What kind of work the building supports is up to you. It could be offices, labs, studios, or even light industry or manufacturing. However, the type of work should be reflective of its location in terms of existing industries, population, and landscape, and this reasoning should be explained graphically or otherwise in the submission. It should be a new building and meet a minimum of six levels in height. Consider the life cycle of the building and the different user profiles of those who work there, including those instrumental to its daily operations and maintenance. The building should support the health of all its inhabitants.
The program can include retail that is logically connected to its main operations, but no residential spaces. We encourage thinking about access to outdoor spaces as both a ventilation strategy and to support health. This can be part of an overall site strategy and/or integral to the building design itself (i.e., interior courtyards, decks, etc.).
Solutions should observe the total gross square footage of 125,400 square feet, within a range of plus or minus ten percent. Please provide an itemized program breakdown listing spaces, square footage allocation, and totals with your submission.
Workplace program spaces can range pending the buildings operations. Following is a list of programmatic spaces to consider including in your workplace designs in addition to the main workspaces themselves: