Toyota Motor Sales South Campus Expansion

Torrance, California

Toyota’s South Campus Expansion is the first privately developed office campus in California—and the largest private facility in the U.S. at the time—to receive the LEED-NC Gold certification by the USGBC. Toyota wanted to bring together divisions of the company that were occupying buildings outside of its 135-acre corporate headquarters site. Because of its corporate commitment to sustainability, the company chose LPA to design two, three-story buildings totaling 625,000 square feet.

Providing architecture, landscape architecture and interior design services, LPA worked to integrate Toyota’s corporate philosophy—which emphasizes comfort, efficiency, social and environmental values—into a high-quality office facility. The open office floorplan with glass-enclosed perimeter in both buildings gives more than 90 percent of the natural daylight. The outdoor space creates a variety of meeting and gathering spaces for employees to collaborate and engage. Sustainable design elements such as photovoltaic panels, efficient plumbing and irrigation systems and vehicle charging stations were included to meet LEED Gold certification.

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