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Project • By Landon Bone Baker ArchitectsWorkshops


ChiCAT is founded on the principles that creative endeavors can build enterprises and expand human possibility, that environments shape lives, and that everyone deserves a beautiful, respectful, safe space in which to learn. Underserved communities have little access to job training and employment opportunities, which leads to hopelessness, poverty, and disenfranchisement. ChiCAT strengthens the community by providing innovative youth art and adult vocational training in a life-affirming, supportive center. Choosing to adaptively reuse a four-story, light industrial masonry building in the Illinois Medical District on Chicago’s West Side, the design of the ChiCAT facility reasserts a guiding principle of the organization: balanc... More

Project • By CO ArchitectsHospitals

Koman Family Outpatient Pavilion

Uniting previously disparate facilities within the heart of the University of California, San Diego, Health Sciences Campus in La Jolla, CA, the Koman Family Outpatient Pavilion establishes a new model for healthcare delivery within an academic setting.  CO Architects served as both the architect and interior designer for the project, which is the culmination of an unprecedented, multi-year expansion and development phase for the campus.    The 156,000-square-foot, four-story, $140-million facility is an infill building that supports the adjacent Jacobs Medical Center.  It comprises two masses connected by a public spine: Each mass is split by three-story light wells, resulting in an overall composition of four bars me... More

Project • By Space MatrixOffices


The typewriter, the floppy disk, the pager — all these office staples were breakthrough technologies in their time. Today, you would be hard pressed to find even a single one of these items in a modern workplace.   With technology and design evolving at breakneck speed, staying relevant in an ever-changing market is no mean feat. As most companies realise, future-readiness is the key to success. Being future-ready however, is not just about the products you create — it should also be reflected in the space you work in. It is no longer enough to design workspaces for immediate requirements. One needs to anticipate future needs, plan for growth and design a comprehensive future-facing workplace strategy.   This is es... More

Project • By Design Forum InternationalOffices

Cyberwalk, Manesar

Cyberwalk, Manesar   "Man belongs to nature and that is how he has been designed to function." Originating from this notion, CYBERWALK was conceived to bring man and nature together, within an office environment that would enable better Ideation, creative thinking that would lead to innovation in a relaxed working environment.    To aspire for the skies, to aspire for a walk in the clouds, to aspire for architecture that scales new heights of glory. And when it is about high performance glass, the result is a spectacular expression of class, contemporary style and classic architecture – Cyberwalk – the first LEED Gold certified building in Manesar, Haryana.   With an aim to head to the greener pastures... More

Project • By CO ArchitectsUniversities

Ernest E. Tschannen Science Complex

The 96,631-square-foot Ernest E. Tschannen Science Complex at California State University, Sacramento (Sac State), designed by Los Angeles-based CO Architects, serves as an educational and cultural hub for students, faculty, visitors, and the greater Sacramento community.  The new five-story, $91.5-million building features a state-of-the-art, energy-efficient, light-filled science facility providing teaching and research laboratories for the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.  According to the university, the facility is designed as a space for students to investigate solutions for climate change, healthy aging, and many other worldwide challenges.   Set on the banks of the American River, the facility provides in... More

Project • By CO ArchitectsUniversities

Tata Hall for the Sciences

The interdisciplinary Tata Hall for the Sciences, designed by CO Architects, increases research capacity at the University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego), and provides a new hub for teaching and scholarly engagement.  The 130,000-square-foot, seven-floor building combines research and teaching from two different departments, biology and chemistry.  Recognizing that many scientific breakthroughs occur through interdisciplinary collaboration, UC San Diego required research labs to be designed to encourage interaction, with work benches grouped together in an open area, rather than in separate spaces, which is common in typical lab layouts.  Specialized research procedure rooms are situated at the ends of the building t... More

Project • By TCHOBAN VOSS ArchitektenExhibition Centres

SKF Test Centre

The new Sven Wingquist Test Centre is located in Schweinfurt and completes SKF’s “large size bearing competence centre” there as its final element. The new facility tests large bearings for wind power plants as well as for example shipbuilding, mining and paper industry and further for cement and steel sector. Being a significant corporate architecture the building with the aerodynamic appearance interprets the SKF logotype by flowing, rounded forms while the materials represent high technological standards.   Two volumes of different height, positioned parallel to each other are the basis of the new construction. They celebrate the wind and the energy by their striking inclination. Both halls are massive constructi... More

Project • By Landon Bone Baker ArchitectsOffices

La Casa Norte

La Casa Norte is a new mixed-use comprehensive community center in Humboldt Park on the city’s Near Northwest Side. Services include a homeless youth drop-in center, healthcare center, café and food pantry, and Pierce House, 25 units of permanent supportive housing for people experiencing homelessness. The design blends highly social spaces at the front of the building with more discrete areas that meet a need for confidentiality, including the residences surrounding a private courtyard. The project respects the existing neighborhood fabric, fitting snugly into the low-rise urban context. It provides an innovative and environmentally friendly home for the residents, employees, and community. In addition to the large open... More

Project • By Landon Bone Baker ArchitectsApartments

Rosa Parks Apartments

Rosa Parks Apartments consists of 94 affordable rental apartments in 8 buildings scattered across 21 city lots in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago. In order to achieve an economy of scale and affordability, the buildings vary from 6 to 27 units and are all a variation on a theme of the same modular facade. Only 2 types of windows are used throughout the development and scattered 1 and 2-story colored bays project from the front and rear of the buildings adding definition to their facades. All of the buildings are built of 8-inch thick precast concrete walls with engineering wood trusses at floors and roofs. Thin brick is cast into the precast at the street facades. At the sides and rear of the buildings, the precast was for... More

Project • By Partners by DesignOffices


Coming from a traditionally designed space, JBG SMITH’s focus on this project was to create a modern environment for employees that allowed for more collaboration and alternative work places. Thoughtful details are noticed throughout, each showcasing the craftsmanship and overall design process that coincides with the company’s rebrand.   The bones of this project started by connecting two separate buildings, one existing and one new construction, each with a separate address. From the very beginning, tremendous amounts of collaboration were needed between contractors and firms. While under construction, changes were being made not only to the existing building, but also by interconnecting multiple stories to create an op... More

Project • By CBREOffices

The Core

Interior design wins both the Jury prize and the People's Choice award Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2020-03-05 - Thursday evening, February the 20th, the award ceremony of the international Frame Awards took place. CBRE's Dutch headquarters in Amsterdam, The Core, was nominated in the category Large Office of the Year. It won both the jury prize and the public prize. The awards are an annual initiative of Frame Magazine, one of the leading magazines in the field of architecture, interior design and product design. A total of nine offices were nominated in this category, including the ASICS headquarters, on which CBRE worked in collaboration with Powerhouse Company. The jury chose the winners for each category based on pitches hel... More

Project • By LOHAPrivate Houses


Los Angeles County is currently home to the nation’s largest homeless population - over 58,000 individuals and counting. LOHA’s design for MLK1101 Supportive Housing transforms a vacant, unimproved lot in South Los Angeles into an uplifting housing community for previously homeless individuals to thrive.   The project provides 26-units of permanent, 100% affordable housing to formerly homeless veterans, chronically homeless individuals, and low-income households. LOHA’s LEED Gold design for MLK1101 Supportive Housing aims to create an environment that encourages health and community, acknowledging that successful social spaces come through a variety of planned and organic strategies. LOHA incorporates several design... More

Project • By thread collectivePrivate Houses


thread collective’s three partners always imagined designing a home for themselves, a chance to inhabit their vision of a sustainable, elegant architecture integrated with the landscape and the city. After years of looking at property throughout Brooklyn and many intensive design conversations, with the help of some fortuitous timing, the Brooklyn architecture + urban design firm now owns and occupies Trouthouse, a three unit LEED gold building. Introduced to Bushwick’s stealth charms while working with several artists in the neighborhood [long before Roberta’s made it a destination], thread purchased an empty lot on Troutman Street in 2007. That same year, thread moved their studio a few blocks away, making the indispensa... More

Project • By Verstas ArchitectsOffices

EY Finland headquarters and apartment buildings

The office and apartment block stands in the Töölönlahti area, a recently developed site in the heart of Helsinki, Finland. Töölönlahti is adjacent to Helsinki Central railway station and the Parliament. It is by a bay and a park that continues as the main green corridor to the north of the city. Architect Alvar Aalto's famous conference centre, the marble clad Finlandia Hall borders the area among other landmark buildings. The EY House, originally the headquarters of EY Finland company, and the two apartment buildings occupy the northernmost and most visible position in the area, opposite the Finlandia Hall.Because of the prominent site, an international architectural competition was organized to design of an... More

Project • By Coates Design Seattle ArchitectsOffices

Tanner Office Building

Situated on a prominent site that captures a beautiful view of the Puget Sound, this 6000 sf  office building designed by Coates Design is a highly visible landmark in its growing community.   The building’s rectangular form is punctuated by a two-story glass atrium that serves as the entry lobby and vertical circulation space. Built to LEED Gold Standards, the surrounding environment is used to the building’s benefit with natural sunlight and air being utilized to create a comfortable and open office space. Additionally, a rain garden holds water until it is absorbed into the soil, helping to create a lively planted area.   These nature-utilizing features not only make for a beautiful space, but also reduce o... More