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Founded in 1977, Ziegler Cooper Architects designs buildings that are inspirational, highly functional and sustainable, resulting in extremely valuable assets for their owners. Their design solutions reflect a fresh approach that respects the context, reinterprets historical tradition and transcends immediate circumstances to connect with the client’s vision. Innovation is pursued with an entrepreneurial spirit, exploring the influences of a building — the uniqueness of the site, its setting and current/future occupants, visitors and patrons.

As architect of record for more than 80 office buildings with 38 million-square-feet of tenant space, they are experts in formulating performance-driven buildings that fulfill the needs of owners, occupants and investors with cost-effectiveness, speed-to-market and sustainability as key ingredients. The new generation of smart buildings designed by Ziegler Cooper Architects incorporates sophisticated systems, advanced technology and innovative materials, and they operate with machine-like precision.

Beyond fulfilling the practical demands of office buildings, their distinctive talent lies in creating a unique, memorable, iconic aesthetic. The result: their buildings attract tenants to high-quality workplaces respectfully placed within the surrounding urban context. The firm’s goal is to create an inspiring workplace that promotes the business mission inside and out. Light-filled offices, huddle rooms, high-tech conferencing facilities and auditoriums support a variety of work activities. Rooftop gardens and shaded outdoor gathering spaces, cafes, fitness centers and feature stairways provide places for informal interaction. In addition to fostering collaboration, these amenities are increasingly important to recruit and retain top talent.

With an urban residential portfolio totaling 18 million square-feet, Ziegler Cooper is reshaping the urban landscape toward denser, more inviting and more walk-able communities. Their clients repeatedly rely on them to design well-appointed, amenity rich, mid-rise and high-rise projects that create a distinctive sense of place. Their designs attract Baby Boomers looking for a more simplified living and Gen Y Millennials seeking the “live, work, play” urban lifestyle.

Ziegler Cooper successfully balances and creates synergies between the distinct needs of office, residential and retail developers to design highly profitable projects that command premium rents and are experienced in meeting the design requirements of special planning districts that offer revitalization incentives. They frequently collaborate with other architects, urban planners, landscape architects and graphic designers to create pedestrian-friendly urban environments.

This book not only showcases Ziegler Cooper’s best work in the commercial office, corporate facilities and interiors, commercial redevelopment, and urban residential genres. Additionally, their expertise in master planning, resort-style amenities, hospitality and mixed-use, worship facilities, education, and landlord services are featured. Over 140 projects are highlighted with stunningly reproduced photography and illuminating, informative text.

Ziegler Cooper: 40 Years of Inspirational Design Cover Image
ISBN: 9780997548952
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Published: Visual Profile Books - October 20th, 2017