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.
JL Tower

JL Tower

COMMERCIAL OFFICE

JL Tower

ROLE: Architect 
CLIENT: J L Properties
SUSTAINABILITY: LEED-CS Certified 

This 14-story office tower features a sweeping glass façade that terminates high above the top floor shielding the penthouse and becoming a sleek internally lit beacon on the midtown Anchorage skyline. This Class A+ office building provides 360-degree views of Anchorage and its surrounding landscape. 

 The entire building embraces sustainable design technologies that are energy efficient and environmentally responsible, creating a high-performance work environment.

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.

85 Bluxome Office Building

85 Bluxome Office Building

COMMERCIAL / HOSPITALITY

85 Bluxome Office Building 

ROLE:  Architect, Interior Design, Construction Administration
CLIENT:  85 Bluxome LLC
SUSTAINABILITY LEED GOLD
RESILIENCY Gold+ USRC (US Resiliency Council) Rating 
PRESS Resiliency: The New Sustainability 

This project involved demolition of an existing building at 81-85 Bluxome Street and construction of a new 5-story, 56,850 SF office building. The design for the new office space includes Shell Building Design, Roof Deck, and Common Area Interiors.

The 65-foot high building features a private tenant roof deck on fifth level and common amenities on the roof level. The design of the building’s façade frames open window bays using rustic refined panels with an oxidized finish. Open floor plates provide flexibility to meet future tenant’s needs for creative office space. The design employs modern materials and sustainable design practices including provision of bike lockers and shower facilities.

RIM managed the planning and environmental application phase and the design team management for the architecture and interior design, roof deck design, and signage design. RIM led this project through all phases of design development and construction documents and construction administration.

CIRI Fireweed Business Center

CIRI Fireweed Business Center

COMMERCIAL / OFFICE

CIRI Fireweed Business Center

 

ROLE:  Architect
CLIENT:  Cook Inlet Regional Inc.
SUSTAINABILITY USGBC LEED Gold
AWARDS: Merit Award for Commercial Office Building  
PRESS Fireweed Business Center Windows 

This 110,000 SF, 8-story new office building is designed to achieve a high mark for sustainability while emphasizing a quality work environment within. Special features include daylighting that is enhanced through ten-foot high ceilings, and an open office concept that allows stunning views. Shared amenities include video conferencing labs, conference rooms, large break areas, and exercise rooms. The lobby features an espresso shop with an atmosphere similar to a living room, including a fireplace.

The building’s design provides enhanced technology for corporate offices and also reflects the values and traditions of the indigenous peoples of the region. For example, the light fixtures mimic traditional drums and salmon drying racks—prevalent in traditional society, and still in use today. Patterning and colors for the flooring showcase regional natural forms. First-Alaskan artwork, both traditional and contemporary, is featured throughout. The new headquarters building balances the familiar and the newstrengthening the image and identity of one of Alaska’s most successful enterprises.