Once a Motorola facility located on the Discovery Business Center campus, Ditech required a substantial redesign of the exterior aesthetics. The existing structure was one-story with minimal windows and a facade of textured concrete block. The building’s entrance was all but invisible, hidden under a dark brow of masonry behind a low wall of black tinted glass. The windowless southeast facades are the first impression one has upon entering the office park. Accordingly, primary design objectives required a new glazing system for day lighting and a signature architectural corner treatment to announce the building.

An inspiring architectural steel canopy and dramatic two-story all-glass lobby feature breathe new life into the building and the campus. Highly finished metal panels and flush glazing were superimposed over the old skin to create a sophisticated new hi-tech expression for the building - accented with architectural frames, courtyards, profiled metal panels and a rich contrasting palette of silver, gray, corporate green and white with striking blue insulated glazing. The transformation has received regional accolades and has become a brand standard for Discovery Business Center.

2017 AZRE RED Award Best Infill Project

  • Location: Tempe, AZ
  • Client:Ditech
  • Team:Richard Drinkwater | Tom Zandler | Kristen Valente | Patrick St Clair | Kelly Brown | Stephanie Petri | Eugene Spiak | Arnold Orozco | Scott Marshall | Jane Yoon | Leesa Hiller
  • Date: 2016
  • Services Provided:Architecture | Interiors | reFORM
  • Size: 171,000 sf