Bank of Italy

The historic 14-story Bank of Italy building in Downtown San Jose has been one of the city’s most notable landmarks since 1926. This iconic building hasn’t seen major upgrades in more than 40 years and is set to receive its biggest renovation after being dormant for years. The top-to-bottom revamp of the tower will transform it to become a mix of workspace, retail, and cultural space under the Westbank and Dillabough plan.

Kier + Wright first started working on this building in 2004 for the subdivision for condominium purposed project in 2004. K+W’s previous history with the building allowed for a smooth transition when starting on the vast renovation project.

Kier + Wright provided surveying services for this high-rise tower located at the corner of North First Street and East Santa Clara Street. K+W’s survey scope included 3D scanning and modeling of both the interior and exterior to create as-builts of the entire building. The 3D modeling created a high, accurate model for future development and remodeling completed in 2020. The as-builts will be part of the archives for future remodeling projects.

K+W’s surveying services for the Bank of Italy project provides the foundation for future Tenant Improvement projects and allows for a smoother process when dealing with the historic building shell.

The Bank of Italy building is located near a proposed entrance site for the downtown San Jose BART Station.

Project Location

Bank of Italy
San Jose, CA

Market Sectors
  • High-Rise
  • Mixed-Use
  • Retail
  • Office
  • Changing the Skyline of DTSJ
Image Credits

Bjarke Ingels Group

  • Historic Landmark built in 1926.
  • 3D Scanning + Modeling of both interior + exterior of the building to create as-builts.
  • Project site located near a proposed entrance site for the downtown San Jose BART Station.