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Pearl Place Google Boulder Campus

The design of Google’s Boulder, Colorado campus seamlessly integrates the urban environment with its natural, surrounding landscape.

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Project Details

Project Partners
Tryba Architects & Saunders Construction, Inc.
Owner
Forum Real Estate Group
Location
Boulder, Colorado
Completion Date
Area
330,000 ft²
Sustainability
Targeting LEED Gold Certification
Pearl Place Google Boulder Campus in Colorado. © Tryba Architects
Pearl Place Google Boulder Campus in Colorado. © Tryba Architects
Pearl Place Google Boulder Campus in Colorado. © Tryba Architects

Designing Into the Natural Landscape

The design of the first phase of Google’s Boulder campus intends to integrate into the natural landscape and fit within the urban context. The 4.29-acre campus bisects a natural waterway with two connected buildings featuring expanses of glass to interact with the surroundings. The site links with local bike paths.

We provided structural design services to Tryba Architects and Saunders Construction for the first two of a planned three-building campus, which was completed in 2017.

Highlights

  • Phase one enables Google to increase its Boulder workforce from 340 to nearly 1,500 employees. It consists of 200,000 square feet of Class-A core and shell build-to-suit office space. Phase two calls for an additional 130,000-square-foot office building.
  • The four-story, post-tensioned concrete structures feature low floor-to-floor heights to stay within the city’s height restrictions.
  • The campus includes a 12,000-square-foot cafeteria with a full kitchen, an 8,000-square-foot fitness room with showers and lockers, a 4,000-square-foot assembly area for “Tech Talk” programs.
  • Below-grade parking conceals space for 620 cars.
  • The campus is designed to achieve LEED Gold certification.

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