CORPORATE FACILITIES

TNDPA's Professional Planners and Landscape Architects have planned and designed more than eighteen million square feet of corporate campuses in the northeast. Our work includes development feasibility studies including zoning analysis, campus master planning, preparation of entitlement/construction documents and landscape and lighting plans. Our corporate gardens have included recreational facilities, exercise trails, outdoor dining terraces, amphitheaters for training and events, rain gardens and a variety of courtyards for the enjoyment of employees throughout the New York/New Jersey region.

 

Lucent Technologies Administrative Headquarters

Warren Township, New Jersey
Client: Lucent Technologies
Architect: Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum, PC

With AT&T's breakup, Lucent selected the King George Road site for their campus. Tim Delorm, Principal Planner and Landscape Architect prepared the master plan, secured site plan approval and design of the 250-acre property. The 1.5 million square foot campus occupies the wooded hillsides and upland meadows of the site affording the preservation of wetland and stream corridors. Structured parking was employed to minimize disturbance and realize the desired office program. Three development zones were created and unique garden amenities created to support employees providing business break out areas and recreational opportunities.

Woodland, meadow and pond gardens were created with a mix of indigenous and ornamental plants. A stone amphitheater on the hillside above the pond is used for continuing education. Stormwater is collected in the pond near the meadow building. Trails navigate the ponds perimeter that was planted using a bio-log media to ensure aquatic and emergent plants withstood wave action as they took root.

Tim Delorm, Principal Planner & Landscape Architect prepared the plan while with EDAW, Inc.


Lucent Headquarters
Grounds View
Permeable Pond Walk
Amphitheater

Capital One Headquarters

Richmond, Virginia
Client: Capital One Financial Corporation
Architect: Hillier Group

Capital One’s success as a leading information technology company dictated the need for 8,000 new hires in the Richmond market. Approximately 2,000,000 square feet. of office space was needed to house new staff.

The master plan responds to Capital One’s corporate goals and culture, as well as the site’s landscape ecology. New facilities are organized along ridgelines overlooking Broad Branch Creek and its tributaries. A high priority was placed on preservation and regeneration of habitat links and implementation of sustainable design practices.

Sustainable techniques employed include handheld GPS for specimen tree protection and building location; protection of habitat corridors as the organizational framework for the master plan; wood reuse strategy; native plant materials, and bio-swales/in-swale water quality management systems.

Tim Delorm, Principal Planner & Landscape Architect prepared the plan while with EDAW, Inc.


Capital One Dining Terrace Garden
Front Porch Shelter
Woodland Walk
Recycled Wood Detention Dam

GTE Training Center

Stamford, Connecticut
Client: GTE Corporation
Architect: Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum, PC

In 1973 Architect Victor Bisharat designed the GTE Headquarters over a parking garage. Visitors entered the building through the garage at a time when Stamford was not an walkable city. By the 1980’s the city transformation was well underway and GTE decided to create an inviting public face on Washington Boulevard. The facade of the garage was removed to create a modern entry lobby, filled with natural light. A panelized blue tile wall system replaced the drab precast of the garage.

The renovation created a public arrival plaza of equally modern style. Finely detailed in cut stone, custom metal fabrication and glass, the visitor was welcomed by a modern drop off and entry canopy. The arrival was defined with custom polished blue pearl granite and milled aluminum bollards emitting a thin band of light through narrow vertical slits onto the pavement.

Tim Delorm, Landscape Architect prepared the plan while at HOK, PC.


onference Center Landscape
GTE Conference Center Aerial View
Private Dining Garden
Upper Pond Landscape