Taking advantage of the site and climate, the first phase of the new high-performance Gateway of Pacific campus includes two office and laboratory buildings and an amenity building that exceed local green building standards and provides an exceptionally flexible and healthy work environment to attract and retain talent.
Atelier Ten developed high-performance solutions for sustainable materials, indoor environmental quality, energy use, water conservation, and ecological site design for this LEED Platinum Core and Shell project. Atelier Ten also developed a path for the amenity building to achieve Living Building Challenge certification. This included a materials overview to assess the feasibility of meeting the material red list and recommendations for low VOC materials to improve indoor air quality and increase comfort for the building users.
In response to California’s limited fresh water sources, Atelier Ten developed a water plan that integrates low-flow, high-efficiency fixtures in both the lab and amenity buildings, and also provides the opportunity to collect and treat greywater on-site for use in irrigation to further reduce potable water consumption. As part of Atelier Ten’s water study, a Living Machine is being considered as an advanced alternative to increase the visibility of the water treatment system and integrate it with the site design.