sketch by Ray Kappe FAIA

Venture Capital Office Headquarters

The new headquarters in Silicon Valley is for a venture capital firm that incubates start-up, green technology companies. Demountable walls and adaptable technology infrastructure are provided to allow easy re-configuration of space as the needs of growing young companies evolve. Wood screens and trellises shade the glass box thereby allowing transparent interior views of roof gardens while improving energy performance.

The building is made of pre-fabricated steel modular construction and building components to reduce on-site activity on the tight, infill lot and the corresponding disruption to surrounding neighbors.

Aerial photography of the Flight 93 National Memorial site
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Aerial photography of the Flight 93 National Memorial site
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What a great building! It turns the corner from what could have been a typically corporate and monotonous office space into a surprisingly refreshing environment with drama.

—2014 Institute Honor Awards for Interior Architecture Jury

PROJECT INFORMATION

Owner: 2128 Sand Hill Road LLC
Commissioned: 2006
Completed: 2012 

TEAM MEMBERS

Paul Murdoch
Milena Murdoch
Eric Cunningham
Kin Lee
Luv Khot
Victor Garcia
In association with Ray Kappe, FAIA

PRESS

Venture Capital Office Headquarters shortlisted for the 2014 WAN Commercial Award
Venture Capital Office Headquarters honored with IALD Award of Excellence + Sustainability
Venture Capital Office Headquarters on the cover of Contract's May issue
Paul Murdoch Architects receives a 2014 AIA Institute Honor Award in Interior Architecture for the Venture Capital Office Headquarters
Paul Murdoch Architects receives a 2013 AIA California Council Merit Award in Architecture for the Venture Capital Office Headquarters
Venture Capital Office Headquarters on Arch Daily
Paul Murdoch Architects receives a AIACC Merit Award for Architecture for Venture Capital Office Headquarters
Oficinas Venture Capital / Paul Murdoch Architects
WoodWorks announces its 2015 Wood Design Award Winners
To Achieve a Seamless Transition from the Outside-In, Only Wood Will Do
Paul Murdoch Architects
Venture Capital Office Headquarters, Paul Murdoch Architects, Kappe Architects Planners
Industry Group WoodWorks Honors 16 Projects Framed by Timber
2013 AL Design Awards: Venture Capital Office Building, Menlo Park, Calif.
Venture Capital Office Headquarters / Paul Murdoch Architects
2014 AIA Institute Honor Awards for Interior Architecture
16 stunning wood buildings win 2015 Wood Design Awards
Shortlisted at World Architecture News/WAN Awards

 

RECOGNITION

2014 AIA Institute Honor Award in Interior Architecture 2013 AIA California Council Merit Award in Architecture
2013 IES Lumen West Award of Excellence
2013 IES Edwin F. Guth Memorial Award for Interior Lighting Design, Award of Excellence
2013 AL Magazine Light & Architecture Design Award, Commendable Achievement
2012 Approved for LEED © Silver U.S. Green Building Council

 
 

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