650 Live Oak
PROJECT LOCATION: Menlo Park, California
SIZE: .7 Acres
ARCHITECT: Brick Inc.
STRUCTURAL: MAR Structural Design
CLIENT: Minkoff Group
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: South Bay Construction
PROJECT TYPOLOGY: Mixed-use/ Public open space
ROLE: Project manager and designer
STATUS: Completed in 2020
*A Creo Landscape Architecture project
650 Live Oak is a mixed-use housing and office space project that provides 17 housing units and 25,420 square feet of office space, and features a publicly accessible community park in addition to outdoor circulation and gathering spaces. Alexandra Harker was the project manager and designer from schematic design through construction administration and Nicki Copley assisted with the design and detailing of the park seating. The project is intended to demonstrate how Menlo Park can increase urban density while maintaining quality open space. Scope included all landscape, including the public park, street frontage, private patios, and 3rd and 4th floor roof garden spaces. More than half of the project at grade is over a subterranean parking structure. The project was awarded a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver rating, in part due to the amount of permeable landscape area designed into the project.