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UNVEILED> Expedia comes to Seattle
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson reveals design for major commercial project on Puget Sound
Early this March, online travel giant Expedia released a first batch of renderings of its new campus. The company, founded in Redmond, Washington, in 1996, and now headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, has grand plans to move close to downtown Seattle on a site overlooking Puget Sound.
The company hired Bohlin Cywinski Jackson (BCJ), of Seattle, to lead the design. BCJ is working on a new four-story, 600,000-square-foot building and has plans to renovate four existing buildings—once laboratories for the biopharmaceutical company Amgen—into open-style office spaces. Expedia bought the 40-acre Amgen property last spring for $229 million.The images reveal lots of glass and green. Details are reminiscent of major West Coast tech campuses: There are hints of Apple’s curves and courtyard, along with Google’s openness. For Expedia, BCJ collaborated with PWP Landscape Architecture, campus landscape architects on projects for LinkedIn, Pixar, IBM, and Boeing. Expedia’s campus will connect to the Elliott Bay Trail—a biking, running, and walking path that links Ballard and the Olympic Sculpture Park.
If all goes as planned, construction on the first phase will start late this year, with a target move-in date of 2019. The new and renovated spaces from this phase will total 1.2 million square feet. There are two more phases under development, which could include a total of 730,000 square feet of office space, built over 15 years. The final cost of the project has not yet been set.
The awards aim to promote the importance of "good housing as a necessity of life."
The American Institute of Architects has chosen ten firms for the 2016 Housing Awards
One/Two Family Custom HousingThis award recognizes work for custom and remodelled homes. Hog Pen Creek Retreat; Austin, Texas - Lake|Flato Architects "Towering heritage oak trees, a steeply sloping site and aggressive setbacks from the water created challenging site constraints thoughtfully answered by the home's L-shaped footprint and orientation. A long exterior boardwalk connects a series of structures that stair step down the hillside, crossing a 75-foot lap pool and terminating at a screened pavilion by the water’s edge." Jury Comments: "Nicely detailed, fully cohesive design strategy with water and nature being primary influences. This feels very place based and perfect for its setting in Texas. Artful composition of masses. Delicate placement amidst mature landscape and Creek waterfront views." Independence Pass Residence; Aspen, CO - Bohlin Cywinski Jackson "The house stretches between two knolls, forming a threshold to the views. A series of textured Vals quartzite walls extend into the landscape on either side, giving weight to the lower level. The upper volume is a glass and wood pavilion with a roof that floats on slender stainless steel columns. Its position on the site, linear shape and the use of glass, steel and quartzite gives great strength to this mountain home." Jury Comments: "Beautiful use of stone and lines to frame views of conservation land. A stunning house. A simply spectacular house totally attuned to its Aspen setting. The views are spectacular at every angle." Island Residence; Honolulu - Bohlin Cywinski Jackson "Situated on the Ocean’s coastline at a corner of an ancient fishpond, this private residence reflects the culture of the Hawaiian Islands by embracing its lush surroundings. The house has diverse outdoor spaces and a highly transparent envelope with intimate views of the landscape, the coastal reef and the surf. Jury Comments: "Excellent place based design marrying modernism with hand crafted details. An exciting take on a vernacular, providing a real warmth and openness. Lovely cultural references to both Hawaii and Japan." Newberg Residence; Newberg, OR - Cutler Anderson Architects "This single-family 1,440 square foot residence and 550 sf guest house was designed so the owners can connect with the wild creatures that come to water regularly. The design attempts to make the pond and residence a single entity via entry through the forest, over a bridge from the north end of the pond." Jury Comments: "Elegant design demonstrates joy of living with nature - not requiring a grand vista or dramatic landscape. Thoughtful siting as bridge over pond, elegantly detailed. Simple, clean proportions, warm wood interiors." Oak Ridge House; Jackson, MS - Duvall Decker Architects, P.A. "This house, located in Jackson, Mississippi, is designed as a scaffold for the experience of moving between these conditions, to inhabit and interpret each of them over time. It is shaped to draw the outdoors in, lure the family out, and provide an environmentally rich palette of spaces to accommodate the process of habitation." Jury Comments: "Understated, well designed home. Multiple functions of builtins nice feature, as is choice of materials - slate and pecan. A really, really nice L shaped residence."
Multifamily LivingThis award looks at the integration of the building(s) into their site, using both open and recreational space, transportation options and features that contribute to liveable communities. Both high- and low-density projects were considered. 1180 Fourth Street; San Francisco - Mithun | Solomon (initiated as WRT/Solomon E.T.C.)* "The project occupies a full city block with a multi-level courtyard accessing tenant services, daycare, community gardens and common spaces. A generous community room serves the larger neighborhood as well as the project. Amenities emphasize fitness, nutrition, education and community life. It houses 150 low income and formerly homeless households, plus 10,000 square feet of restaurants and retail." *Associate Design Architect: Kennerly Architecture & Planning Jury Comments: "This is a really cool project! It does some really neat things architecturally and is rich in many ways. San Francisco sorely needs affordable housing and this is a perfect location re: transit and accessibility. To live here you have to won the housing lottery!" Cloverdale749; Los Angeles - Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects "Cloverdale749’s integration with its surroundings is upheld by carefully considered deck, window, and walkway placements wherein LOHA established a veil of transformable layers to promote a hybridized relationship between private and public spheres. Incorporating passively sustainable elements in the exterior cladding helps reduce the solar heat load on the building and its energy expenditures for cooling." Jury Comments: "Nice understated design. Rigorously developed and is an upgrade in its context. Very well thought out, detailed, and elegant resolution from a simple, rather banal ships container reference."
Specialized HousingThe Special Housing award acknowledges design that meets the unique needs of other specialized housing types, including housign for the disabled, residential rehabilitation programs, domestic violence shelters, and among others. Commonwealth Honors College, University of Massachusetts; Amherst, MA - William Rawn Associates, Architects, Inc. "The Commonwealth Honors College Community brings together all classes of students in a mix of unit types that provides 1,500 beds in seven new buildings. The buildings are organized around intimately scaled courtyards that step down the hillside, creating the sense of an academic village for the University of Massachusetts Honors Community." Jury Comments: "Rich mixture of campus buildings resembling an Italian hill town. So impressed that at every scale it was well thought out and integrated. They spent so much time on careful spaces for social engagement." Homeless Veterans Transitional Housing, VA Campus; Los Angeles - LEO A DALY "As part of the Nation’s vanguard effort to house its homeless veterans, the design team of Leo A Daly took a historic structure on the VA’s West Los Angeles medical campus, a building that had been vacant for decades, and repurposed it, turning Building 209—a 1940’s-era clinic building—into an inviting new home for veterans. In the process, the building’s exterior, designated a historic landmark by the Secretary of the Interior, was fully restored, and the former mental hospital transformed into modern therapeutic housing for 65 formerly homeless veterans." Jury Comments: "Spaces, landscaping, and rooms afford a believable sense of importance of and gratitude towards the residents. Respectful of the original building, and respectful of the occupants on the inside. This carefully considered the specific building users and their particular therapeutic needs." Whitetail Woods Regional Park Camper Cabins; Farmington, MN - HGA "Nestled into the hillside of a new regional park, three camper cabins riff on the idea of a tree house entered from a bridge at the crest of a hill. Built on concrete piers to minimize environmental impact, the 227-square-foot cabins with an 80-square-foot deck feature red cedar glulam chassis, cedar and pine framing, and red cedar cladding. Two full-size bunks, dining and sitting areas accommodate four individuals, with a sleeper sofa and folding seating accommodating up to two more. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors frame views of the forest." Jury Comments: "Beautiful simplicity. Colors, materials, and textures reinforce the undisturbed natural habitat. The light footprint is lovely and the low impact on the environment is wonderful."
Eighteen months ago, the former Sam’s Club in south Baltimore was one of hundreds of “dead” big-box stores that were abandoned by their former operators due to poor sales.
Today, the Sam’s Club has been reborn as a bustling workplace for up to 600 employees, complete with a fitness center, auditorium, commissary, and a wide range of work settings.
Under Armour, the sports apparel giant based in Baltimore, saw opportunity where others saw misfortune. It hired Bohlin Cywinski Jackson (BCJ) to transform the vacant big-box store into a high-performance workplace for its financial and accounting, IT, supply chain, legal, and corporate real estate divisions.
The result is an adaptive reuse project that gives Under Armour 170,000 square feet of flexible workspace. Renamed Building 37, it’s the first structure to be completed
on a 50-acre waterfront campus where Under Armour plans to build a new global headquarters with up to 3.9 million square feet of space for 10,000 employees and BCJ as the master planner.
Besides addressing Under Armour’s space needs, Building 37 provides valuable lessons in ways to recycle big-box stores that are sitting vacant all around the country, such as the 154 U.S. stores Walmart closed in January.
“We really turned a sow’s ear into a silk purse,” said BCJ partner Frank Grauman, principal-in-charge of master planning for the Under Armour campus. “White elephant buildings like this are a national problem. I think a lot of communities would benefit from a solution like this.”
Grauman believes that the same design approach would work equally well for vacant big box stores in the suburbs, which tend to be surrounded by housing. “Being near where people live,” he said, “makes it even better.”
The vacant Sam’s Club wholesale store had 130,000 square feet of space and ceiling heights ranging from 25 to 30 feet. It was sitting on a peninsula that was purchased for Under Armour’s new headquarters and offers sweeping views of the Patapsco River—a condition Sam’s Club didn’t utilize.
Under Grauman, principal-in-charge Mike Maiese, and project manager Monica Barton, BCJ made a series of design moves that transformed the building for its new use and helped it take better advantage of its waterfront setting.
First, the architects reoriented the building to the waterfront by opening up its rear wall and inserting floor-to-ceiling windows that provide framed views of the river beyond. “That was our aha moment,” Grauman said.
To help reorient the building to the water, the designers set aside a circulation zone just inside the newly glazed wall facing the river and made it all collaborative space, with sofas, chairs, and work stations not assigned to any one employee.
The architects also located all private offices near the center of the building to “democratize” the perimeter and give every employee access to natural light and views. They added a mezzanine level with 40,000 square feet of workspace but kept double-height spaces around most of the perimeter to retain a sense of openness. To avoid a claustrophobic feeling, BCJ removed the cornices, parapets, and piers, and introduced open stairways, giving the building a clean, modern look. Then, they shifted the main entrance to the building’s north side, where they used super graphics and a projecting wall to mark the arrival point.
For all its innovative ideas, Building 37 is not considered a permanent part of Under Armour’s campus. In the master plan showing the full build-out of the global headquarters, it’s nowhere to be found. Grauman said that even though the recycled building suits the company’s needs now, there likely will come a time when the land is too valuable for a two-story structure, and it will make economic sense to replace it with a larger one.
For years, a massive car repair shop sat dormant and awaiting redevelopment near the south Baltimore waterfront, part of a “proposed $110 million aquatic life center that never materialized. But now the building is finally getting recycled for a different use—a 21st century “maker space” where activities will range from 3D printing and shoe design to glass blowing and blacksmithing.
The garage conversion is one of several projects underway by Sagamore Development, the real estate arm of Kevin Plank, CEO of the Baltimore-based sportswear giant Under Armour. Sagamore and its affiliates have acquired 230 acres in South Baltimore to build a new headquarters for Under Armour.
The team wants to create an urban waterfront campus that will mix office and manufacturing spaces with housing, recreational areas, commercial space, and even a whiskey distillery called Sagamore Spirit. Bohlin Cywinski Jackson of Philadelphia is the master planner for the multi-phase project, which is expected to cost well over $1 billion.
But Under Armour is not the only company in town raising eyebrows with a billion-dollar development project. Cranes are filling the Baltimore sky like never before.
Around the city, there are no fewer than six projects by single-developer teams that are each expected to represent investments of more than $1 billion. (A seventh is just outside the city limits on the former Bethlehem Steel Corp. steel mill site at Sparrows Point.)
All of these were in the works before the civil unrest in late April following the death of West Baltimore resident Freddie Gray, who died after suffering injuries while in police custody. At least one of these projects has actually grown in scope since the spring.
“While some might expect that the recent unrest had a chilling effect on development, Baltimore has experienced the exact opposite—developers are working with a sense of urgency and resolve to ‘build it now,’” said William H. Cole, president and CEO of the Baltimore Development Corp., a quasi-public agency that oversees development citywide. “That type of resolve is encouraging and hopefully will lead to a more successful future for all residents in Baltimore City.”
Developers say their projects are moving ahead because most were so far along in the pipeline—with funding sources in place—that the riots didn’t stop them. They also note that the mega-developments are mostly in East or South Baltimore, miles away from the epicenter of the civil unrest, a poor section of West Baltimore known as Sandtown.
Three of the billion-dollar projects represent the continued march of development eastward from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor renewal area, where redevelopment began in the 1960s.
Harbor East: This mini-city of hotels, condominiums, offices, and shops is located just east of the Inner Harbor. Stan Eckstut, then with Ehrenkrantz, Eckstut & Kuhn of New York, along with Cho Benn Holback + Associates of Baltimore, provided the original master plan. The developer is Baltimore baker John Paterakis’ H&S Properties. One of the latest projects is an addition to the Four Seasons Hotel that will contain condominium residences. Beatty Harvey Coco is the architect.
Harbor Point: A mixed-use community sits on the site of the former AlliedSignal chromium plant, a Superfund property that has been cleaned up and capped for redevelopment. Ayers Saint Gross provided the master plan for Beatty Development.
The Waterfront at Canton Crossing: This mixed-use community will be on a former industrial site farther east in Canton that includes more than two million square feet of office and retail space, a residential tower up to 40 stories high, a 200 slip marina, recreational open space, and 7000 parking spaces. Elkus Manfredi Architects of Boston is the master planner for Corporate Office Properties Trust of Columbia, Maryland. Architect David Manfredi says the eastward march of development along Baltimore’s waterfront—which is turning Baltimore from a compact urban center into a linear city—is “kind of manifest destiny.”
Health care and medical research are also driving three other billion-dollar projects.
Johns Hopkins Hospital Expansion: Completed in 2012 for $1.1 billion, Johns Hopkins Medicine expanded its existing hospital to included a 12-story adult care tower and a 12-story children’s tower, both designed by Perkins + Will, following a master plan by Cooper, Robertson & Partners. Hopkins is now renovating nearly a dozen buildings that were fully or partially vacated when their occupants moved to the new towers, in a $250 million, 300,000-square-foot “back-fill” project that is one of the largest adaptive reuse projects in the country.
Science + Technology Park at Johns Hopkins: North of Hopkins’ medical campus, Forest City Enterprises and the New East Baltimore Partnership are building this 31-acre community with research labs, offices, a hotel, and commercial space around a central park. Sasaki Associates prepared the master plan.
University of Maryland BioPark: Another fast growing hub of research labs and medical facilities on the west side of downtown.
Sparrows Point redevelopment: The biggest project in terms of acreage, James C. Davis and Redwood Capital Investments are transforming the former Sparrows Point property, which, in its heyday during the 1950s and 1960s, was the largest steel mill in the world. With roughly 3,000 acres, it is expected to become one of the largest commercial developments on the East Coast.