Exelixis needed an inspired design for its new “headquarters with a view,” at 1951 Harbor Bay Parkway, one that could accommodate the company’s rapid growth and give scientists plenty of distraction-free think time.
From the very first client meeting, Brick offered the SRMErnst and Exelixis teams a metrics-based design approach that factored in views, natural light, cost (floor-to-skin ratio) and parking. Presenting each scenario objectively allowed the client to make informed decisions that fit their desired program. Ultimately, the clients chose a 220,000 square foot building with four floors and a a 55,000 square foot floor plate oriented along Harbor Bay Parkway.
Designed with efficient glazing and shading, this all-electric building offsets carbon with the purchase of renewable energy.
To take advantage of natural light on the north and east facades and highlight the site’s sweeping bay views while mitigating heat gain for the building’s west-facing main facade, brick worked closely with contractor, consultants and vendors to design a GFRC panel and window system.