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1147 & 1121 Thornton Road

The innovative, flexible buildings emphasize employee wellbeing and environmental efficiency.

Architectural design and civil engineering services for two industrial buildings, totaling more than 630,000 square feet on a 27-acre site. With a focus on occupant wellbeing and comfort, the design ensures natural light flows into the warehouses through large, punched out windows. The rear building loading docks feature covered canopies that provide shelter from the natural elements. Drive-in doors and mechanical louvers allow natural air to flow through the warehouses. To create an environment that is accessible and useable by all, all entrances have barrier-free access and on-site bike racks to accommodate cyclists.

The development’s modern exterior design features a blend of white precast ribbed panels that includes curtain walls and ACM panels at the main entrances and midpoint of the building. The main entrances have a controlled blend of massing between the ACM panels and curtain walls. The building exterior features bronze, deep blue and silver ACM paired with bronze spandrel panels and bronze vision glass. The land between the two buildings was maximized with the creation of a functional shared courtyard for loading docks and trailer parking that is screened from the main road.

To boost energy efficiency, the buildings feature white roofs, precast panels made with a blend of recycled concrete, LED wall/packs, LED poles and a full sprinkler system. The site is enhanced by drought-resistant landscape design that reduces water consumption.

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