Category Archives: 2016

BNIM – Landscape Architecture

Landscape architecture is a powerful component when integrating new structures within an existing campus. BNIM’s landscape architecture team did an incredible job on the Pacific Center Campus project in San Diego. Bridging the old with the new, they created pleasant, drought tolerant environments and pathways for the employees to enjoy throughout the day.

     

 

Adobe’s Renovated Headquarters – San Jose

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Over the past year I have been working with Gensler documenting their extraordinary work renovating Adobe’s Headquarters. In this post you will see the FULL set of images capturing the 3 phases of this project.

The Adobe headquarters in San Jose, CA has been completely transformed. Designed by Gensler, Adobe’s goal is to instill a genuine desire for it’s employees to come to work and have daily unique experiences. The new design encourages cross pollination across all sectors and the freedom to work anywhere on site. Driven by the need to attract and retain new talent, one of Adobe’s top priorities was to keep up with the latest trends and attitudes towards design and space within the working environment.

I hope you enjoy viewing the images and please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about this project or any others posted on this Blog.

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Work Spaces and Break Rooms

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Executive Lounges

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Be Well Fitness Center

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Palettes Dining

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VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre – Perkins+Will

sustainable design, LEED, Living Building Challange, Organic ArchitectureIntegrating both organic architectural design and sustainable building practices, the VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre in Vancouver is by far the most beautiful project included in my study of deep green architecture thus far.
sustainable design, LEED, Living Building Challange, Organic ArchitectureDesigned by Perkins+Will and engineered by Integral Group, the VanDusen Visitor Centre was named the Most Sustainable Building of 2014 by World Architecture News and was Canada’s first project to apply for Living Building Certification. With LEED-NC-Platinum certification the structure was designed to be net-zero energy, net-zero waste, and net-zero water.
sustainable design, LEED, Living Building Challange, Organic ArchitectureIn photographing the VanDusen I really wanted to see if I could capture something a little bit more than had been captured in the past. Structurally the building is breathtaking, no doubt. However, could the careful addition of people into the imagery bring this space to life?  I think so…

6-16_VanDusen815-Edit 6-16_VanDusen444-Edit 6-16_VanDusen401-EditIt was such an honor to photograph this site and to continue giving the VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre the publicity it deserves. It is an exciting addition to my collection of Deep Green Building and has energized me to keep the project moving forward.

For the full photo shoot please visit the “New Work” gallery on my website:

www.emilyhagopian.com

 

 

The Heart of the Tenderloin

11-15_PerkinsWill_TenderloinMuseum-0147_FinalNow, don’t get me wrong. I love photographing high-profile commercial projects. But to be truly honest, the work that brings me the most joy are those that are actively working toward uplifting the community they serve.
Architecture and design firm Perkins+Will did an awesome pro-bono historic renovation for the new Tenderloin Museum in San Francisco. This project, though small in scale, has an impact beyond measure. Focused on the rich history of the Tenderloin, known as a seedier part of the city, this museum shines a light on the neighborhood’s role in shaping San Franciscan heritage and American culture over the years.
While on-site photographing this project it became clear that the locals have established a symbiotic relationship with the museum and its general manager—the museum staff and neighbors look out for each other, and the museum has become a safe-haven for the city’s most vulnerable residents. It was inspiring to see the real ways in which the museum honors the community they represent.

For more information about this project visit the Perkins + Will blog.

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