Arup Joins NBBJ in Designing New Corporate Building for Samsung

       Arup Joins NBBJ in Designing New Corporate Building for Samsung

History of design collaboration results in third project for South Korean
electronics giant

PR Newswire

LOS ANGELES, April 25, 2013

LOS ANGELES, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Arup, a multidisciplinary
engineering and consulting firm with a reputation for delivering innovative
and sustainable designs, announced today that it has collaborated with NBBJ, a
global architecture firm, to design the new 1.1M SF building for Samsung
AHQ(DS), located in California's Silicon Valley. The project will be pursuing
LEED® certification.

Samsung's new campus will consist of a 10-story office tower building with
research facilities, a clean room, a data center, a cafeteria pavilion and a
9-story parking garage.

Included in the design of the office tower are an eco-friendly collaborative
workspace, open garden floors, on-site fitness center and yoga space, and an
extensive courtyard. The facade for the open plan office configuration has
been designed to maximize the use of daylighting, taking advantage of the
courtyard's access to sunlight, while reducing solar gain to create a healthy,
productive workplace interior. The structural design enables the ground and
the garden floors to remain column free on the East and West sides by
integrating cantilever and bridge elements in the office floors between.
Additional technical features of the project are anticipated to include
low-energy mechanical systems, thermal energy storage, the use of innovative
LED lighting technology, and low-flow water fixtures.

Arup is providing structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, civil, and
facade engineering, as well as acoustics, lighting, vertical transportation,
sustainability, fire and life safety, parking and risk consulting services for
the project. Currently in the construction document (CD) stage, ground is
expected to be broken in mid-2013 with an estimated project completion date of

Arup has worked extensively with NBBJ on prior projects that have involved
light and airy indoor and outdoor spaces similar to Samsung's new building.
The firms have partnered on additional Samsung projects, most notably the
Electronics R&D Center and the Training and Learning Center, both in Suwon,
South Korea. In addition, Arup and NBBJ worked collaboratively to design the
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Headquarters in Seattle, Washington.

About Arup
Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world's most prominent
projects in the built environment and across industry. Its engineers and
consultants deliver innovative projects across the world. Arup opened its
first US office 25 years ago, and now employs 1,000 in the Americas. The firm
was founded in 1946 with an enduring set of values that fosters a distinctive
culture, intellectual independence and collaborative approach. The people at
Arup are driven to find a better way to deliver better solutions for their
clients. (

Media Contacts
Susan Shelby, FSMPS, CPSM             Rebecca Maloney, LEED
                                                                             AP, CPSM
Rhino Public Relations       Arup
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