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.

MILCON P-822, MCAS Operations Complex, Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH)

MILCON P-822, MCAS Operations Complex, Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH)

FEDERAL

MILCON P-822, MCAS Operations Complex

ROLE: Architect
CLIENT: NAVFAC Pacific 
AWARDS:

2015 (Merit Award) in the Design-Build/Design-Assist Construction Category – GCA Build Hawaii

2015 Design-Build Project/Team Awards in Category Aviation – National Design – Build Institute of America (DBIA)

SUSTAINABILITY: LEED Silver (pending) & LEED Gold (pending)

This Design-Build MCAS operations Complex consists of two buildings—an Aircraft Fire and Rescue Station (AFRS) and a Terminal and Operations Building. It also includes a central plant, an airfield, and parking. The terminal building includes a main terminal with passenger check-in, customer service, security, agriculture room, departure and VIP lounge, baggage claim, exhibitory display, snack bar with full kitchen, baggage handling, related offices, and typical scanning and other equipment used for airport terminals. It houses a cargo area with special equipment for moving and stacking pallets with rooms to support the cargo activities including a locker room and office, supply storage and mail room. The ground floor also houses an operations center with offices and a conference room. The second floor provides conference rooms, offices for various functions such as forecast, flight planning, and maps, break rooms, lockers rooms, planning rooms, and bunk rooms.

The AFRS building is a dedicated fire and rescue station for aircraft. It consists of an apparatus bay for its trucks, office space, work equipment area, conference and training room, as well as dormitories, recreation area, full kitchen, fitness area, and a dispatch office tower (similar to a control tower) which has the capabilities to double as a control tower.

The complex includes 2,884 energy efficient photovoltaic panels capable of producing enough energy to zero out what it consumes. The terminal is LEED Silver certified (pending) while the ARFS building will be LEED Gold certified.

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.     

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.