Associate Principal Michael Hensley will join team members from Hines and DLR Group to discuss the opportunities and challenges of building a hybrid timber office building. Its facade features a brick and wood aesthetic that fits perfectly into Denver’s post-industrial development. They will also focus on the pursuit of LEED Gold and WELL Certification, and the forward thinking opportunities of the T3 Program at large.

The Joinery celebrates the inherent strength and natural benefits of mass timber design. As the first commercially available building in Silicon Valley to feature the low-carbon structural system, its design is a series of interlocking volumes with distinctive framed moments that create a healthy and inspired balance of immersive environments. Reminiscent of the end grain of a wood beam, the accentuated bays serve as a cross-section of the Joinery’s experience where people can gather, reflect, and connect with nature.

In association with the Medical Institute and a major University, Pickard Chilton recently completed the conceptual design of a 220,000 gsf human performance medical and sports rehabilitation clinic. Envisioned as the Institute’s research, education, and patient care facility for destination sports medicine and human performance, the state-of-the-art complex provides both the institute and the university with the latest in advanced research, therapy, and medical facilities.

Envisioned as a symbol of the Medical Institute’s global brand of excellence, the iconic and highly sustainable 5-story design features wellness facilities, a healing garden, and an expansive verdant roof terrace. It also accommodates multiple training, research, and conference spaces, as well as imaging and operating rooms to serve a full range from high school to world-class athletes and the Institute’s leading-edge medical team.

Adjacent to University and their athletics facilities, the project offers connections and views to the local lake and the University’s stadium. The project includes below-grade parking for 224 cars.

Event > Panel Discussion | 12 September 2022 - 14 September 2022

Advancing Mass Timber Construction

Principal Anthony Markese and Associate Principal Michael Hensley will be presenting at the Advancing Mass Timber Construction Conference in Boston, Massachusetts.  Markese will participate in a conversation on the topic of "Discussing When to Bring in Various Partners During Design Assist to Optimize Design Decision Making." and Hensley will discuss "Exploring the Future of Mass Timber in the Construction Industry." 

The exterior design of Akamai Headquarters located in Cambridge, Massachusetts with glass framed walls.

Two Pickard Chilton projects, Akamai Technologies’ Global Headquarters in Cambridge, Mass, and the design concept for Uber Sky Loft were each recognized by AIA Connecticut’s 2022 Sustainable Architecture awards. 

Akamai’s HQ received a Merit Award in the New Construction Category, while Uber Sky Loft was honored with a Commendation for Conceptual Design with a focus on Adaptive Reuse, Embodied Carbon, & Mobility in the Conceptual or Research-Based Projects category.

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Kristina Ortiz, a fourth year student at the Syracuse University Bachelor of Architecture Program, joined our studio this summer as an intern focused on working in the model shop. She reflects on her experience: