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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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The vibrant architectural structure of Norfolk Southern Headquarters in Midtown Atlanta unified by a five-story campus-style hub.

“These next generation, post-Covid workspaces offer more free-flowing environments that blur the line between work and private life,” says Jon Pickard FAIA, RIBA, the Principal of Pickard Chilton, “With many professionals still working remotely, the new workplace has become a place critical for collegial collaboration, face-to-face encounters, knowledge-sharing and team-building.”

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The vibrant architectural structure of Norfolk Southern Headquarters in Midtown Atlanta unified by a five-story campus-style hub.

Transportation company Norfolk Southern Corporation traces its history back to 1827. But today it’s firmly rooted in the 21st century. Its subsidiary, Norfolk Southern Railway Company, which oversees 19,000 miles of train tracks across 22 states, relies on technology to ensure safety, move goods efficiently, and reduce fuel emissions. But to be innovative and nimble—and attract top coders and engineers—NS needed to consolidate into a state-of-the-art headquarters. For decades, the corporation was based in Norfolk, Virginia, but its operations and technology teams were in Atlanta. In 2018, NS decided to bring everyone together, and HOK won the bid for the interiors of a new 750,000-square-foot complex in Midtown Atlanta’s Tech Square

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The AIA Connecticut Women in Architecture Award honors registered and practicing female architects in Connecticut who demonstrate design excellence, promote equitable & sustainable practice, and are affecting change in the profession.

Congratulations to the 2022 Women in Architecture Awardees!
Nancy Clayton, AIA

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“Changes over the next decade will be physical, health, and cultural changes: access to daylight and ventilation, hoteling workspaces, video and content creation studios, chef dining experiences, variety of conference and huddle rooms, which leads to greater well-being, reduced health costs, reduced attrition, absenteeism and presentism,” said Jon Pickard, co-founder and principal of architecture firm Pickard Chilton.

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The design proposal for Avocet Tower, a transit-oriented development project designed with an enhanced shading system.

Located in Bethesda, Maryland, Avocet Tower, despite being a transit-oriented space is already promising to have a lasting impact on the city’s new business landscape. With building elements like AI-powered smart glass and a Dedicated Outside Air System (DOAS), the mixed-use office-hotel hybrid combines bold architectural compositions from Pickard Chilton with high-tech finishes, putting occupant wellbeing at the forefront of its timeless and elegant design.

Read more at Design Well