Independence, Menlo Park
As the first phase of a new high-tech campus, the primary goal of this landscape project was to seamlessly link an eight-story office building, adjacent parking garage, café, and fitness center. A unifying materials palette, bold forms, and elegantly simple planting scheme organizes the site’s complex constraints into a dynamic arrangement of comfortable plazas, walkways, and street frontage.
Stylistically different from the architecture, the landscape creates usable spaces that complement yet function independently from the site structures. The project is certified LEED Gold.
The Northern California American Society for Landscape Architects honored Independence Drive with a Merit Award for Design.