Diversity and equity are deeply rooted in the ethos of Pickard Chilton. For the growth and benefit of our employees and the greater profession, our studio supports individuals interested and actively involved in the nationwide movement. Four studio members, Brigid Abraham, Deep Chaniara, Zainab Hanzakian, and Michael Hensley, were sponsored to attend the 48th Annual NOMA National Conference, “Spatial Shifts: Reclaiming Our Cities,” which took place virtually on October 14th -18th.
The Sherwin-Williams Company is pleased to announce the key external partners it has selected to build its new global headquarters in downtown Cleveland and its new R&D center in the Cleveland suburb of Brecksville. The Company previously announced its plans for the project on February 6, 2020.
The key project partners include:
- Pickard Chilton Architects, Inc. – Design architect for the global headquarters
- HGA Architects and Engineers, LLC (HGA) – Base building architect for the global headquarters; Design, base building and interior architect for the R&D Center
- Vocon Partners, LLC – Interior architect for the global headquarters
- Welty Gilbane, a Joint Venture – Construction manager
- Mark G. Anderson Consultants, Inc. (MGAC) – Project manager, project controls and owner's representative
- CBRE Inc. – Real estate and economic development advisor
- Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP – Legal and economic development counsel
- Hanson Bridgett LLP – Legal counsel
- inSITE Advisory Group – Economic development advisor
A massive new office tower along McKinney Avenue in Uptown Dallas is a step closer to becoming a reality.
Plans for one of Uptown Dallas’ tallest new towers are moving ahead with a key approval. Trammell Crow Co. plans to build the 27-story high-rise on McKinney Avenue at Maple Avenue, next door to the Crescent.
Akamai Technologies, the intelligent edge platform for securing and delivering digital experiences, recently opened its new global headquarters for its 1,800 employees.
Avocet is a distinguished pioneer in the market, introducing state-of-the-art technology such as View Smart Windows, Destination Dispatch elevators and a DOAS HVAC system. In addition, Avocet Tower will boast best-in-class amenities focused on offering light, airy views, and outdoor options to its tenants.
Will students return to classrooms this fall? At the time of writing this in mid-July, that question hung heavily in the air, as school districts and universities across the country grappled with how best to serve their students in the new school year amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Associate Adrienne Nelson weighs in on the conversation as one of this year’s ENR Tope 20 Under 40.
What happens when we add vertical and three-dimensional travel to the speed of our urban experience? Pickard Chilton and Arup have collaborated on the concept design for a Mega-Skyport – Uber’s vision for a next-generation urban aviation transport system.
Pickard Chilton, a New Haven-based architecture studio, has been picked to design a large-scale mixed-use office project in Bellevue, Wash.
Pickard Chilton is finalizing the designs for Skanska’s newest office skyscraper, The Eight.
The Connecticut-based architect is preparing a design review for the 800,000 s/f mixed use office tower at 10060 NE 8th Street. Completion is anticipated in 2023.
The Eight is located near major Bellevue employers in the downtown core including Microsoft’s campus, Amazon, Salesforce, Paccar, Symetra and Concur, and a short walk from the new light rail station opening in 2023.
Skanska purchased the land at the intersection of NE 8th St. and 108th Ave. NE for The Eight in July 2018. And now, the team is finalizing the design for final administrative design review and approval, securing the necessary permits and entitlements, and then shift focus to construction in the next couple of months.
Kendall Square’s rooftop garden is getting redone as part of a larger project at 325 Main St., but the garden’s plants won’t suffer – many are being taken away Thursday by residents to be cared for at home, according to the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority.
Days after 9/11, Congress awarded Washington Hospital Center millions of dollars to design a new emergency department that would treat mass casualties from a terrorist attack or infectious disease and serve as a model for hospitals across the country.
Architects crafted plans for an eight-story, spacecraft-shaped, blast-proof emergency department they called “ER One.” Experts drew up a 1,000-page report on best practices for emergency operations, and the project secured an initial investment of about $30 million in federal and district funding.
You might have noticed the Dominion Energy headquarters building shining bright blue! Dominion Energy was honoring healthcare workers that are working on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic. “We 'Light It Blue' to thank those fighting on the front lines against the coronavirus. You’ve reminded us all about what it means to be a hero,” Dominion Energy says.
The Eight is a modern tower for an inspired Bellevue. Another big idea by Skanska, The Eight creates a welcoming public space in the heart of downtown Bellevue for tenants and talent alike.
Light it Blue is a program organized to support healthcare workers around the country by lighting buildings/monuments blue in honor of their service.
Over the years, Denver’s skyline has seen its fair share of changes. But Thursday night, something new appeared: a bright pink heart, visible from miles away.
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, disrupting daily life and causing major economic damage, design leaders are pivoting to focus on how building design can combat infectious diseases and improve public health outcomes.
Pickard Chilton is committed to ensuring the health and safety of our clients, team, and communities during the COVID-19 health crisis. Following the recommendations of our mayor and governor, we have begun to work remotely and will be conducting business virtually until further notice.
Cesar Pelli protegé (he worked on the world’s then-tallest building, Kuala Lumpur’s Petronas Tower), co-founded Pickard Chilton with William Chilton in 1997. The pair have practiced as design architects internationally, including large, complex and high-performance buildings for Fortune 500 clients.
Construction has begun on Hewlett Packard Enterprise's (NYSE: HPE) new campus in Springwoods Village north of Houston, according to a Feb. 12 press release.
As the nation's fourth-largest city and one of its most diverse, Houston should be better.
So says architect Jon Pickard, principal of New Haven, Conn.-based Pickard Chilton, who comes to Houston and clamors for a vibrant street life, more parks like Discovery Green and an overall energy he gets from such cities as Chicago, Seattle and Denver.
Prominent architect Jon Pickard to speak February 28 in the first installment of the 2020 Fazlur R. Khan Distinguished Lecture Series
Tunnels have been a mainstay of Downtown Houston for decades, and each new office tower has made sure to plug in to its lifeline.
But Jon Pickard, the world-renowned designer behind many of Houston's most iconic office properties, thinks it is time to let the tunnels die.
As in every industry, there are fads. In architecture, evidence of past fads are notoriously visible, as they can literally dominate the skyline of a city. Pickard believes right now there is a tendency to over-design, where architects are trying to incorporate too many elements in a single space.
Pickard Chilton, an award-winning architecture studio best known for its innovative and cutting-edge design of corporate headquarters and campuses, has been selected by McCaffery, Hines and Ivanhoé Cambridge to design T3 RiNo, a new Class-A, mixed-use office project in Denver, Colorado’s RiNo (River North) neighborhood.
New Haven, Conn., architectural firm Pickard Chilton designed the master plan for the development, called Global Gateway Shinagawa, which sits on a former train yard that stretches a full mile north to south.
Seven buildings will be lined up on the long and narrow site like islands of the Japanese archipelago, says designer William Chilton. Construction is set to begin soon after the Tokyo Olympics in July and August, with partial opening scheduled for 2024.
An interview hosted inside the former home of Michael Graves known as The Warehouse. Friend and interviewer, Atif Qadir, will have a lively conversation with Jon Pickard of the architecture studio Pickard Chilton.
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Adrienne Nelson, AIA, LEED GA, an associate at Pickard Chilton, has been named one of ENR New England’s 2020 Top Young Professionals. The annual award recognizes the best and brightest emerging design and construction leaders from across the New England region, which includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Ms. Nelson is one of 10 professionals under 40 who received the honor this year and is among those who, in just a few short years, have built extraordinary industry portfolios, also donating significant amounts of time and expertise to serve their communities.
Pickard Chilton, an award-winning architecture studio best known for its innovative and sophisticated design of high-performance corporate headquarters and campuses, announces that three of its architects – Senior Associate Michael Hensley AIA, RIBA, LEED AP, BD+C, WELL AP and Associates Adrienne Nelson AIA, LEED Green Associate and Stephen Harris AIA – have been invited to join the AIA (American Institute of Architects) Leadership Academy for its 2020-2022 inaugural class.
Pickard Chilton, an award-winning architecture studio best known for its innovative and cutting-edge design of corporate headquarters and campuses, announces that 1144 Fifteenth, a 40-story, 1.2 million gsf office tower in Colorado that the firm designed for Hines, has been ranked fifth on Emporis 2018 Top Ten Skyscrapers List.
Pickard Chilton, an award-winning architecture studio best known for its innovative and sophisticated design of high-performance corporate headquarters and campuses, announced that 609 Main at Texas, a 48-story, 1.85 million gsf, LEED Platinum certified office tower in Houston’s Central Business District, has received the Out-of-State Award of Merit from the Connecticut Green Building Council (CTGBC).
Architecture firm Pickard Chilton was honored with two American Architecture Awards for its design of Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and the ATCO corporate campus in Calgary, Alberta.
Urban Air Mobility is poised to lift urban transportation into the third dimension in the very near future. Learn more about Uber's Elevate initiative, how aerial ridesharing could complement existing infrastructure, and how the Skyport architecture of the future may look and function.
Pickard Chilton, an award-winning architecture studio best known for its innovative and sophisticated design of high-performance corporate headquarters and campuses, announced that construction has started on their design for Avocet Tower, a 530,000 gsf, 250-foot mixed-use development for Stonebridge comprising a hotel and office tower at 7373 Wisconsin Avenue in the Central Business District of Bethesda, Maryland.
What do a luxury hotel in Abu Dhabi, the Exxon Mobil Global Campus in Houston, the Wells Fargo Headquarters in Des Moines, and the Uber Sky Tower have in common?
They were all designed by the international architectural firm, Pickard Chilton. The prolific company has designed projects all over the world, including such buildings as Google’s new headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Norfolk Southern’s new headquarters in Atlanta, and the Global Gateway Shinagawa in Tokyo. On Nyberg, the three firm principals, all originally from the Midwest, talked about the firm’s roots, their projects through the years, and what the future may hold.
The firm’s first project in Connecticut, the Barack H. Obama Magnet University School in New Haven, will open later this year.
Markese announced his role as a designer of the new Google campus in early June. The building, located at Cambridge’s Kendall Square, will be 16n stories and will contain 417,000 square feet of office space. The project involves demolishing a building at 325 Main St., constructing a new tower in its place, and connecting the new structure to a next-door building Google currently occupies at 355 Main St.
Pickard Chilton, an award-winning architecture studio best known for its innovative and cutting-edge design of corporate headquarters and high-rise towers, announced that it has completed, in collaboration with Kengo Kuma & Associates, the master plan for Global Gateway Shinagawa, a transformative redevelopment of the northern portion of Tokyo's Shinagawa Station and railyard.
A design concept for a new Uber Air Skyport imagined by Pickard Chilton,an award-winning architecture studio best known for its innovative and cutting-edge design of corporate headquarters and campuses, and Arup, a global design and consulting firm, was showcased at Uber’s 3rd Elevate Summit on June 12in Washington, D.C., where Uber revealed new designs for its future Skyports.
Pickard Chilton, an award-winning architecture studio best known for its innovative and cutting-edge design of corporate headquarters and campuses, has been selected by developer Boston Properties (NYSE: BXP) to design a 16-story, 417,000 gsf office tower at 325 Main Street in Cambridge, Mass.
Currently exhibiting at the BSA Space, Balancing Act: Urbanism & Emerging Technologies provides a thoughtful lens to examine the current conditions of our urban environments and the future of emerging technologies in the design and development of cities around the world. The exhibit features a model of Pickard Chilton's Uber Sky Tower and will be open from May 17th through September 29th.
Please join us for a studio tour hosted by the Emerging Professionals Committee of AIA Connecticut on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm.
Pickard Chilton, an award-winning architecture studio best known for its innovative and cutting-edge design of corporate headquarters and campuses, announced that it was selected by global real estate firm Hines to master plan and design an urban development at Plieninger Straße 140 in Stuttgart, Germany.
Pickard Chilton, an award-winning architecture studio best known for its innovative and cutting-edge design of corporate headquarters and campuses, has been engaged by Cousins Properties to design the new Atlanta, Georgia headquarters for Norfolk Southern, one of the largest railways in the Eastern United States. The railroad is relocating its headquarters from Norfolk, Virginia to a 1-million gsf office tower at 650 West Peachtree Street in Atlanta’s Technology Square district.
Construction is underway on a landmark urban mixed-use project in the iconic Chuo Ward district of Tokyo, Japan.
Norfolk Southern (NYSE: NSC), joined by Georgia state and city leaders, today held a groundbreaking ceremony to launch construction of its new corporate headquarters building in Atlanta.
American firm Pickard Chilton’s first project in Japan, modern design is incorporated into the site by reading its history
The construction of the Y2 project has started in December 2018. As a member of the landowner committee Mitsui Fudosan is involved this project, the start of the three major large redevelopment projects in front of Tokyo station. The site area is approximately 13,500sqm and TFA is approximately 290,000sqm. The completion is scheduled to be 2022.
Associate Rachel Howlett AIA, WELL AP, recipient of the 2018 Pickard Chilton Traveling Fellowship, recently completed her travels to Sweden and Finland. In support of her thesis, she examined human-scaled spaces, functionality and details of 20th Century Nordic architecture and design as well as their potential applicability to her own daily work.
At a recent event that included a traditional Japanese purification ceremony, ground broke on the Pickard Chilton-designed Y2 Project, a mixed-use development in Tokyo. The 3.3 million-square-foot, state-of-the-art high-rise marks the architectural firm’s first commission in Japan.
Cousins Properties Inc. yesterday unveiled the first detailed look at the 1-million-square-foot Midtown headquarters it will develop for Norfolk Southern Corp.
Pickard Chilton, an award-winning architecture studio best known for its innovative and cutting-edge design of corporate headquarters and campuses, announces the promotion of eight of its talented architects and designers.
Following the announcement last week that McCaffery, Hines and Ivanhoé Cambridge purchased a 1.1-acre land parcel at 3500 Blake Street in Denver’s RiNo, the partnership has unveiled their plans for development.
Principal Jon Pickard responds to the question: "How do you envision the multi-family property of tomorrow in terms of design and amenities?"
Pickard Chilton is pleased to announce that Rich Mullowney has joined the studio as Director of Finance and Administration.
Skanska USA Commercial Development yesterday celebrated topping out for 2+U in downtown Seattle. The project takes up most of the block bounded by First and Second avenues and University and Seneca streets.
Pickard Chilton has been recognized by AIA New England as a 2018 AIA New England Emerging Professional Friendly Firm. Sponsored by New England’s Young Architect Regional Director and Regional Associates Director, the Emerging Professional Friendly Firm award recognizes firms that display outstanding commitment to the development of emerging professionals within their staff.
Pickard Chilton, an award-winning architecture studio best known for its innovative and cutting-edge design of corporate headquarters and campuses, announced that three of its projects have been honored with 2018 AIA Connecticut Design Awa
River Point, a 52-story corporate office tower and 1.5-acre, terraced public park at 444 West Lake Street in Chicago, Illinois, has received the Out-of-State Award of Merit from the Connecticut Green Building Council (CTGBC).
Americas Property Award for Commercial High-Rise Architecture. The three office towers, all developed by Hines, include River Point in Chicago, Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons in Milwaukee and 609 Main at Texas in Houston.
Pickard Chilton, an award-winning architecture studio best known for its innovative and cutting-edge design of corporate headquarters and campuses, announced that Nancy B. Clayton, AIA, LEED GA, a Senior Associate at the firm, has joined the board of directors of the Connecticut Architecture Foundation (CAF).
Pickard Chilton, an award-winning international architectural practice, was recently honored with an American Architecture Award for its design of River Point, a 52-story office tower in Chicago.
Architects have begun designing a new breed of corporate campus, featuring buildings that by design open their doors to engage the cities around them. They're creating a greater sense of community between the city and the corporation, spurring nearby economic development and boosting employee retention and pride.
Fueling this novel approach to corporate headquarters design is the quest for talent, said Jon Pickard, principal of New Haven, Ct.-based architectural firm Pickard Chilton, which has recently designed the corporate headquarters campuses for Northwestern Mutual in Milwaukee, Wisc.; Dominion Energy in Richmond, Va.; ExxonMobil in Houston, Tex.; and Devon Energy in Oklahoma City, Okla.
Project Architect Mohamad Hafez AIA is the recipient of a 2018 Connecticut Arts Hero Award for his extensive and continuous body of work on issues such as the Syrian civil war, the worldwide refugee crisis, and an overall desire to counter hate speech.
Near the water in downtown Seattle, there's about to be a skyscaper unlike anything the city—and, well, the world—has seen.
The nearly 50-year-old energy and logistics company unveiled its new state-of-the-art campus in the southwest Calgary community of Lincoln Park Saturday, right next to its original facility.
Stout cylindrical towers that cars can fly inside and stacked landing pods are among the proposals that architects and engineers have imagined for Uber's fleet of taxi aircrafts, as plans for UberAir push ahead for 2020 launch.
UberAIR is well on its way, with the plan to start demonstrating the technology in 2020 and start operating the flying taxi service in 2023.
After announcing in 2016 that it would take it’s ride-sharing services to the skies, uber has shown off its latest ‘flying car‘ concept. the transportation network revealed this and their latest news at its second annual elevate conference in Los Angeles.
Flying cars may be a lot closer than you think. This week, the ride share company Uber announced its plans to bring flying cars to Los Angeles and Dallas by 2020 and said it will launch an airborne service called UberAir in 2023.
Uber’s flying taxi service is one step closer to getting off the ground after the ride-sharing company unveiled its latest flying car concept at their second annual Elevate conference in Los Angeles.
If Uber is to get its “flying taxi” service off the ground, it will need dozens of launchpads and landing sites on rooftops around cities as a supportive infrastructure.
Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd., a leading global real-estate company headquartered in Tokyo, signed an agreement with Bvlgari Hotels & Resorts to open Japan’s first Bvlgari Hotel in the large-scale, mixed-use development planned for the Tokyo Station area.
Listen to Ron Klemencic's inspiring acceptance speech at the 2018 ENR Awards. Klemencic calls on firms to jointly fund and collaborate on public sector research to advance the state-of-the-art of construction across the board.
Pickard Chilton is pleased to announce Rachel Howlett AIA as the recipient of the 2018 Pickard Chilton Traveling Fellowship.
A giant “W” has sprouted along First Avenue near Seneca Street in downtown Seattle. The 85-foot-tall structure is made of large steel pipes that are the first of several columns that will support 2+U, an office complex being built by Skanska.
Principal Anthony Markese reflects on the evolution of 1144 Fifteenth and Denver's market in the Colorado Real Estate Journal.
Pickard Chilton, an award-winning architecture studio best known for its innovative and cutting-edge design of corporate headquarters and campuses, announced the completion of 1144 Fifteenth Street, a $300 million, 40-story office and retail development in Denver, Colorado.
The first new office tower in the market in nearly a decade and the tallest office skyscraper added to Denver’s skyline in 30 years, 1144 Fifteenth Street’s forward-thinking aesthetics and design represent a game changer for the city. The property features a design evocative of the surrounding Rocky Mountains. 1144 Fifteenth Street’s façade and 10-foot floor-to-ceiling windows provide abundant natural light as well as unobstructed mountain and city views.
A gleaming, faceted gem has risen in downtown Denver and its arrival has been impossible to miss. As you move around the city, its shape changes, its skin shifts from reflective to translucent, and its unique roofline transforms from mirroring the foothills to the crown of a diamond.
Three projects designed by Pickard Chilton, a highly-regarded architecture studio best known for its award-winning designs of corporate headquarters and campuses, were recognized with prestigious individual Honor Awards in the first-ever QUAD Design Award competition presented by the American Institute of Architects (AIA). QUAD, the acronym for Quality Unites Architectural Design, promotes excellence and innovation in architectural design. Pickard Chilton received three such Honor Awards for projects: Eaton Center, a corporate campus in Beachwood, Ohio; Eaton House, a global headquarters in Dublin, Ireland; and the Wellness Center, a health and fitness facility in Spring, Texas. The projects were recognized by AIA QUAD at an awards ceremony on November 9 at the QUAD conference in Albany, New York.
The 2017 Design-Build Project/Team Awards showcase design-build best practices and celebrate the achievements of owners and design-build teams in ten categories across the spectrum of horizontal and vertical construction.
The design of a contemporary office building is about much more than aesthetics; it’s about leveraging architecture to support a client’s business objectives while creating enduring long-term value.
While Manhattan landlords are only beginning to explore new functions for entrances and lobby spaces, with some adding a cafe or tenant-only lounge space, owners in other cities such as Minneapolis, Milwaukee and Oklahoma City have gone further, turning private ground-floor spaces into public gat
The skyline of this Great Lakes city is getting a makeover, led by a tower that unfurls like a magnificent curved glass sail on the Lake Michigan shoreline. Northwestern Mutual’s striking $450 million, 32-story glass-and-steel office tower, which opened in August, is helping to reshape the city.
At the invitation of noted Japanese architect, Kengo Kuma, William Chilton presented a lecture to graduate and undergraduate architecture students as well as guests, and members of AIA Japan at the University of Tokyo on the evening of 28 September. Previous lecturers include Fumihiko Maki, Peter Eisenman, and Rem Koolhaas.
Entitled Making: Place + Craft + Community, the lecture was based on the premise that architecture is fundamentally the art of making and within the design and construction continuum, architects, are making place, making craft, and, ultimately, making community.
Pickard Chilton contributes to renaissance of Turtle Creek area with 350,000 SF, Multi-Tenant Office Building that places productivity and community engagement at top of mind.
Now downtown Tampa is getting an overdue waterfront district facelift—a $3 billion mega development called “Water Street.” Tampa's skyline is set to break out, as its downtown footprint will double.
The Houston-based oil and gas arm of Melbourne-based BHP Billiton Corp. recently gave the Chronicle a tour of its new digs at 1500 Post Oak Blvd designed by Pickard Chilton.
The "Woman of Achievement" award is given annually to a candidate who has at least 15 years of experience in the industry, has demonstrably achieved excellence in her field, is dedicated to the advancement of women in the A/E/C field, and serves as a good role model.
Twenty-five extraordinary developments from around the world have been selected as finalists for ULI’s 2017 Global Awards for Excellence, recognized as one of the land use industry’s most prestigious award programs.
The Northwestern Mutual Tower sweeps around the bend at the end of Wisconsin Avenue. The arc of the building gathers momentum as it veers to the sidewalk of North Prospect Avenue. This has to be one of the most dynamic architectural encounters for the pedestrian in Milwaukee.
A rapid series of changes are set to begin next week at the future BOK Park Plaza that will begin with removal of the tower crane that was used to erect the 27-story tower.
Hines, the privately-owned real-estate investment firm with a presence in 189 cities in 20 countries, will build a 45-story tower with 600,000 square feet of Class A office space at 110 NE 10th St. in downtown Miami.
This design competition takes place each year to recognize excellence in structural engineering. River Point achieved recognition in the over $150 Million category.
Several blocks east of Pike Place Market, the 38-story 2+U is one of the buzzworthy towers rising in the downtown core.
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.
This award, sponsored by the AIA Connecticut Emerging Architects and Design Committees, recognizes and supports emerging, graduate architects who have made outstanding, innovative contributions to their practice or profession or have rendered distinguished service in the public realm. Candidates must have attained an architectural degree from an accredited architectural school, be working toward licensure in Connecticut, and be employed by a state-based AIA Connecticut firm or by an allied professional firm or institution.
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. Further augmenting the firm’s next generation of leadership, these three architects were recognized for their commitment to design excellence, dedication to client service, and mentorship. Exemplifying professionalism, technical and design expertise, and leadership, they have consistently distinguished themselves for key contributions to their projects as well as the success and growth of the studio.
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. The first meeting in the new hearing rooms was Thursday; staff offices began moving in Monday, and senators’ offices will start filling up next week.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 ExxonMobil 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.
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 ExxonMobil'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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ExxonMobil 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.
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.
Seldom do skyscrapers succeed simultaneously on the skyline and at the curbstone.
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.
Recognizing outstanding revitalization projects, Phoenix Award winners represent projects from each of the 10 U.S. EPA regions.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 divers
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 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 feet, 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 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 comp
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.
NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, has selected Pickard Chilton as a winner of the "Office Building of the Future" national design competition.
Two architecture firms located just blocks away from each other in downtown New Haven have bumped into each other on the banks of the Chicago River, where they’re building a series of bold, glassy towers that will form the next chapter in Windy City’s rich skyscraper history.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A look at four new branches of the W Hotel have opened up in Hollywood, Atlanta, and the New York Area.
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.
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.
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.
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.