Landscape Architecture

Takeda Pharmaceuticals, University City (UTC)

In collaboration with LPA, the McCullough team recently completed this beautiful campus for the new tenants, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company. The new office, located in the biotech cluster of UTC, was transformed from an old, tired office park into a fabulous environmental and architectural experience. Takeda wanted to have an environment that takes cues from the surrounding areas, maximizes the magnificent views and provides a lot of outdoor space for their employees to meet and be inspired.

Working closely with the client, Alexandria Real Estate Equities and architecture firm LPA, McCullough developed a native-plant palette that will grow into a lush and vibrant landscape. We created many pockets that serve as gathering spaces or “outdoor conference rooms.” Positioned along a trail that winds around a lush planted basin, they offer incredible views of the area. A large field is situated along the main entry walkway for employees to play sports, exercise or hold outdoor events. This reflects the company’s value of providing facilities for employees’ physical health and well-being. Our environmental planning focused on the intelligent management of stormwater to increase sustainability throughout the property. An explosion of chaos and color draws people through the landscape, inviting them to linger and coalesce with nature.

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  • Project Address:

    9625 Towne Centre Drive

    Project Owner/Developer:

    Alexandria Real Estate Equities

    Owner Contact Name/Email:

    Steven Pomerenke

    Project Architect/Designer:

    LPA & McCullough Landscape Architecture, Inc.

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