• Facades

    We create innovative facades that reimagine existing building envelopes and advance the form and function of new construction. While considering appearance and context, the firm designs facades with leading-edge technologies that play a crucial role in building performance and operational cost-effectiveness.
  • 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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ENR Southwest awarded The University of Arizona‘s Health Sciences Innovation Building a 2020 Best Project in the Higher Education/Research category! CO and Swaim Associates partnered with Kitchell to deliver this state-of-the-art facility in Tucson, Arizona. 

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CO is honored to have the University of Arizona Health Sciences Innovation Building on the 2020 World Architecture News Awards shortlist in the Facades category. Check out the full list.

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GB&D Magazine features the new Cal Poly Pomona Student Services Building, which streamlines student and administrative functions in one easily accessible location while exceeding energy efficiency goals in the hot desert climate.

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Featured in Inhabitat, the Student Services Building at Cal Poly Pomona catches the eye with its wavy, standing-seam aluminum roof with perforated metal overhangs that vary from 5 to 28 feet in depth.

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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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