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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.

Tokyo Midtown Yaesu building connected to Tokyo Station, featuring a modern glass facade and surrounded by a bustling urban landscape.

Envisioned as a human-scaled and sustainable transit-oriented development, Tokyo Midtown Yaesu is a 240-meter, mixed-use tower with a below-grade transportation hub offering direct access to Tokyo Station. 

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

The design Barack H. Obama Magnet University School captures daylight and views to create positive learning environments while embracing the landscape to engage students with nature.

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

Pickard Chilton undertook an internal exploration and charrette to generate multiple potential solutions for the W.H.O Headquarters in response to an open international competition.

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

Minnesota Senate Building is a State Capitol Building with five-stories and approximately two levels of below-grade parking across its sloped site.

The California Resource Agency Headquarters 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 California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) Headquarters Complex is a mixed-use development integrating 550,000 square feet (51,100 m2) of commercial office space, 25,000 square feet (2,325 m2) of retail space, 180,000 square feet (16,720 m2) of housing and below-grade parking for 1,000 cars.

The Orville L. Freeman Building 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 design for the Case Library wraps the existing facility with new construction and renovates the old interior using best-in-class standards introducing open, light-filled workspaces.

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

The headquarters of the United States Environmental Protection Agency is a mixed-use development of nearly three acres comprising office and public space.

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.