Cool and sustainable offices: Grupo CP corporate interior in Mexico City

KMD Architects‘ ‘Terret Polanco’ in Mexico City, Mexico, is in the process of LEED certification for its sustainable qualities. Amongst other prominent developments such as ‘Plaza Carso‘ and Fernando Romero’s ‘Museo Soumaya‘, the skyscraper hopes to become a new environmentally-friendly business hub for the country. Within this structure, Space Arquitectura has constructed the corporate offices […] Read more

Cool offices: DIRECTV headquarters in Los Angeles, USA

AECOM designed new cool offices for Los Angeles-based company DIRECTV. Close cooperation between the client and the architect results in a LEED Platinum certified project (Phase I) and the largest office space lease in Los Angeles in the past 10 years. The campus program includes an executive suite, offices, dining facilities, media exhibition and expansive gathering […] Read more

Sustainable architecture: first LEED Gold certified building in south China

JAHN Architects’ Leatop Plaza tower just earned LEED Gold certification–making it the first LEED Gold building in south China! Completed in 2012 in Guangzhou, the 885-foot-tall tower is situated at a prominent gateway location for the Zhujiang New Town development. Built with energy efficiency in mind, Leatop Plaza is clad in a layered glass facade […] Read more

Sustainable architecture: Israel’s first LEED Platinum building opens in Tel Aviv

Israel just cut the ribbon on the nation’s first LEED Platinum certified building — the Porter School of Environmental Studies (PSES) Building at Tel Aviv University! The building was designed by a collaborative group of Israeli architectural firms including Geotectura, Axelrod-Grobman Architects and Chen Architects. The Porter School’s director, Dr. Arie Nesher, says students and visitors will […] Read more

Alvarez-Diaz Villalon’s LEED Platinum Office in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Alvarez-Diaz Villalon’s new headquarters is located in the heart of San Juan in the historic district of Santurce. The building was formerly a girl’s school founded by the sister of corn flake magnate W.K. Kellogg, built in 1904. Though the company’s new office integrates many energy and water conserving features and avoids the use of […] Read more

Cool offices: NPR headquarters in Washington, USA

Hickok Cole Architects has designed the 330,000 sf build-to-suit headquarters for NPR. The fiscally responsible design provides an eye-catching building while repurposing an existing four-story historic structure. The headquarters will house a state-of-the-art 90,000 sf newsroom for NPR’s award-winning broadcast operation; a multi-purpose performance studio and event space; conference and training center; and a “This […] Read more

Cool offices: Intuit’s Campus Center in Mountain View, USA

Gensler completed a new Campus Center at the Mountain View, CA campus for financial software company Intuit. This interior and exterior renovation of an existing 43,250 sf office building became the new campus center for Intuit’s Mountain View campus. A new cafeteria, fitness center, conference center, and innovation gallery highlighting Intuit’s company values, products, brand and […] Read more

Cool offices: Hughes Marino in San Diego, USA by Gensler

San Diego tenant representation firm Hughes Marino worked closely with Gensler to develop an office design which creates a homelike atmosphere for employees and guests. Shay and Jason Hughes were determined to keep the historic elements of their 1950’s building intact when they set out to renovate their 12,300 square foot (1,143 square meter) space located on Front […] Read more

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