Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - office buildings

Designers: Pei Cobb Freed and Partners (firm); Michael W. Bischoff (architect); Henry Nichols Cobb (architect)

Dates: constructed 2005-2007

3 stories, total floor area: 609,000 sq. ft.

Irvine, CA

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Construction began in 08/2005 and finished by 10/2007. The project team included: Pei Cobb Freed and Partners, Design Architects; LPA, Inc., Irvine CA, Associated Architect; DMJM Rottet, Los Angeles, CA, Interior Designers; Syska Hennessy Group, Los Angeles, CA, Mechanical/Electrical Engineers; Nabih Youssef and Associates, Los Angeles, CA, Structural Engineers; Office of Daniel Kiley, Charlotte, VT, Landscape Architect; Raycroft | Meyer Landscape Architecture, Bristol, VT, Landscape Architects;

Set on a 34.2-acre site within the Irvine Spectrum 7 Office Development, the Capital Group Companies Orange County Campus included six 3-story office buildings (2 with 105,000 square feet, 4 with 86,000 square feet); Entry Pavilion; Central Services Building with café, data center, offices, training and conference rooms; four parking structures accommodating 2,000 vehicles; covered walkway; landscaped central green; shared building courtyards; outdoor dining and staff meeting terraces. According to the Pei Cobb Freed and Partners web site, "Office buildings of approximately 29,000–35,000 square feet per floor are set in pairs that frame a central green and create a series of more intimate courtyards connecting the paired buildings. The landscape was designed to encourage movement between buildings and create opportunities for informal meetings and events. The paired office buildings at the south end of the central green serve as a main arrival point and are joined by a double height reception and entry pavilion serving as a front door to the campus. At the far end of the central green is a Central Services Building including mail and data centers, a central plant and a café where associates will be able to come together and gather as a group." (See "The Capital Group Companies Orange County Campus,"Accessed 11/14/2011) The project enclosed 1,406,000 gross square feet, although 797,000 square feet were devoted to parking.

PCAD id: 2982