SAN FRANCISCO–(Business Wire)–
KMD Architects, a San Francisco-based firm providing exceptional healthcare,
hospitality, academic, commercial and corporate architectural services,
continues to grow its portfolio in 2010 and hit key milestones with projects
around the globe.
“Looking at this year and beyond, KMD Architects finds itself at the forefront
of forward-thinking design,” said Robert Ludden, Principal at KMD Architects.
“From a sustainable LEED Platinum certified civic project in San Francisco, to a
state-of-the-art medical center in South Korea, to a luxury resort in Morocco,
our collaborations bring blueprints to building reality around the world. Our
hallmark remains incorporating innovations that result in energy and work
efficiency while leveraging design excellence.”
KMD`s history of mission-driven design and state-of-the art innovation has
distinguished the firm for more than 40 years. A sample of current KMD`s
Pier 27 International Cruise Terminal
Location: San Francisco, CA
KMD/ Pfau Long Architects` schematic design of San Francisco`s International
Cruise Terminal at Pier 27 builds on one of the Port of San Francisco`s
strongest maritime business lines and represents a strategic investment in the
Port`s infrastructure. The LEED-certified cruise terminal will allow cruise
ships to berth emissions-free. The project includes a new two-acre Northeast
Wharf public plaza serving the people of San Francisco and the Bay Area.
Construction is anticipated to commence the second quarter of 2012 and be
completed by 2014.
Kiemyung University Medical Center
Location: Daegu, South Korea
This 1.2 million square-foot, 1,000-bed hospital is an addition to the busy
Keimyung University Hospital Medical Campus in Daegu, Korea. KMD is designing a
space for the relocation of a medical school, nursing college and a medical
science and research building – from Dongsan Medical Center to the Keimyung
University Sungsuh Campus. When completed, it will be one of the leading medical
centers both in quality and physical scope in this country. Anticipated
completion is 2014.
Atlas Garden 4 Resort Morocco
The Atlas Garden 4 Resort in Morocco, currently under construction, fronts an
18-hole championship golf course with unobstructed views to the Atlas Mountains.
The hotel design features architecture that utilizes traditional materials to
create a contemporary design. Individual three and four-story buildings are
strategically arranged on the site to provide all units with direct views while
also maximizing unit-to-unit privacy. The property is configured with 184
guestrooms, each with the ability to lock-off into two independent units
resulting in a maximum count of 368 units. The property also includes delicately
designed pools, a specialty restaurant and a modern fitness facility.
Anticipated completion is 2014.
Public Utilities Commission Building
Location: San Francisco, CA USA
The LEED Platinum KMD design for San Francisco Public Utilities Commission`s new
administrative building reflects the highest level of focus on sustainable
strategies. The 13-story, 277,500 square-foot construction will implement
renewable energy, water conservation and recycling components throughout the
building. In addition to using solar panels to harvest the energy from the sun
and incorporating a wind turbine tower on the façade to generate electricity,
the building is designed to maximize natural daylight to create a healthy and
productive work environment. Anticipated completion is 2012.
Shasa Corporate Office
Location: Toluca, Mexico
Winner of the 2009 Interior Design Award from Conde Nast, KMD`s designed Shasa`s
corporate office to reflect the spirit of Shasa´s bold and sassy women`s wear
brand. KMD designed the access to the building as a catwalk with an abundance of
color that represents passion for fashion and passion for work. The backbone of
the 16,125 square-foot project is a great wall that connects open spaces and
private areas. Scattered in different areas are “casual collision meeting
points” that promote spontaneous and informal meetings to reflect the dynamism
of the company. The motif also utilizes recycled elements of design, composed
with thread reels and reclaimed cardboard tubes. KMD Architects completed the
building in 2009.
About KMD Architects
Since 1963, KMD Architects has combined innovation and creativity to provide
healthcare, academic, commercial and corporate architectural services. KMD has
offices in Mexico City, Portland, Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles, and
has completed projects in more than 30 U.S. states and 20 countries around the
world . The firm has won more than 200 design awards, including forty from the
American Institute of Architects in the past two decades.
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