FACADES

  • Facades

    We create performance-driven and innovative facade solutions that enhance new and existing building envelopes.
  • Our Work

    Our approach to building enclosures is environmentally responsible, resilient and reflective of culture, climate and place.

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Meet our Leaders

We believe in creating facades that positively impact the building’s occupants, and the surrounding context.

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Alex Korter Arnold Swanborn Raymond Yang
  • We transform building enclosures from static elements to integrated building systems that respond to each project’s unique requirements.

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Cal Poly Pomona’s goals to provide a performance-driven, welcoming, transparent and effective student services center were met with thorough CO’s design solutions. The Student Services Building‘s iconic, undulating roof – the fifth facade – was conceptualized and designed as the building’s primary passive performance driver.

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Construction Specifier describes how CO Architects and Helix Architecture+Design balanced the use of glass, metal and brick to create an iconic presence on campus; the KUMC Health Education Building features a four-story glass ‘lantern’ box design glazed with high-performance glass.

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Discover how the design for the new California State Polytechnic University-Pomona Student Services Building embraces its context and climate in Metropolis Magazine‘s latest article.

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Facades+ LA  | November 14, 2019

CO Principal Fabian Kremkus will be presenting “Reducing the City’s Carbon Footprint Through Facade Design” at Facades+ in Los Angeles on November. 14, 2019.

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A look into the design process for the east facade of the Health Sciences Innovation Building at the University of Arizona, and how design changes can be made quickly in a fast-track project when information is fully coordinated with the entire project team.

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CO’s design for these iconic, copper-clad education and research “sister buildings” on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus is featured this month in Metal Construction News. Learn why CO chose copper for the Sonoran Desert-inspired design of the Health Sciences Education Building and Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building for the University of Arizona- Phoenix.

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Located on the northern border of Downtown Phoenix, Arizona, sits a new medical research building for the University of Arizona. The 10-story Phoenix Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building (BSPB) joins CO’s preexisting Health Sciences Education Building on the Biomedical Campus. The design of the building’s facade is intended to blend into the Arizona desert landscape with folded and perforated copper panels.

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