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The Urban Village at 2+U in Seattle, Washington
The Rotunda at Devon Energy Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
BG Group Place in Houston, Texas
The green roof at 609 Main in Houston, Texas

Real Estate Value Creation

Pickard Chilton offers the innate ability to utilize creative thinking and design as an agent for realizing our client’s business objectives while maximizing their investment. We offer a depth of practice as well as a unique familiarity with the inherent value of creating a distinguished and elegant work of architecture that fosters innovation, collaboration, and engagement and advances our client’s ability to attract, recruit, and engage the best and brightest talent.

Understanding the significant costs of recruiting, engaging, and retaining their workforces, Fortune 500 companies nationwide have engaged Pickard Chilton to support them in consolidating disparate office locations to create new work environments that have come to serve as true strategic advantages. Proportionally modest in comparison to investments in their workforce, these investments in new consolidated workplaces have been shown to yield exponential return as a result of improved employee satisfaction, efficiencies, and increased productivity, reduced attrition, and reduced absences.

When sold, commercial office buildings designed by Pickard Chilton have broken historical sales records in six US cities by an average of 23%. This sales success is combined with leases commanding among the highest rates in their markets. Most recently, the sale of 2+U in Seattle, Washington, was the largest single-property real estate transaction in the United States in 2020.

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Ample outdoor spaces designed by Pickard Chilton architects

In the largest new lease of the year, international law firm Crowell & Moring inked a 15-year, 198,877-square-foot lease to anchor half of 600 Fifth Street NW, a $300 million redevelopment of the former headquarters of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. The redevelopment is a joint venture between the Rockefeller Group and Stonebridge.

Designed by Pickard Chilton, the redevelopment will add three stories to the current property to make it an 11-story, 399,617-square-foot office building with ground-floor retail. 

Read more at Commercial Observer 

Here's how to push the next generation out of the house and back into the office with outdoor amenities, spaces that fit all work styles and connections to their surrounding communities.

The workplace is changing. However, the origins of the changes we are now seeing in workplace design and strategy are fundamental, and actually predate the pandemic. Regardless of industry, the use of the workplace to attract and retain the best talent has been driving this movement across the country and the globe for many years. For companies to compete at the highest level, they need the best and brightest employees to support their vision and goals.

Read more at Interiors and Sources 

During the COVID-19 global pandemic, buildings faced an unprecedented need for access to fresh air. We developed a solution allowing tenants to install air porches for a private outdoor experience

MILWAUKEE - Downtown Milwaukee is getting a $500 million upgrade. Northwestern Mutual is closing its office space in Franklin and redeveloping its North Office Building on E. Mason Street in downtown Milwaukee. 

Company leaders said this investment will transform the company and downtown.

Read more at Fox 6 Now 

2+U is a Class-A office tower, envisioned as a first-of-its-kind urban Village, located in one of the most strategic locations in downtown Seattle.

The design of Block IV enhances the environment, livability, and accessibility of the Takanawa Gateway City through its smooth and direct connection to the flow of the master plan. 

Prominently located on a major gateway into downtown Dallas at the southeast corner of Field Street and the Woodall Rodgers Freeway, the Field Street Tower is a 38-story next-generation office tower offering a premiere corporate address in the highest growth area of Dallas.

The exterior view of BG Group Place located in Houston, Texas.

The BG Group Place is a ten-story podium of stores and restaurants that contribute to street-level vibrancy along with a sky-garden at the 39th floor. 

The Pinnacle at Symphony Place consists of twenty-six stories, with the timeless design of classic skyscrapers, and respect for the neighborhood’s intimate scale.

24th at Camelback II is the second phase of a mixed-use development featuring sweeping horizontal reflective glass planes, powerful geometry, and meticulous architectural detailing. 


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