Silicon Valley Glass HQ Wins Structures Award

Posted by Megan Toeniskoetter
Sep 17, 2020 | Keywords: Award  Morgan Hill  


Toeniskoetter is excited to announce that the new Silicon Valley Glass headquarters building won the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s Structures Award for the Build-to-Suit Project of the Year. The annual award recognizes stand-out projects in Silicon Valley real estate.

In his video acceptance speech at the Journal’s virtual awards ceremony, Brad Krouskup, President and CEO of Toeniskoetter Development, Inc. said, “I want to thank the Silicon Valley Business Journal for recognizing our build to suit project in Madrone Business Park. I also want to thank our partners, Jason and Linda Goyette at Silicon Valley Glass, as well as the City of Morgan Hill, and the Toeniskoetter Construction team for the great work they are doing. We really appreciate the award and the recognition.

The building is located in Madrone Business Park in Morgan Hill and is currently under construction. It is being developed under a joint venture partnership between Toeniskoetter Development, Inc., and the soon-to-be tenant, Silicon Valley Glass. The benefits of such a partnership are a long-term lease for Toeniskoetter Development and an equity stake in the project for Silicon Valley Glass, as well as a new headquarters built to suit their office and manufacturing needs.

One of the unique design features of the building is that it is a pre-engineered steel building, and its innovative design offers several advantages. First and foremost, the building is free span, which means no columns to interfere with design options. With 2 ½-inch thick insulation built into the metal panels, the building also exceeds Title 24 energy codes, a collection of energy standards that address energy efficiency in new buildings. In addition, the pre-fabricated steel structure allows for faster construction time and reduced cost.

“That was a big plus for us,” says Jason Goyette, president of Silicon Valley Glass. “The open space leaves us free to develop the manufacturing space to our specifications.” 

The 31,172 square-foot structure was designed by ARC TEC, and the building has a polished, contemporary feel just right for its setting. It features office space suitable for

Silicon Valley Glass’s new headquarters as well as a large manufacturing space. Construction is still underway and is slated to be complete in early 2021.

This is the second time that one of Toeniskoetter’s buildings has been recognized by the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s Structures Awards. 3303 Scott Boulevard won the Structures Award for Speculative Project of the Year in 2015.

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