LPA provided comprehensive landscape architectural design services to reimagine Cityview Plaza by creating a new exterior look and feel for an existing mixed-use urban destination in downtown San Jose, California, for Equus Capital Partners, Ltd. 

The design focused on two existing underutilized spaces and transforming hardscaped areas into distinct spaces for new program elements, creating useful collaboration zones that take inspiration from the original development's bold orthogonal patterns and form.

The first phase of the project included design for two areas within 3,000 square feet of exterior amenities to provide social spaces with new landscape design and planting including exterior lounging areas with furnishings, enhanced flooring materials, planters and irrigation, and umbrellas. The second space includes a collaboration and dining area with outdoor conference/dining spaces under fabric shade structures, with communal tables, enhanced flooring materials and lighting.

These spaces offer a unique design language while increasing the plaza's function and ability to serve all manner of uses and people from the surrounding city center.

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  • Completed in 2016
  • San Jose, CA
  • 3,000 square feet