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Point Richmond Tech Center
Office Development
Point Richmond, CA
Interactive Resources provided all site and master planning, architectural, structural and interior design services for the 120,000-square-foot first phase of this 50-acre master development. The Center provides a campus-like setting for research and development uses, with flexible floor plans and lease dimensions suitable for growing businesses in cost-effective structures.

Master and site planning for this project included vacating a city street and assembling several parcels (including the purchase of one parcel at a public auction), acquiring air rights, undergrounding utilities, and incorporating an existing 40,000 square foot, one story tilt up building characterized by unrelieved expanses of blank wall into a redesigned 75,000 square foot building. The existing building was wrapped in steel trellises and brightly colored roofs to add color, shadow and texture, and metal awnings, trellises and green tinted glass provide design elements while reducing energy consumption. The project focuses on a graceful landscaped plaza containing reflecting pools, gazebos, and a 40 foot tall steel sculpture. The Point Richmond Tech Center and Interactive Resources won the 1990 National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP) Grand Award for design excellence.