- Referred to as a “technoburb,” the campus was originally designed by Kevin Roche in 1985. The landscape created a floating city, with the buildings positioned directly adjacent to a plain of water.
- The design protects floodplain function through planting infiltration, tree absorption, and detention ponds.
- Erosion control strategies are implemented, through geotextiles to stabilize soils and plants selected for root stability.
- A pre-design soil assessment was conducted, allowing for healthy soils to be preserved and others to be amended. The assessment was created and communicated through a soil management plan.
- 30 specimen heritage oaks were saved along the drive. Site and building design choices were made to keep this valuable natural resource.
- Low-water-usage planting was used on-site.
- 72% of surfaces used are permeable.
- Stormwater features were designed into amenities.
- The site design mitigates runoff to a series of ponds, which can hold 13,392,476 gallons of water.
- The water quality was improved through added aeration diffusers, which create circulation and reduce organic sediment from depositing on the bottom.
- Trees have the potential for intercepting 665,000 gallons of water which are equivalent to the water usage for 6,655 American residents for one day.*
Carbon, Energy + Air
- Five water features were introduced to reduce temperatures.
- During construction, pollutants were controlled and retained.
- Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke was minimized through designated smoke-free zones and prohibited smoking on-site.
- The project avoids annual planting, reducing costs associated with maintenance, material, and installation.
- Trees sequester 160,600 pounds of carbon annually, which offset 20 cars per year.**
- The planning and design improved the health and wellness space of this corporate campus. A series of programmatic elements created outdoor space for play, gathering, exercise, and relaxation.