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).

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.

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.