The Atlas technology office campus features an outdoor “paseo”, a green corridor growing within the negative space created when one mega structure was separated into two stand-alone buildings. The 40-foot-wide paseo takes advantage of the exposed structural beams connecting the buildings, using them to support vibrant shade sail structures woven with string lights. The shade sails define three wood-deck courtyards and infuse them with warm tones of colorful filtered sunlight.
The courtyards house a café hugged by a living wall, an entry plaza, and a barbecue hub. An angular meandering path lined with stone water features acts as to connect the individual spaces, widening at intervals to feature meeting gardens, an outdoor living room with media wall, and an amphitheater/outdoor movie theater that wraps the end of the building and terminates at an outdoor terrace with canyon views. A perimeter loop trail combined with the fitness center encourages personal health and wellness, which results in a more productive work day.
The paseo design is a great example of how outdoor amenities in an office complex can improve the working environment. The space is constantly filled with tenants at the coffee bar, on lunch breaks, in outdoor meetings, socializing, or simply relaxing in the garden rooms.