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The Architect’s Newspaper Announces Google’s Plans for a New Campus in San Jose

KPF is part of a world-leading architecture and planning team contributing to the new campus, known as Downtown West.

The plans transform a large area near Diridon Station into what “will be open, integrated, and mixed-use with a considerable amount of space (more than half) earmarked for public open space and parkland, housing, and other non-Google-related uses,” writes author Matt Hickman.

Downtown West includes over 7 million square feet of office space, 4,000 units of housing, and 15 acres of parks, plazas, and green spaces, as well as 500,000 square feet of retail, cultural, education, and hospitality programming.

The piece also highlights the project’s focus on sustainability, noting that “a majority of the development will be easily navigable by foot or bike and the neighborhood’s two dozen-plus new buildings will nearly all rely on solar and other means of renewable energy.”

SITELAB urban studio led the urban planning of the project, and KPF is one of several firms contributing to the design of buildings on site. To read more about the project in The Architect’s Newspaper, please click here.