santa clara, ca / 2016
Nvidia’s “endeavor project” is a bold architectural proposition that relies on the simple concept of creating large continuous floor plates. “The park” is an opportunity to multiply the benefits created inside the building by extending this continuous plane of collaboration outside in an artful composition of inspiring outdoor environments. A set of principles establish an intelligent framework for the design and strategies for the allocation of resource investments in the landscape. A series of 5 systems were created to address the environmental factors and the anticipated site program: landform, circulation, drainage, “sound wall,” structures. A range of micro-climates and planting conditions result to further enhance environmental comfort, create delightful spaces, display seasonality, provide habitats to bird and insect species, and treat storm water.