A Human-Inspired Landscape at Takeda Pharmaceuticals
Just before spring, a new project emerged in San Diego’s Sorrento Valley, ready to bloom into a beautiful working environment. In collaboration with LPA, the McCullough team recently completed this beautiful campus for the new tenants, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company.
The new office, located in the biotech cluster of UTC, was transformed from an old, tired office park into a fabulous environmental and architectural experience. Takeda wanted to have an environment that takes cues from the surrounding areas, maximizes the magnificent views and provides a lot of outdoor space for their employees to meet and be inspired.
Grit, Soul and Style
Working closely with the client, Alexandria Real Estate Equities and architecture firm LPA, McCullough developed a native-plant palette that will grow into a lush and vibrant landscape. We created many pockets that serve as gathering spaces or “outdoor conference rooms.” Positioned along a trail that winds around a lush planted basin, they offer incredible views of the area. A large field is situated along the main entry walkway for employees to play sports, exercise or hold outdoor events. This reflects the company’s value of providing facilities for employees’ physical health and well-being. Our environmental planning focused on the intelligent management of stormwater to increase sustainability throughout the property.
An explosion of chaos and color draws people through the landscape, inviting them to linger and coalesce with nature. The experience creates a sense of harmonious balance—a true example of grit, soul and style.
Armando Silva, ASLA
Associate Landscape Designer
Celebrating Commercial Real Estate in San Diego
The San Diego Business Journal will be holding its 2019 Commercial Real Estate Awards ceremony the evening of April 18th at Bali Hai Restaurant in San Diego. Each year, this ceremony showcases the most notable commercial real estate projects and deals throughout the region. As sponsors, we look forward to commemorating all of the outstanding developers, architects, general contractors and brokers who have been nominated as we reflect on the past year of success!
Thursday, April 18th
Bali Hai Restaurant
2230 Shelter Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92106
Hope to see you there!