Wald, Ruhnke & Dost Designs National Geographic Headquarters

9 February 2010 (Last Updated February 9th, 2010 18:30)

Wald, Ruhnke & Dost Architects has designed the National Geographic School Publishing's new headquarters in Monterey, California, US. The US commercial architectural firm collaborated with Hallmark Construction for the scheme by integrating many green features. The 20,000

Wald, Ruhnke & Dost Architects has designed the National Geographic School Publishing's new headquarters in Monterey, California, US.

The US commercial architectural firm collaborated with Hallmark Construction for the scheme by integrating many green features.

The 20,000ft² eco-friendly office space is the largest private commercial project in line with Monterey's new standards for sustainability.

The practice designed a CLASS A tenant improvement design plan, and submitted selections of interior finishes and materials to Hallmark's construction experts and NAI BT – a commercial real estate network in Northern California.

The scheme utilised adhesives, paints and finished materials which are environmentally friendly, low-emitting green seal products.

The existing building structure is reused in accordance with an indoor air quality management plan outlined by the United States Green Building Council.

The scheme offers maximum energy efficiency for the maintenance of HVAC and lighting controls.