207 Goode forms a gateway to the commercial development overlooking Interstate 134 from the heart of Glendale, serving as an exemplar for the tide of commercial development changing the face of this city nestled in the foothills of Southern California.
Providing state-of-the-art, Class A office space, 207 Goode uses technology and sustainability features that make it a dynamic, timeless, forward-thinking building for the future of this city nestled in the foothills of Southern California. A minimal and clean rectangular floor plate, the design places 7 floors of office space above a one-story glass-enclosed lobby and retail center accentuated by large “V” columns that overlook the interstate. At the top of the building looking north towards the foothills, the top floor is recessed, creating a strong horizontal reveal in the building’s form, and providing a large external terrace for tenants.
With the goal of being environmentally responsible, the east and west façades are designed to minimize the harsh solar exposures, establishing a minimalist aesthetic both inside and out. The building form maximizes the glazed southern façade while at night it turns the building into a glowing beacon visible from the interstate, providing the surrounding community with a new landmark.
The building façade completes, in an elegant fashion, the row of building along Theodor-Heuss Allee. The detail and care in the design of the curtain wall is critical to its success as a tightly drawn skin terminated by knife-like edges detailed with precision. It is interrupted by inset concave bay windows that serve as a counterpoint to the large wall as well as recognizes the geometry of the Rondele. On the north side along Franklin Street, a second volume eight floors in height creates a dialogue with the context while an exposed cast-in-place concrete core rises out of the courtyard anchoring the project in a formal manner.
LocationGlendale, California, USA
- ClientMaguire Partners
- Size190,000 F²
- Project Delivered Through AECOM