The renovation of PacTrust buildings 240 and 241 resulted in reinvigorated and reimagined buildings cores, and new connectivity between the two buildings. PacTrust, a real estate development and investment property firm, inhabits the space and was deeply involved in the design and remodeling process.
The buildings are similar, with parallel redesigns focused on creating and activating collaborative space. In each core, the central staircase was opened to the lobby and new amenity spaces, creating a connective communal area. The open space offers a variety of distinct areas with a range of seating and collaborative configurations.
The buildings needed to remain open during construction, and the design team worked closely with PacTrust on phasing. This logistical coordination was important in maintaining egress in the core areas throughout the remodel.