800 NORTH BRAND AVENUE

800 NORTH BRAND AVENUE

Client Beacon Capital
Location Glendale

The owner of this William Pereira-designed tower at 800 N. Brand sought to reconceive of the public plaza as an enhanced amenity space for its tenants, as well as realize the property as an important component in the City of Glendale’s expanding public realm. ⁠⠀
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The new design reorganizes the plaza as a series of distinct garden areas or ‘nests’ defined by a landscape armature below an expansive tree canopy. Articulated seat walls, site specific planting areas, custom shade structures and mixed furniture transform the existing plaza into a sequence of three unique urban spaces focused on gathering, play and dining that will foster and support public life at the northern end of Brand Avenue. ⁠ Each nest has a unique feel with material, planting, and furnishing selections that support its specific program. Each is wrapped in a continuous tree canopy that brings the character of the surrounding hill-scape to the site immersing users in a native planting experience that celebrates to Glendale and the cities of the foothills rather than projecting images of the west side beaches on to a foreign site.