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Institutional + Civic Architecture

Pickard Chilton strives to create welcoming and meaningful public spaces. Striking a sensitive balance between functionality and inspiration, we breathe life into civic and institutional architecture while still fulfilling the specific needs and ambitions of each project and community.

Barack H. Obama Magnet University school, the three-story brick-clad building New Haven, Connecticut.

The Barack H. Obama Magnet University School serves SCSU’s School of Education as a “laboratory school” for students preparing to be teachers. 

Design proposal for the World Health Organization (WHO) Headquarters Building Extension.

The W.H.O. Headquarters Building Extension enhances the campus with its linear form, parallel siting and expressive structure. 

The five storey Minnesota Senate Building with glass facades located in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Sited directly northwest of Cass Gilbert’s historic 1905 State Capitol Building, the Minnesota Senate Building has been designed to purposefully facilitate greater interaction and communication with the citizens of Minnesota.

Sited on the Sacramento River, the new California Resources Agency will offer commanding views of the river valley and downtown Sacramento.

The exterior view of a lighted CalPERS Headquarters Complex that incorporates sunshades, light shelves, and greenery.

The CalPERS Headquarters Complex is a mixed-use development integrating commercial office space, retail space, and below-grade parking.

The Freeman Building for the Minnesota Departments of Agriculture and Health reflects both the timeless beauty of Minnesota’s agricultural landscape and the surrounding architecture of the Capitol District.

Design proposal for the Case Library and Center for Information Technology located in Hamilton, New York.

The Case Library wraps the existing facility with new construction and renovates the old interior using best-in-class standards for library and information technology.

Exterior view of headquarters for the United States Environmental Protection Agency with carefully-crafted brick and cast stone.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency Headquarters called for a design that showcased cutting-edge sustainability practices, while honoring the urban guidelines that govern the district.

We are passionate about our clients, our work, and the positive impact of every building we design. If you have a difficult design challenge, contact us to create a solution that realizes your vision.