Lead DesignerMichael W. Bischoff
Twin 21-story towers, the latest addition to Irvine Spectrum Center, form the heart of an iconic master plan, integrating a new mixed-use downtown for the city of Irvine.
The buildings’ forty-foot column spacing and carefully detailed floor-to-ceiling glass allow for light-filled work space and unobstructed views. The column-free office plates are highly adaptable, facilitating collaboration and connectivity. In the lobbies, recessed cove lighting brings out the warmth of crafted quartzite and wood finishes, while high-speed elevators with destination-dispatch technology provide quick access to every floor. Three associated parking structures help create a dynamic indoor/outdoor work environment, incorporating generously landscaped public spaces and pedestrian connection to the adjacent commercial center. Responding to the changing nature of the workplace, the building and its landscape are equipped with Wi-Fi technology and charging ports.
The Spectrum Center commercial area in downtown Irvine
Two towers, four parking garages, outdoor workspaces, health club
Irvine Company, Irvine, CA
Master planning, architecture; exterior envelope; interior design of public spaces
The Outstanding Building of the Year
Building Owners and Managers Association of Orange County, 2017
Engineering Project Achievement Award (for 200 Spectrum)
Orange County Engineering Council, 2017
Associate Architect: LPA, Inc., Irvine CA; Landscape: Burton Landscape Architecture Studio; Structural - Tower, Service Yard, Site: Nabih Youssef & Associates, Los Angeles; Mechanical (Design/Build): ACCO Engineered Systems; Plumbing (Design/Build): Murray Company; Images: PCF&P, Fernando Guerra