Orchard Commons, San Jose
Thuilot Associate’s objective was to re-conceive Orchard Commons, an industrial park in San Jose, as a multiple-use outdoor retreat space for a six-building, 14-acre office complex. This 70s-style office park has been transformed into an elegant campus that is ecologically sensitive and fully ADA accessible.
Connectivity between buildings has been maintained while creating opportunities for solitude. The landscape feels spacious due to its simplicity. The new, accessible path system provides universal access while flowing through graceful ramps and curves. The sense of discovery is enhanced by shifting view corridors as one moves through the spaces.