PARADIGM Structural Engineers, Inc. recently broke ground on a much anticipated Adobe Data Center in Hillsboro, Oregon. PARADIGM’s expertise in Mission Critical Facilities, including Data Centers and Life Science Production Facilities is extensive. Our common focus and expertise on Higher Education, Hospitality and Seismic Renovations means that we are able to address projects with cost effective and intelligent solutions.
The Adobe project represents yet another exciting project for PARADIGM in 2012 and stands as Adobe’s first data center facility constructed specifically and solely for their use. Designed to blend into the landscape and architecture of the progressive City of Hillsboro, this facility neighbors the “Up-streaming Video Project” for Intel designed by PARADIGM 13 years ago, and sits adjacent to the D1X Fab Plant.
The Adobe building consists of a total of 87,800 gsf. The center consists of three main areas: a Data Hall, Office, and an Enclosed Generator Yard and was intentionally designed to allow for a future expansion of those key areas. The Data Center features the incorporation of an in-door/out-door reinforced concrete shear wall supporting the office space, concurrently acting as aresisting element for wind and seismic loads in the east-west direction. Adjacent and perpendicular to this wall an integral skylight in the office area adjacent to the Data Hall is located to maximize natural light into the space between the office and Data Hall, while also functioning as part of a building separation between the two structures.
The selected mechanical systems include roof-mounted Air Handlers adapted with an integrated selected cooling system. Also noteworthy: the data floor incorporates “Hot Isle Containment” for the return air, requiring a relatively sophisticated interstitial level to support the containment structure, lighting, mechanical ductwork and conduits.
PARADIGM brings a wealth of experience in accurately predicting problems and coming up with innovative solutions for our clients. Please contact us to discuss how we can partner together on upcoming projects.