Toyota Motor North America Headquarters
Award of Merit
Owner: Toyota Motor North America Inc.
Developer: KDC Real Estate Development & Investment
Lead Design Firm: Corgan Associates
General Contractor: Austin Commercial
Civil Engineer: Kimley-Horn & Associates Inc.
Structural Engineer: L.A. Fuess Partners Inc. (Buildings); AG&E Structural Engenuity (Parking)
MEP Engineer: Telios
Landscape Architect: OJB Landscape Architecture; Pacheco Koch
Project Manager: JLL
HVAC/Plumbing: The Brandt Cos. LLC
As one of the largest-ever Texas projects to attain Platinum LEED certification, this 2.1-million-sq-ft headquarters incorporates a 20,000-panel solar array, the largest in the state owned by a non-utility.
Included in the $40-million campus are eight main buildings featuring 12 acres of glass facade. A massive basement complex connects all of them. Its four garages each contain 10,000-gallon reservoirs, which can collect up to 400,000 gallons annually of graywater for irrigation, saving 11 million gallons of potable water. Outside, there is a test track, and landscaping features include a brook running between the buildings and a wetland preserve.
The HVAC and plumbing team used BIM and two prefabrication facilities to reduce onsite manpower requirements by 20%. Another software tool, Predictive Solutions, helped ensure safe working conditions, resulting in 450,000-plus hours worked on the project without any recordable accidents.
Delivered within budget, the campus required just 27 months from start to on-time completion in September 2017.