200 Hamilton

Palo Alto, California

A unique opportunity on a prominent corner in Palo Alto, 200 Hamilton perfectly blends contemporary and traditional architecture. The use of zinc, stainless steel and glass transform traditional details giving the building a modern edge. Sweeping third-floor terraces wrap the building allowing for indoor/outdoor work environments. The tower element becomes a colonnade at the ground floor providing dining opportunities for retailers, punctuating the streetscape with activity. The clock towers distinctive glass-block skylight comes to life at night welcoming visitors to downtown. As part of the city’s ongoing efforts to restore the historic fabric of downtown, the project included rehabilitation of the adjacent Birge Clark building and Victorian Home.

project features

  • 27,000-sf, three-story building
  • two restored, adjacent historic structures
  • context sensitive design
  • blends contemporary and traditional architecture
  • eye-catching clock-tower