Sunnyvale is a central location where the biggest companies in the tech industry gather. Google, Apple, Amazon, LinkedIn, and Microsoft are just some of the notable firms that have decided to call this Santa Clara city home. Helping these companies and other local ventures design modern and technologically advanced spaces are some of the best commercial architects in Sunnyvale.
The firms here are multi-awarded, multi-affiliated, and have projects that are constantly featured in industry magazines. These architects are highly commended by developers and contractors that dominate the building and design community.
435 Jackson St., San Francisco, CA 94111
Blitz collaborated with Google to redesign the technology giant’s open office building in Sunnyvale, the Hygge at Scale. The work was divided into two phases, the first one covering 400,000 square feet and the second was 326,000 square feet. One of the goals of the transformation was to deliver a workplace that encourages collaboration, innovation, and focused work. Another major goal was to provide the company’s different teams with their own spaces that come in distinct designs. A unifying design allowed the overall project to have consistent adherence to the building’s palette and material themes.
The firm’s 12+ years of practice has also produced similarly unforgettable projects that are constantly featured in regional and national publications, such as Forbes, New York Times, San Francisco Gate, and Interior Design Magazine. Under the leadership of principal architects Mellisa Hanley, American Institute of Architects (AIA), and Seth Hanley, the firm has worked with notable companies from a wide array of sectors. Aside from its partnership with Google, the firm was also chosen by Youtube and Comcast to complete some of its architecture and design projects.
RMW Architecture Interiors
30 E. Santa Clara St. Suite #200, San Jose, CA 95113
RMW Architecture Interiors was commissioned by Yahoo! to design and masterplan its 806,000-square-foot corporate headquarters in Sunnyvale. The buildings are precast concrete. Materials such as glass, metal highlight its modern architectural inspiration. The bright yellow purple accents are a nod to the client’s world-renowned brand colors. The work was one of the structures that set the standards in today’s high-tech campus design trends. The self-contained campus, completed in 2001, offers amenity-rich spaces that provide the tech company’s employees with opportunities and structures that encourage creativity and work-life balance. Included in the planning and construction are several small cafes, a fitness center, a cafeteria, game rooms, training rooms, and green spaces for outdoor fun.
For over 50 years, the firm has completed projects of the same complexity and architectural magnificence. The Northbay Business Journal and Engineering News-Record are witnesses to the firm’s continued success in the commercial industries and other markets that it serves. Principal architect Stanley H. Lew, AIA, leads the firm’s everyday practice.
Restaurant Design Concepts San Jose
595 Park Ave. Suite #302, San Jose, CA 95110
Restaurant Design Concepts has led some of the newest urban transformations in the region through restaurant designs and architectural work. One of its projects is the Galeto Brazilian Steakhouse in Oakland. The client wanted a commercial space that provides a high-end and comfortable group dining experience to its patrons. The open dining interior layout of the restaurant features warm palettes and natural wood and stone materials. Highlighting floor tiling, brick walls, and a featured wood fire grill from Brazil, the interior design pays tribute to the brand’s traditional, old-world influence of Brazilian churrasco.
True to the firm’s name, its architecture, construction management, and interior design services cater to the region’s restaurant and hospitality sectors. Jeff Young, the company’s founder, and current vice president leads the firm’s over 55 years of practice.
HPC Architecture, Inc.
2216 The Alameda, Santa Clara, CA 95050
HPC Architecture led the design team to develop the City Sports Center in Sunnyvale. The facility houses modern amenities for training and hosting sports events. One of the highlights of this architecture is an indoor pool that features tall, large glass windows that visually expand the space and let in ample daylight from the compound’s bright outdoors. Floor-to-ceiling glass walls also connect the pool area to the building’s major areas. Its minimalist, symmetrical, and thick-walled facade are set in neutral palettes of beige. The building’s form and choice of color tones let the structure to seamlessly be one with its surrounding architectural and environmental context.
Projects for other market sectors can be found in the firm’s extensive portfolio. Principal architect Steven Cox leads the firm’s over three decades of practice. Under Cox’s guidance, the firm has produced works of architectural significance, some of which have been commended by the AIA and the region’s design community.
1288 Kifer Rd. #206, Sunnyvale, CA 94086
LPMD Architects was commissioned by developer Berryessa Property LLC to design a retail and commercial center in San Jose. Covering 50,400-square-foot of space, the Berryessa & Jackson will be a primary commercial location for dining, shopping, and working. These spaces are designed for interaction and socializing. Construction of the property is currently in progress. Once completed, the facility will cater to the surrounding communities and their need for modern, safe, and client-centered commercial establishments.
Commercial, mixed-use, and residential architectures are also part of the firm’s extensive portfolio. Leading these design and architectural work are AIA affiliates and principals Jonathan Pang and Anthony Ho. Aside from design, the firm also provides project coordination, compliance assurance, and technical documentation.
Ray House Architect
690 W. Fremont Ave. Suite 9C, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Since Ray House Architect opened its doors to the Bay Area’s commercial, industrial, and residential markets in 2007, it has provided architecture and design services that put emphasis on function, performance, and design. Aside from its work as an architect, it also offers an extensive list of services that include planning and consulting.
An example of its project in the region is a commercial compound that features the indoor-outdoor connection of contemporary architecture. The structure is designed to host dining, shopping, and working environments in the surrounding communities. Green spaces and parking areas for its tenants and patrons are also included in the commercial center’s overall planning.