Former Rouse Company Headquarters
Columbia, MD | 2010
The former Rouse Company Headquarters Building, a four story, approximately 150,000 sf office building designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry, is located at the Lakefront Core in Columbia, Maryland. The building is architecturally distinct and articulated as a rigorously organized, clean and white box, dubbed “an elegant warehouse” by Gehry. Terraced setbacks and wooden trellises add to the unique character of this office building, and trim or decorative elements are substituted by a remarkable richness and depth of materiality.
Krueck+Sexton Architets conducted in-depth study of the building by analysing the Buildng Vision, Community Connectivity, Vitality, Environmental Perforamace, Accessiblity, Authenticity and Reversability. We worked with the owner, General Growth Properties, to develop criteria for acceptable alterations to the buiding's exterior and function to support the long-term life, flexibiltiy and existence of the building.