• 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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CO is excited to share that the University of Arizona Health Sciences Innovation Building was awarded a 2021 AIA California Honor Award!

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Discover the tactile, terracotta facade and state-of-the-art academic spaces at The University of Arizona’s Health Sciences Innovation Building via Metropolis Magazine.

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Environmental stewardship and sustainability are inextricably interwoven into CO’s design process as we seek to create buildings that will stand the test of time. We are thrilled our efforts have landed us at #27 in the ENR 2020 Top 100 Green Buildings Design Firms!

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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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Metal Construction News featured UC San Diego’s Tata Hall for the Sciences! With insulated glass panels, the aluminum and glass shading system creates a dynamic facade that varies in transparency depending on the angle. Check out the article on page 40.

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  • We are happy to announce that the @UCLA Pritzker Hall Modernization earned a 2021 Design Excellence Citation from t… https://t.co/Alln9wC1x7

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  • RT @HenselPhelps: Congratulations to our Hensel Phelps + @COArchitectsLA team on the UCI Medical Center Irvine Groundbreaking! This project…

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  • Have you registered for @FacadesPlus LA yet? COworker Phillip White presents "Midcentury Modern Meets Contemporary… https://t.co/WyaH8Wj2xs

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Virtual Festival of Facades | August 11, 2020

CO Associate Principal Alex Korter of will be delivering his presentation titled “Client | Climate | Craft – Place Specific And Performance-Driven Facades” at the VFOF event on August 11, 2020.

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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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