We are honored and thrilled that the Google at 1212 Bordeaux project in Silicon Valley was a recent recipient of the Architectural Record 2018 “Good Design Is Good Business Award”, and is one of the six “Good Design Is Good Business” winning projects profiled in the June 2018 issue of the magazine. Designed by Charlottesville, Virginia-based Parabola Architecture and constructed by Devcon Construction, Nishkian Menninger served as the Structural Engineer of Record on the project.
Each year Architectural Record’s “Good Design Is Good Business” awards program recognizes exemplary architectural solutions that were instrumental in the growth and success of a range of businesses. It has only been a few months since the doors opened at Google’s new office in Sunnyvale, California, but positive feedback and a great deal of hubbub has been generated by staff, visitors, and critics. The new two-story office building with mezzanine replaced an existing 72,000-square-foot tilt-up concrete building at the Moffett Place campus. The project is a warm shell steel-framed building with skylights, an extensive mezzanine and floor openings providing approximately 101,000 square feet of floor area. The new building also boasts of an outdoor amenity area, a second-floor balcony, suspended canopies and other shading devices, and various support buildings within the office campus.
What translates to this small office building is the fusion of functionality and aesthetics. It is no wonder that this structure has become a testing ground for Google’s future office building campuses. We are thankful to be a part of the 1212 Bordeaux project team that won this distinguished award. Our huge congratulations to everyone involved in the project.
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Project Team Credits
Owner: Google, Inc.
Architect / Project Lead Designer: Parabola
Personnel in architect’s firm who should receive special credit:
Carrie Meinberg Burke AIA – Design Partner, Kevin Burke AIA – Design Partner, Ryan Carbone – Designer, Matthew Wagner NCIDQ – Consultant, Mark Graham AIA – Consultant
Architect of Record: Devcon Architecture
Pamela Warren AIA, Sean Gillin – Assoc. AIA, Jolyn Winner, Assoc. AIA
Interior Architecture: Parabola
Interior Design & Furnishings: Rapt Studio
Structural: Nishkian Menninger
Civil: Kier & Wright
Mechanical / Electrical / Plumbing / Integrated Design: Point Energy Innovations
Daylighting / Integrated Design: Integral Group
Acoustical: Charles M. Salter Assoc. Inc.
Ecological / Habitat: H.T. Harvey & Associates
Code / Fire: The Fire Consultants
Waterproofing: Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger
Design-Build and Design-Assist Subcontractors:
Structural Steel: Gayle Manufacturing
Buckling Restrained Bracing: CoreBrace
Precast Concrete: Willis Construction Inc.
Glass & Glazing: Walters & Wolf
Stairs / Rails / Misc Metals: Glazier Steel
Electrical / Lighting: Redwood Electric Group
HVAC / Plumbing: ACCO Engineered Systems
Grading / Paving / Site Concrete: Joseph J. Albanese, Inc.
Architectural Woodwork: Complete Millwork Services
Food Service Equipment: Trimark Raygal Inc.
Sound Masking: Archoustics West
Commissioning: Enovity Inc.
Design-Build Contractor: Devon Construction
John Castagnoli – Project Executive, Laura Zanger – Project Manager, Daniel Thelin – Project Superintendent, Paul Salinero – Assistant Superintendent
Photographer: © Google / Prakash Patel Photography
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Video Credit: Al Diaz – Above It All
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