Sustainability

As architects and designers, we quite literally shape the urban environment, which impacts the environment, our health and inevitably our way of life. With sustainability services at RDC, it is our opportunity to develop creative solutions to achieve a result that goes beyond having a neutral impact and eventually a regenerative one. Each typology offers a variety of opportunities to improve energy performance, increase health and equity and responding to specific local climate adaption needs. Integrating sustainability begins with a local climate analysis and stakeholder engagement and continues throughout the entire design process. Whether it’s taking advantage of passive cooling and façade specific shading and thermal mass or maximizing outdoor space with 100% native and drought tolerant landscape, each step provides opportunities to lessen our portfolio’s carbon footprint.

Laserfiche

Location: Long Beach, CA

Sustainability and Health and Wellness: Our design team worked closely to get to know the staff’s operational and programming needs.

To support a healthy work environment and productivity, the Laserfiche team is pursuing WELL Platinum certification. Design strategies include increased ventilation, high performance air filters, a wide variety of indoor and outdoor restoration spaces dedicated areas to support.

RDC Urban Office

Location: Long Beach, CA

The adaptive reuse of a former Nordstrom Rack, the office layout allows numerous creative teams to utilize one shared space. Providing staff with adjustable desks and fluid stance boards promote standing and proper posture.

A portion of the building’s service dock has been transformed into an urban garden featuring green walls, salvaged orange city trees, a fire pit, outdoor seating and large scale murals. A peaceful respite for employees, the space also functions for social gatherings and community events 

The office wellness program to incorporates fitness classes and clubs such as cycling, running and yoga, and installed a DIY basketball court in the back patio. The firm has also partnered with a local cross-training gym to offer classes and through the local bikeshare program, staff receives 150 minutes free ride time per day. These initiatives promote fitness, culture and community engagement. 

Horton

Location: San Diego, CA

Sustainability and Health and Wellness: Our design team worked closely to get to know the staff’s operational and programming needs.

To support a healthy work environment and productivity, the Laserfiche team is pursuing WELL Platinum certification. Design strategies include increased ventilation, high performance air filters, a wide variety of indoor and outdoor restoration spaces dedicated areas to support.

Featured Projects

Horton

San Diego, CA | Mixed use

Laserfiche

Long Beach, CA | Workplace

RDC Urban Workplace

Long Beach, CA | Workplace