San Jose, California

Situated along a busy corridor in North San Jose, an existing building in desperate need of a new life  is inspirationally improved by integrating a futuristic movement intertwined with warm organic elements. Pathed from street to elaborate entry and experience driven lobby, this transformed space is a future beacon for a myriad of bay area powerhouses.


integrally colored walks stream towards the entry from the busy street, and draw contrast to the detailed metal shingle brows, brass accents, and planter anchored diamond shingle clad decks


a cascading entry gateway surrounded by serrated wood fins and custom fritted glazing all emanate from the same core geometry and concept to create an integrated aesthetic and atmosphere 



the entry stair is both experiential and space generating as the aluminum fins cast deep shadows downward

while creating a canted surface of messaging and depth moving upward


Integrated lighting, wood clad screen walls, skylights, and tapered aluminum wings to guardrails add to the dramatically crafted spaces transforming entry and lobby into an exciting zone for active experiences


Each element creates and captures light and shadow, bringing intimacy and drama to the warmly crafted spaces