This new urban technology office campus in the heart of downtown San Jose incorporates a mix of highly sustainable and unique site design features. The site includes extensive walkways, plazas, and varied pedestrian connections to Park Avenue, Almaden Boulevard, South Market Street, and West San Fernando Street, creating a truly iconic and transformative design that allows intricate and flowing mid-block pass thru connections that span the entire site and provide a multitude of landscaped gardens and outdoor spaces.
The development includes six interconnected 19-story office towers, an 85,000 SF Wellness Center, flexible workspaces, restaurants, and 2.3 acres of sky parks. The glass-lined office towers include unique two-story connecting bridges. The amenity-rich campus will also include six levels of underground parking.
K+W is providing on-site and off-site civil and survey services for the 8+-acre and 3.8 million square-foot campus development. Off-site civil engineering scope included the relocation of existing utilities to transform Park Avenue to a paseo with multiple mid-block crossings. The utility plan required a logistically challenging relocation of AT&T’s primary duct bank that originally ran directly through the project site. Housed in a concrete casement, re-routing the 32-conduit utility corridor down Almaden Avenue and then back over to connect to Park Avenue required a considerable clash-detection design effort to not only provide space for the main utility infrastructure, but to also allow the adequate accommodation of all pedestrian, traffic and public transportation related design considerations within a dense urban core.
The LEED Gold targeted project is part of the City of San Jose’s vision to transform Park Avenue from a vehicular boulevard to a pedestrian-friendly garden street providing designated bike crossings and raised bike paths to promote sustainable modes of transportation fit for a modern urban tech campus. K+W’s design efforts have been instrumental in laying the groundwork for the successful completion of this new work-life high-rise development within the heart of downtown San Jose.