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  • 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.

  • River Point

    In the spirit of Millennium Park, and Chicago’s current arts-based renaissance, River Point presents a shimmering, curved façade at the confluence the Chicago River and its North Branch in Chicago’s downtown.

  • Global Gateway Shinagawa

    Pickard Chilton recently completed the master plan and concept design for the Global Gateway Shinagawa, the redevelopment of the northern portion of Tokyo’s Shinagawa Station. Phase 1 of the development was recently reviewed by the Council on National Strategic Special Zones and certified by Prime Minister Shinzō Abe. Initial phases are expected to be completed by 2024.

    Envisioned as a new global hub connecting Tokyo to the world, the Global Gateway Shinagawa has been designed as a next-generation urban environment that symbolizes Japan's openness and is a catalyst for innovative, international companies to create new businesses and cultures. The key design concepts for the development include:

    • Organize buildings along the 1.6 km/1.0 mile-long site as an “archipelago” of diverse uses and unique public spaces;
    • Interconnect the buildings with a richly-landscaped pedestrian promenade that flows with a series of public parks and plazas;
    • Create a cohesive architectural identity for buildings within the development; and,
    • Respectfully integrate the Takanawa Gateway Station by Kengo Kuma & Associates.

    In addition to leading the Design Code and Master Plan for Global Gateway Shinagawa, Pickard Chilton is designing Block IV within the development. Within two 30-story towers connected by a seven-story podium, the mixed-use complex comprises over 460,000 m2/4.9 million gsf and will include offices, a five-star hotel, conference spaces, and retail.

    Images above are conceptual and subject to change.

  • Plieninger Straße 140 Development

    After an invited international competition, the Pickard Chilton-led team was selected to master plan and design an urban development at Plieninger Straße 140 in Stuttgart. The objective was to envision a sustainable, high-quality and future-oriented urban development that maximizes landscape open space while integrating the broader urban context. The resulting three-phase master plan yields a development with 125,000 m2 of above-ground gross floor area across six high-performance buildings.

    Responding to the design brief’s guiding principles, the concept, entitled “Die Fuge” (“The Seam”), is a sweeping public space that defines the center of the master plan. Concentrating building density to the east and west of the site, Die Fuge’s curving form creates an inviting new public realm while meeting the project’s environmental goals. The buildings respond to the site’s topography with a series of occupiable green roof terraces with integrated photovoltaic panels.

    Flexible and modular H-shaped office buildings create exterior courtyards for drop-offs and access to bicycle storage and amenities. Inherent flexibility in planning supports long-term building resiliency and responsiveness to market conditions.

  • Northwestern Mutual Headquarters

    The Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons create a high-performance urban campus that engages employees and the city of Milwaukee, while embodying Northwestern Mutual’s longstanding values.

  • CalPERS Headquarters Complex

    The new California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) Headquarters Complex is a mixed-use development integrating 550,000 square feet of commercial office space, 25,000 square feet of retail space, 180,000 square feet of housing and below-grade parking for 1,000 cars.

  • Devon Energy Center

    Devon’s new world headquarters serves as a focal point for the company and for Oklahoma City.

  • 2+U

    2+U is a Class-A office tower featuring an active ground floor experience comprised of unique and accessible retail shops, restaurants and public spaces.

  • 609 Main

    609 Main is a 48-story Class-A next generation office tower that offers a signature presence in the Houston skyline and contributes to the vitality of the Central Business District.

  • Avocet Tower

    Centrally located at 7373 Wisconsin Avenue, Avocet Tower is a new mixed-use, transit-oriented development comprising nearly 400,000 gsf of Class-A office space, a 220-key hotel, and above- and below-grade parking. One of Downtown Bethesda’s most anticipated developments, the trophy office and hotel project capitalizes on the new Sector Plan, including the right to develop up to 250 feet in height, to create a timeless and elegant design that will transform the Bethesda skyline while enhancing this prominent urban site.

  • Canal Place

    Dominion Energy’s new office development comprises the phased development of two office towers, 600 & 700 Canal Place, on adjacent blocks in downtown Richmond.

  • Minnesota Senate Building

    Sited directly northwest of Cass Gilbert’s historic 1905 State Capitol Building, the new Minnesota Senate Building has been designed to respond to Majority Leader Senator Bakks’ vision for “a landmark in its own right, architecturally distinctive and worthy of the twenty-first century.” Its design purposefully facilitates greater interaction and communication with the citizens of Minnesota.

  • 300 North LaSalle

    300 North LaSalle pays homage to Chicago’s tradition of famous, early skyscrapers with richly articulated facades.

  • Remscheid Designer Outlet Centre

    Located in Remscheid's charming historic borough of Lennep, the designer outlet centre will offer premium retail, dining and community space. The open air, low rise development will be within walking distance of the town center and respond respectfully to its surrounding historic urban fabric.

  • Eighth Avenue Place

    Eighth Avenue Place, Canada’s first and North America’s second LEED-CS Platinum high-rise, covers nearly an entire city block in downtown Calgary, a growing and increasingly cosmopolitan city.

  • World Health Organization (WHO) Headquarters Building Extension

    In response to an open international competition to design an extension to WHO’s Headquarters in Geneva, Pickard Chilton undertook an internal exploration and charrette to generate multiple potential solutions with a single scheme selected by peer consensus further develop for the anonymous submission.

  • 1180 Peachtree

    Rising forty-one floors to a height of over 645 feet, 1180 Peachtree is Atlanta’s tallest skyscraper in fourteen years.

  • 1900 Crystal Drive

    Designed as a benchmark for future developments in greater Arlington, 1900 Crystal Drive respects and continues Vornado Charles E. Smith’s tradition of innovative and inspiring properties in the metropolitan Washington D.C. market.

  • OLC Integrated Development

    Located within Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC), the OLC Integrated Development is a phased mixed-use project of two cylindrical office towers of 30- and 48-stories rising from a grand public plaza. The canopied three-story podium maximizes frontage on KLCC Park and comprises retail, parking and service components. The development preserves and frames commanding views of KLCC Park and the Petronas Towers.

  • Torre Z

    Located in Brazil’s economic and urban heart--the Morumbi district of São Paulo--this LEED-certified mixed-use development brings much needed, Class-A office space to South America’s largest city.

  • Rosslyn Plaza

    For a uniquely prominent 5.8 acre site overlooking the Potomac River, Georgetown, and the National Mall, the Rosslyn Plaza master plan envisions the development of a mixed-use complex comprising three new office towers and two residential towers.

  • 900 New York Avenue

    900 New York Avenue NW has been designed to redefine office building standards for 21st century Washington, DC. Rich natural materials clad the building and grace the interior.

  • Boathouse

    Designed for a public park along the Chicago River, the community Boathouse accommodates kayaks, canoes, and rowing shells.

  • California Green

    California Green, a proposed phased, campus-style office development, lies within a larger development that includes offices, shops, and a hotel.

  • California Resource Agency Headquarters

    Sited on the Sacramento River, the new California Resources Agency will offer commanding views of the river valley and downtown Sacramento.

  • Reagan National Airport

    The North Terminal of National Airport—now familiar to millions of visitors to, and natives of, the national capital area—evokes the grace of flight itself; its cascading roof vaults the color of the sky.

  • Petronas Towers

    The twin 88-story Petronas Headquarters Towers were recognized in 1996 as the tallest buildings in the world, and have since become the global symbol for Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia.