ABOBE

Client : Adobe System Europe
Location : Edinburgh
Value : £15 million
Completion Date : September 1999

Awards : Winner of EAA Silver Medal 2000

LB were first commissioned by Adobe Systems (Europe) Limited to design the headquarters building on site D3 at Edinburgh Park. The 15 million building occupies a prime site on Edinburgh's premier Business Park. Construction commenced in June 1998, 6 months after Lee Boyd were first commissioned to design the project. The building was completed in September 1999 and was subsequently fitted out for Scottish Equitable.
The plan form of the building was conceived as a central entrance core with flanking office accommodation on either side of this core. Two feature 'bookend' stairs on the north and south sides of the building further enhance the architectural form. By splitting the office accommodation into two distinct parts, it was possible to provide maximum flexibility for future occupants.