International Technology Company, Executive Briefing Center
Palo Alto, California
As part of an effort to modernize this prominent high-tech firm’s corporate structure, the new 30,000-square-foot Executive Briefing Center functions as a showcase of technology and conveys the company’s position as a global technology leader. The sole link between the old and new buildings is the 30-foot-high glass lobby complemented by metal cladding that pays homage to the company’s hardware products. A courtyard between the two buildings, designed around a heritage oak tree, increases daylight throughout the facility. The project, which earned LEED® Platinum certification, includes a green roof, speaking to the priorities of resource conservation and community responsibility.