University Square in East Palo AltoMar 28 2017 · 0 comments · NISHKIAN MENNINGER, Office/Commercial ·0
2100 University Avenue in East Palo Alto was recently featured in the Silicon Valley Business Journal. The 210,000 square-foot office building features a four-story atrium with impressive skylights – an aesthetic designed by San Francisco-based Korth Sunseri Hagey Architects (KSHA). The expansive open floor plan paired with a warehouse aesthetic and an outdoor terrace has proven attractive to tenants. It has been confirmed that tech-giant Amazon will lease the entire space and fill it with 1,300 employees. This will increase the number of jobs in the city of East Palo Alto two-fold. The project has stirred much discussion about gentrification of the small city on the Peninsula – East Palo Alto’s Mayor commented on the impact the project could have not only on the city’s revenue, but also on the cost of housing.
The four-story concrete office building is connected to a six-story parking structure by a two-story bridge suspended one story above the ground. Both the office building and the parking structure utilizes concrete shear walls.
The general contractor for University Square is Devcon Construction and the developer is The Sobrato Organization.
For more information about the project, please visit: http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2017/03/22/amazon-scoops-up-university-square-in-east-palo.html?ana=e_sjo_bn&u=q0hFpWnjiaOOg2k6iyXpZw0cc4406e&t=1490391765&j=77722911
For a video-rendering of the project, please visit: https://vimeo.com/124629180