Council's 2008 Beyond Green High-Performance Building Awards, including the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) Headquarters Complex, were honored on Capitol Hill.