Office open space
PROJECT LOCATION: Mountain View, California
SIZE: 13,000 sq. feet
ARCHITECT: WRNS Studio
PROJECT TYPOLOGY: Campus / Open space / Courtyard
ROLE: Project manager and lead designers
*A Creo Landscape Architecture project
What began as a brief to design a security fence along the perimeter of an existing lawn, quickly morphed into a more complex project to provide increased amenity for the staff of the adjoining office building – which was in the process of a retrofit led by WRNS Studio.
The project goals were to design a courtyard for outdoor meetings and dining, with an area for exercise classes. Playing with the comic book theme of the interior design improvements, Alexandra Harker and Nicki Copley designed and developed two concept options and a series of fence options. In both options, the exterior improvements were carefully designed to preserve and highlight the existing mature Sycamore trees. All new planting was regionally native and low water use. One concept was selected to move forward and was documented for construction.