Menlo Place, Menlo Park
Prior to renovation, this site was an outdated corporate campus of four two-story buildings serving a range of tenants. The landscape consisted of lawns and curving paths, with few usable exterior spaces for social activities or communal gathering. The design reconceptualized the landscape as an element of equal importance to the buildings with its own striking, timeless identity.
The renovated landscape also provides a clear, readable framework for moving cars and people.
Within this context, new spaces for social activities, contemplation and inspiration are defined by curving lines of planting and landform. Custom sculptural elements make subtle connections to the distinctive San Francisco Bay environment and support the site’s new visual identity.Menlo Place received a Merit Award in the general design category from the Northern California American Society for Landscape Architects.