Downtown West

Google San Jose

KPF is part of a world-leading architecture and planning team enriching the grand vision of Google’s Downtown West Mixed-Use Plan, which reimagines a transit-oriented neighborhood to reinvigorate the western edge of Downtown San Jose for future growth — envisioning a connected hub of activity that builds on the city’s cultural and ecological roots and draws from its diverse identity and innovative spirit to reflect an authentic San Jose.

The Diridon Station Area Plan (DSAP) plan established a long-term goal to create a mixed-use urban destination encompassing approximately 240 acres in Downtown, anchored by an expanding intermodal transit station — slated to become the largest multi-modal transit hub on the west coast.

Google, as project sponsor, is working with the City, public agencies, and local community to help bring this vision to life. Downtown West spans approximately 79 acres within the DSAP planning area. The transit-oriented development — comprising largely office, residential, and active uses intermixed with one another — creates an integrated urban setting. Downtown West’s open space consists of approximately 15 acres of parks, plazas, green spaces, mid-block passages, riparian setbacks, and trails. Additionally, Downtown West includes improvements to the public realm that optimize connections to nearby regional transit services, enhance local walkability, and improve cycling linkages to adjacent neighborhoods and regional trails.


San Jose, CA, USA


Google, Lendlease


SITELAB urban studio (Mater Planning + Urban Design), Heatherwick Studio, (Architecture), Grimshaw Architects (Architecture), Fougeron Architecture (Architecture), Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB) (Architecture), SHoP Architects (Architecture), Architectural Resources Group (ARG) (Historic Resources), West 8 (Landscape Design), Sherwood Design Engineers (Civil and Infrastructure), HMH Engineers (Civil), H.T. Harvey & Associates (Ecology), San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) (Ecology), Integral Group (Design Analytics), David J Powers (Environmental), Kier & Wright (Surveyor), Prior + Partners (Urban Design and Station Integration), ARUP (Rail, Transportation, and Sustainability), NelsonNygaard (Transportation), Johnson Aviation (Aviation), Applied Wayfinding (Signage)


Mixed-Use, Public Realm, Residential


42,735 m2 / 460,000 ft2

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Project Type:Mixed-Use
Project Location:Americas