Pacific Shores Center

Redwood City, California

Adjacent to the Bay, Pacific Shores is a next-generation corporate campus designed with work/life balance and sustainability in mind. The vision was to integrate offices, recreation, and nature. A multi-disciplinary collaboration resulted in the evolution of this urban office complex, where employees are happy and productive because they can take waterfront walks, work out, shop, eat, play sports, socialize, and enjoy large expanses of open spaces with connections to local trails. With a focus on the bay-side site, the project restored 135 acres of wetlands, incorporated grassy swales to naturally filter storm water and planned for a Marine Biology Building to educate people about the site’s natural environment.

project features

  • 1.5 million-sf R&D and office development
  • 107-acre corporate campus
  • ten buildings, three to five stories
  • 50 acres of parks and landscaped recreational areas
  • 1,500-seat outdoor amphitheater
  • athletic club

awards & recognition

  • SV/SJ Business Times Structures Award, Project of the Year, Architecture and Design
  • SV/SJ Business Times Structures Award, Green of the Year
  • National Commercial Builders Council (NCBC) Awards of Excellence, Merit Award
  • SAMCEDA Award of Excellence
  • Building Interiors’ Citation of Excellence Design Award

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