Google was the last piece of the puzzle, so we came in and solved it by designing a LEED Platinum creative office that cost less and transformed the neighborhood.
The construction carried an even deeper impact, however: The search engine behemoth’s OC Headquarters was the last element to close the undefined space of the existing IMPAC Center campus, a collection of office buildings and a freestanding restaurant. Loosely organized on a vehicular approach, the area fell prey to awkward geometries, limited pedestrian social interaction and underutilized space. IMPAC needed a plaza make over, and it needed one quickly without exceeding budget. Our solution? We designed the architectural language of the Headquarters to be a cohesive addition to the existing campus, successfully molding a central public green space. Both inviting and functional, the new building and radical design of the plaza provides an opportunity for the business community to increase interactivity.