Undulating grass roofs echo the nearby hillsides. The building enjoys the soft light of interior courtyards and views of nature to outdoor spaces.
Winner of the Good Design is Good Business Award, Business Week/Architectural Record, 1998. Recipient of the Washington AIA Award of Excellence.
The Gap Corporate Campus design optimizes night cooling of the building mass through an underfloor plenum which also delivers fresh air to every work station. This strategy contributes to a 30 percent reduction in energy use making it one of the nation’s most energy efficient commercial buildings of its time. The project was led by Christopher Hays while Partner at William McDonough + Partners and is located near San Francisco. Design direction provided by Chris Hays, while working with William McDonough + Partners
- Green Roof Award of Excellence, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities 2003
- Award of Excellence, Washington Chapter/AIA Awards Program 2002
- Energy Efficiency Award, Savings by Design 2000
- Good Design is Good Business Award, Business Week/Architectural Record, 1998
- First Place, Design competition for 340,000 SF Corporate Campus 1994