When planning a new office and operations building in Tempe, the progressive satellite technology company seized the opportunity to leverage the project, designing the space for a new way of working. The concept integrates three distinct tilt-up volumes based on specific programmatic use: a two-story high performance office component, a lab and operations facility, and a common shared space that fuses the programs together. The project is organized around a center "slot courtyard" that brings daylight into the interior, creating a direct connection to the outdoors.
The architectural character is contextually responsive through the use of striated tilt-up concrete panels, aluminum wall panel assemblies, steel, and glazed wall systems consisting of clear and translucent panels. The tilt-up concrete panels successfully complement these other systems, showing flexibility and aesthetic quality and presenting a modern, contemporary vision in contrast to the status-quo industrial buildings in the vicinity.
Horizontal shading louvers protect western exposure while providing spectacular views to the exterior. Each building mass has a distinct architectural character blended with native desert landscaping to heighten the connection to the desert context. Uncommon in typical tilt-up design, the building incorporates several cantilevers, showcasing the diversity of its application.
Tempe, AZ 85284
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