Google Spruce Goose interior MATT Construction

Google images by: Connie Zhou

Location

Playa Vista, CA

Owner

Google

Architect

ZGF Architects

Project Size

450,000+ sf (interior)
330,000 (site improvements)

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Innovative Google Spruce Goose Design Honored In 2019 Awards Circuit

Google Spruce Goose Playa Vista Tech Campus Receives International Accolades For Its Bold Design

Google’s new 450,000+ sf tech campus in Playa Vista rescued and revitalized a historic wooden hangar originally built in 1943 to house Howard Hughes’ Hercules IV airplane, fondly referred to as the Spruce Goose. The adaptive reuse project has garnered international attention and accolades for its ambitious transformation of the defunct space into a four-story office building that fits the evolving needs of a global tech giant while also preserving as much of the original wooden fabric as possible.

Inside this “building-within-a-building” concept, three levels plus mezzanine flow out along either side of a fully restored central spine that divides the building. MATT’s team also built out two fully rigged, 11,000 sf sound stages within the renovated structure. 

Google Spruce Goose exterior MATT Construction
Google images by: Connie Zhou

Google Spruce Goose Wins Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award for 2019

This annual program, run jointly by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, convenes an elite jury in Vilnius, Lithuania to select the world’s most cutting-edge architectural visions for special recognition at an exhibition held in Athens, Greece. The Google Spruce Goose space, designed by ZGF Architects, was one of only 120 projects out of a vast global pool to receive the prestigious International Architecture Award for 2019.

Google Spruce Goose Named Finalist In Three Categories For Fast Company’s 2019 Innovation By Design Awards

The dynamic adaptive reuse workplace conversion stood out from over 4,300 entries in the competition’s most inundated year to date. Fast Company named the Spruce Goose office hub a finalist in three categories: Most Innovative Workplace Design, Most Innovative North American Design and Most Innovative Architecture & Urban Design.

Google Spruce Goose interior MATT Construction
Google images by: Connie Zhou

Building Design + Construction Jury Honors Google Spruce Goose

One out of only five Honorable Mention recipients and of only 22 projects to be recognized in total, Spruce Goose caught the attention of Building Design + Construction’s 2019 Reconstruction Awards jury for its forward-thinking approach to adaptive reuse.