San Jose, California
Taking you where you need to be and facilitating your search for, well, everything.
An existing building at the corner of a busy intersection was cleaned, clad, and efficiently upgraded to create a powerful new home for the Google Maps team. New lobbies, communicating stairs, materials, finishes, and spatial developments blend warmth with modernity - and ground this high tech company in a "do no evil" environment that will be home for many years to come.
Stained western red cedar panels compliment the metallic white and burnished gold painted cementitious panels, accentuating the buildings geometry and proportions while creating small moments of canvas like backdrops for well situated plantings.