On May 14th Mike Hickok joined the three other national winners of NAIOP’s Office Building of the Future competition in Minneapolis to discuss their concepts that won the competition. Hickok Cole’s proposed building skin that responds to heat and light again drew interest from the crowd. The architects agreed on a vision of the future workspace that is narrower (averaging 60-65 feet wide) and column-free, allowing for maximum floor plate flexibility and daylight penetration. The four winners’ presentations are summarized here.
Metropolis Magazine’s blog, Point of View, featured a series of five articles which chronicled Hickok Cole’s design process as they visioned the Office Building of the Future. Articles were written by Mark Ramirez, Elba Morales, and Michael Hickok, FAIA. Continue reading