Great America Commons

Updating an Aging Office Park

An integrated team of LPA designers transformed Great America Commons in Santa Clara, Calif., from an underutilized office park into a lively social atmosphere with opportunities to connect with nature. The renovation added exterior recreation and social spaces, while supporting a collaborative and professional workplace. Amenities include an outdoor conference room, outdoor extension to the fitness center, amphitheater, half-court basketball, putting green, BBQ & bar area, and ‘the Meadow’ an exterior space to unplug and relax in native planting and site furnishings at the heart of the development. The entrances to the buildings also received a facelift during the renovation, with new glass canopies and signage for improved wayfinding. The lobbies were renovated with warm materials such as wood paneling and soft lighting to create an inviting atmosphere for tenants and staff.