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Reflections on the 48th Annual NOMA Conference

Reflections on the 48th Annual NOMA Conference

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. 

Sherwin-Williams Names Key Partners for New Global Headquarters and R&D Center Project

Sherwin-Williams Names Key Partners for New Global Headquarters and R&D Center Project

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

The Eight's Design Evolves from Stakeholder Feedback

The Eight's Design Evolves from Stakeholder Feedback

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 rooftop garden to be razed for redesign, but its plants are getting out alive, with residents

Kendall rooftop garden to be razed for redesign, but its plants are getting out alive, with residents

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.

Next Generation Workplace

 
 
 
 
 
 

Next Generation Workplace

The design for a 35,000m2 multi-tenant building on a prominent site in Amsterdam incorporates three volumes arranged in a triad and lifted off the ground to create an open, permeable, and inviting ground plane accessible to the public. A central atrium space within the building serves as a hospitality-oriented urban living room, encouraging longer stays and more opportunities for interaction between people.

The atrium is alive with energy and light, trees and plants, and active with balconies, overlooks, meeting rooms, dining areas, exhibition space, flexible work areas, and places for casual interaction. The atrium is an amenity-filled ecosystem for creative collaboration and building community internally among the building occupants and externally with the public.

The exterior building composition is a series of interlocked and stepping volumes that respectfully address adjacent buildings and break down the scale.  The warm bronze tones of the exterior enclosure incorporate photovoltaic panels in a unique sawtooth pattern orienting panels toward the southern exposure and accessible outdoor green terraces.

35,000
Gross Square Meters
376,737
Gross Square Feet
BREEAM Excellent
Anticipated

300 Colorado

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

300 Colorado

Building on Cousin’s rich legacy of developing premier properties in downtown Austin, 300 Colorado represents its next-generation office tower. Sited on a prominent downtown block, the 32-story, 432-foot tower comprises 17 floors of Class A office space atop a 13-story parking podium with one floor of amenity space and a two-story restaurant. In one of the largest leases ever in downtown Austin, Parsley Energy has pre-leased most of the building.

As Pickard Chilton’s first building in Austin, 300 Colorado complements the urban fabric of the Warehouse District. The project draws from the districts’ vibrant lighting and street activity to create both a commanding presence in the Austin skyline and an articulated street front that is sensitive to the pedestrian experience and contributes to the vitality of the district. A new two-story restaurant will provide an animated face to 3rd Street with outdoor seating both at the sidewalk and above with a cantilevered second floor terrace.

Clad in a high-performance curtainwall that is articulated to be reminiscent of the dark painted steel framed windows in the district, the tower boasts floor-to-ceiling windows as well as flexible, healthful and technologically advanced work environments. 300 Colorado’s design promotes wellness and offers abundant natural light, fresh air and dramatic views of Ladybird Lake.

390,000
Gross Square Feet
36,232
Gross Square Meters
Austin Energy Green Building (AEGB) Certification
Anticipated

Boom-and-bust federal funding after 9/11 undercut hospitals’ preparedness for pandemics

Boom-and-bust federal funding after 9/11 undercut hospitals’ preparedness for pandemics

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.

Dominion Energy honors healthcare workers with 'Light It Blue’

Dominion Energy honors healthcare workers with 'Light It Blue’

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.

1180 Peachtree featured in Atlanta Light It Blue Campaign

1180 Peachtree featured in Atlanta Light It Blue Campaign

Light it Blue is a program organized to support healthcare workers around the country by lighting buildings/monuments blue in honor of their service. The group behind this program believes this is a big opportunity to say "thank you" to all of the healthcare professionals and first responders who are continuing to work and help people through this difficult health crisis. Thank you to all those fighting on the front lines against COVID-19.

The Eight

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Eight

The Eight is a next-generation Class A commercial office development in Bellevue’s downtown core that will serve as the gateway to the city center. The Eight’s premier location offers unparalleled connectivity with pedestrian access to both the new light rail station and Bellevue transit center as well as direct freeway access. The site is in close proximity to downtown’s hotels, restaurants and entertainment venues as well as The Bellevue Collection, the region’s major retail destination.

The Eight comprises approximately 500,000 square feet of office space as well as five levels of below-grade parking for tenants. Clad in a high-performance façade, the 25-story tower offers highly efficient floorplates of approximately 23,000 gsf each.

The tower’s massing is articulated with exposed structure and balconies which are interwoven with greenery to knit the building together. Building upon the team’s recent success of 2+U in Seattle, the development will create a wholly unique, activated space dubbed the Living Room. It has been envisioned as a “third place” public amenity for gathering, working, and socialization directly connected to local retail. It is intended that this vitality and connectivity will carry through the entire tower.

Designed to enhance and engage the neighborhood and broader community, it is anticipated that The Eight‘s architecture will raise the design aesthetic in Bellevue, creating a project with a strong visual impact and a compelling design distinguishing it within Bellevue’s burgeoning skyline.

LEED-CS Platinum
Anticipated
800,000
Gross Square Feet
74,320
Gross Square Meters

Q&A: Architect Jon Pickard on how Houston could be better

Q&A: Architect Jon Pickard on how Houston could be better

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.

Starchitect Jon Pickard On Over-Designing, The Best New Trend And Life-Changing Projects

Starchitect Jon Pickard On Over-Designing, The Best New Trend And Life-Changing Projects

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 Designs Innovative T3 RiNo Project in Denver, Colo. for McCaffery, Hines and Ivanhoé Cambridge

Pickard Chilton Designs Innovative T3 RiNo Project in Denver, Colo. for McCaffery, Hines and Ivanhoé Cambridge

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 Tokyo Railway Station to Kick Off $5 Billion Development

New Tokyo Railway Station to Kick Off $5 Billion Development

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.

Jon Pickard joins Atif Qadir for Michael Graves Live Podcast

Jon Pickard joins Atif Qadir for Michael Graves Live Podcast

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.

Details:
Mon, January 13, 2020
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM EST

Location:
The Warehouse
44 Patton Ave
Princeton, New Jersey 08540

T3 RiNo

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T3 RiNo

T3 RiNo is six-story heavy timber office building featuring numerous open terraces, a variety of amenity spaces and three levels of below-grade parking. Ideally centered in the heart of the RiNo neighborhood, T3 RiNo’s location offers immediate connectivity and accessibility. The project offers prime opportunities for retailers, tenants, and community residents alike.

Office floors offer panoramic views of the Denver skyline and the Rocky Mountains while outdoor terraces thoughtfully breakdown the building’s mass to provide tenants with multiple private outdoor experiences. Coalescing natural light and sculpture, the design emphasizes occupants’ connection to nature through both form and materiality.

Office levels provide a variety of collaborative work environments and flexible outlets beyond tenants’ desks. A blend of indoor and outdoor spaces enhance and activate the ground floor experience by combining lifestyle with social productivity. Restaurants and cafés, along with retailers, fitness and bike facilities, and a collaborative work lounge, unite to create a dynamic destination for both the tenants and area residents.

383,000
Gross Square Feet
LEED-NC Gold
Anticipated

Office Building of the Future

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Office Building of the Future

The Vision

For millennia, humans have continually sought to present and define their visions for the future world.  One of its most striking and imaginative aspects is the portrayal of the built environment in its many varied forms. 

This proposal for the Office Building of the Future (OBF) offers the next step.  While the design is grounded in the pragmatic realities of the most accurate and latest building science data available, it is nearly limitless in its potential configurations and bound only by imagination.

PRINCIPLES

Comfort in the Shadows

Media Centre building, Neutelings-Riedijk- Hilversum, NL
Media Centre building, Neutelings-Riedijk- Hilversum, NL
WoZoCo's Aparments, MVDRV - Amsterdam, NL
Pythonbrug, West 8 - Amsterdam, NL
Offices La Defence, UN Studio (Ben van Berkel, Caroline 8os)- AImere, NL
Paleiskwartier Armada, Tony McGuirk- Hertogenbosch, NL
Delft Library, Mecanoo- Delft, NL
Minneart Building, Neutelings Riedijk Architecten - Utrecht, NL
Celestial Vault, James Turrell - Den Haag, NL

Comfort in the Shadows

 

Rodney Nelson, recipient of the inaugural Pickard Chilton Traveling Fellowship, completed his travels through the Netherlands. He visited several cities to explore exemplar projects that use creative architectural strategies and elements to enhance the human experience through increased daylight. Nelson’s study also included a comparison of these contemporary spaces to more traditional spaces.

The Architecture of Arrival

King's Cross Railway Station, ARUP - London, England
St. Pancras International, William Henry Barlow - London, England
Crossrail Place Canary Wharf, Foster + Partners - London, England
Liège-Guillemins, Santiago Calatrava - Liège, Belgium
Rotterdam Central Station, Benthem Crouwel Architects - Rotterdam, Netherlands
The Hague Central Station, Benthem Crouwel Architects - The Hague, Netherlands
Delft City Hall and Train Station, Mecanoo - Delft, Netherlands
Utrect Central Station, Benthem Crouwel Architects - Utrecht, Netherlands

The Architecture of Arrival

Andrew Gorzkowski AIA, LEED GA, Fitwel AMB, recipient of the 2019 Pickard Chilton Traveling Fellowship, recently completed his travels to the United Kingdom, Belgium, and the Netherlands. In support of his thesis, Gorzkowski explored and analyzed a number of train stations and transportation hubs, as well as the public realms associated with each.

Uber Sky Tower

Uber Sky Tower

For an invited competition, the A/E team collaborated on a concept for a mega-capacity skyport,
part of the client’s vision for a next-generation urban transportation network utilizing electric
vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. The brief requested a design to facilitate at least
1000 landings and 1000 takeoffs per hour on a 3-acre site, while following the FAA’s guidelines
for heliport design or noting liberties taken.

Pickard Chilton's Adrienne Nelson Named ENR New England Top Young Professional

Pickard Chilton's Adrienne Nelson Named ENR New England Top Young Professional

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.

Three Pickard Chilton Architects Selected for AIA Leadership Academy’s Inaugural Class

Three Pickard Chilton Architects Selected for AIA Leadership Academy’s Inaugural Class

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-Designed 1144 Fifteenth Ranks Fifth on Emporis 2018 Top Ten Skyscrapers List

Pickard Chilton-Designed 1144 Fifteenth Ranks Fifth on Emporis 2018 Top Ten Skyscrapers List

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-designed 609 Main at Texas in Houston Receives Connecticut Green Building Council Award

Pickard Chilton-designed 609 Main at Texas in Houston Receives Connecticut Green Building Council Award

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).

Pickard Chilton's Northwestern Mutual project in Milwaukee earns honors

Pickard Chilton's Northwestern Mutual project in Milwaukee earns honors

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.

The American Architecture Awards recognize the best new architecture designed and constructed by American architects and international architects with offices in the United States. Winners were announced by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies earlier this month and will be honored in October at a reception in Miami.

Associate Andrew Swartzell presents Fast Forward: Urban Air Mobility

Associate Andrew Swartzell presents Fast Forward: Urban Air Mobility

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’s Design for Avocet Tower in Bethesda, Md. for Stonebridge Under Construction

Pickard Chilton’s Design for Avocet Tower in Bethesda, Md. for Stonebridge Under Construction

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.

Nyberg: Pickard Chilton

Nyberg: Pickard Chilton

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.

Google HQ Design Takes Shape Above Chapel St.

Google HQ Design Takes Shape Above Chapel St.

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 Completes Master Plan and Tower Design for Global Gateway Shinagawa Development in Tokyo, Japan

Pickard Chilton Completes Master Plan and Tower Design for Global Gateway Shinagawa Development in Tokyo, Japan

 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.

Pickard Chilton Partners with Arup to Deliver New Uber Air Skyport Concept for Melbourne

Pickard Chilton Partners with Arup to Deliver New Uber Air Skyport Concept for Melbourne

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.

Uber Sky Loft

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Uber Sky Loft

For the Uber Elevate Summit 2019, Pickard Chilton and Arup were again engaged to design a concept for a Skyport Mobility Hub for 2023, the Uber Sky Loft, and had the privilege of being the only team designated by Uber to design a Skyport for their first international launch market in Melbourne, Australia. The proposed initial network includes the retrofit of an existing parking structure and the design of a bespoke greenfield solution.

The Sky Loft’s design creates a compelling and seamless user experience while delivering an elegant and high-performance building. The Sky Loft is distinguished by its extensive use of a highly sustainable mass timber structure - easily sourced, renewable and manufactured off-site – to offset tons of carbon while featuring the beauty of natural wood. The design was driven by our team’s common aspirations to deliver a structure that positively contributes to the built environment while stewarding the natural environment.

Sky Loft program areas include a Skyport Lounge, Uber Greenlight Hub, an operations facility for JUMP bike and scooter sharing, and retail.  On-site transit options include Uber ride sharing, JUMP bike and scooter rental, and Uber Air service; additionally, the Sky Loft is located a short walk from other public transit options.

40,000
Gross Square Feet
3,700
Gross Square Meters

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