The task confronting the project team for 2237 Douglas was to develop a Class A office building that incorporated energy efficiency, a good working environment for the tenants and expressed an aesthetic that mirrored the tenants, primarily related to the building industry, on a developer budget. This goal is achieved with an exposed structural system, and each building façade designed with respect to its site orientation.  The north and south facades of the office spaces are entirely glazed to allow day light to enter deep into the tenant suites, and sunshade devices added to the south façade to control glare and heat gain.  The east and west facades are treated with deeply recessed openings to cut off the low angle morning and evening sun.  The tenant suites are also provided with photo cell controlled skylights and direct/indirect light fixtures. The center of the building houses the building core elements and is sheathed in copper siding.  The lobby was designed to double as an exhibit space for local artists.


Roseville, California

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