The roughly 100-acre Toyota site will have a giant footprint in a densely packed neighborhood known as Legacy West, a 240-acre mixed-use development on land surrounding the headquarters of retailer J.C. Penney.
Toyota said it plans to pursue LEED Platinum certification for the headquarters buildings. That is the highest level of certification awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council, a nonprofit that promotes environmentally friendly designs and construction practices.
The designs developed by Corgan include parking decks and office buildings that can support solar panels, and water features to collect and store rainwater for irrigation, Toyota said.
“We also want to ensure our new headquarters supports Toyota’s commitment to the environment through sustainable, environmentally sensitive and state-of-the-art design, materials, features and efficiencies,” Lentz said in the statement.
David Undercoffler contributed to this report.