Swinerton Concord Office

Swinerton Concord Office

COMMERCIAL / OFFICE

Swinerton Concord Office

ROLE: Interior Design Tenant Improvements; Programming
CLIENT: Swinerton Builders
PHOTOGRAPHY: Tyler Chartier
Swinerton Builders engaged RIM Architects to envision their new work environment, spread onto two high-rise floors in Concord, California. Tenant improvements focused on connecting all departments via an open stair of clean, modern expressions of materials. During the early stages, RIM provided a visioning workshop to capture their needs, goals, and aspirations for a work environment with cross-generational appeal. The result is a space that reflects Swinerton’s brand palette, patterns, and culture while also prioritizing daylight and views.
United Airlines Station Operations Center (SOC)

United Airlines Station Operations Center (SOC)

TRANSPORTATION

United Airlines Station Operations Center (SOC)

ROLE: Architect of Record
CLIENT: United Airlines (UA)
PROGRAM:

7,514 SF: Emergency Operations Center, Conference Room, Breakroom, Offices, Open Workspace

The SOC is considered the heart of United Airlines’ San Francisco International Airport (SFO) operations, providing state-of-the-art facilities to monitor all United Airlines flights. This project involved the remodel of nearly 8,000 SF including a conference room/emergency operations center, private offices, a break room, and the open operations area.

Based on the successful outcome of this project, United Airlines selected RIM to develop concept designs for another Station Operations Center at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Honolulu Design Center

Honolulu Design Center

COMMERCIAL / RETAIL

Honolulu Design Center

ROLE: Architect
CLIENT: Thomas Sorensen
AWARDS:
  • Hawai`i Kukulu Hale Award of Excellence, National Association of Industrial & Office Properties
  • Award of Merit, American Institute of Architects, Honolulu
  • Grand Award (New Commercial more than 15,001 SF), Building Industry Association – Hawaii
  • Build Hawaii Award of Merit [Building Construction More Than $25 Million], General Contractors Assoc. of Hawaii
  • Project of the Year, Masonry Institute of Hawaii

The Honolulu Design Center (HDC), a 3-story, 80,000 GSF, modern retail building providing spaces that stimulate creativity, and offer highly interactive environments for all the creative arts. This high-end furniture center includes a fine dining restaurant, cafe, wine bar, and space for special events and performances.

As a showcase of contemporary architecture, the design picks up the subtle curves of the surrounding buildings while at the same time incorporating cutting edges that reflect the retail within. Clad in bold materials and colors, the orange pearlescent paint was custom-created for this project and nicknamed “Honolulu Red”. Much of the facade is transparent to show the inside contents of the building. The architectural design has two intersecting forms – a solid (the “initial” orange wave) and a void (the “reflected” curtain wall wave), with terminating wing extensions that greet visitors on Pensacola and Pi`ikoi Streets.

PG&E Electric Safety Training Center

PG&E Electric Safety Training Center

COMMERCIAL OFFICE / EDUCATION

PG&E Electric Safety Training Center

ROLE: Architecture & Interior Design
CLIENT: Pacific Gas & Electric
DESIGN BUILDER: Turner Construction Co.
SUSTAINABILITY: LEED Gold NC -Substation Building
LEED Silver ID+C – Existing Main Building
 
AWARD: ENR 2020 Regional Best Project for Green Category (North)

PG&E Livermore recently opened its new Electric Safety Training Center, the first de-energized substation training site in the U.S. Here, the focus is on safety training for electric substation operations and maintenance. The new training site, designed by RIM Architects, will provide a safe environment to train, validate, and assess substation employees in realistic simulated field conditions, complete with full-size training poles and mini-residential buildings. The centralized location provides seamless training from classroom laboratory to outdoor facilities. The training center accommodates an estimated 4,400 annual student training days for 775 crew leads/sub foreman, electricians, substation inspectors, and utility workers.     

United Airlines Inflight Services (SF & LAX)

United Airlines Inflight Services (SF & LAX)

TRANSPORTATION

United Airlines Inflight Services (SF & LAX)

ROLE: San Francisco Airport – RIM was Architect of Record & Design Architect
LAX: RIM was Architect of Record; MCG Architecture was Design Architect
CLIENT: United Airlines (UA)

The United Inflight Services facilities serve as permanent domicile to local management and as a post for flight attendants to rest and/or prepare in-between assignments The intent is to provide a true hoteling experience that accommodates both international and national staff seeking to refresh and prepare for their work, in a 24/7 environment. Key features include standing workstations, a room for preparation for flights, a quiet room with special dim lighting for rest and relaxation, and an open space for gathering and interaction between all inflight employees.