March 1, 2019— BCV Architecture + Interiors was hired to design the brand-new 24,000-square-foot retail center at Mission Park in Santa Clara, California. The project will add a variety of retail and food & beverage offerings, providing a much-needed social hub that is walkable and amenity-rich.
The 46-acre office campus in the heart of the Silicon Valley exemplifies the evolution of retail and growing trend of suburban urbanization in the area— transitioning from a spread-out and disconnected region to an increasingly dense and community-oriented one. In fact, three office buildings were razed to accommodate the new retail center, an almost unheard-of phenomenon in a tech hot spot where the demand for office space is becoming insatiable.
Hired by developer, Washington Holdings for their unmatched commitment to understand the local culture and context of each project, BCV’s design will add five single-story retail buildings, ranging from 1,300 to 1,700 square feet. The addition will incorporate a vibrant mix of outdoor gathering space and open, inviting architecture.
As people- and forward-thinking workplaces- are increasingly focused on wellness and connection to nature, BCV utilized wood as a prominent design element to create a welcoming and calming environment with light, airy spaces to allow nearby workers a place to take a break and clear their minds. The design will create a sense of place, providing a much-needed social hub for the abundance of nearby employees where many offices feel isolated and insular.