San Jose, CA
Client: PayPal and JLL
Continuing its commitment to innovation and interaction, PayPal refashioned its San Jose corporate campus to cultivate firm culture, ecology, and habitat post-COVID. RELM’s design accentuates Northern California’s native landscape, preserving old-growth trees, and adding dynamically tactile understory plantings to create flexible, outdoor office spaces, large and small. Stained IPE decking and pergolas add to the project’s visual terrain, while a restored living system pond and new plantings increase biodiversity.
Amplifying the beauty of the North Bay was essential. By employing naturalistic palettes of native plantings and IPE wood decking and pergolas, dynamic vignettes of hard and soft scape anchor programming and use.
CULTIVATING HEALTHY PLANTINGS
PayPal had a mature canopy. But they lacked viable, understory plantings which we employed in addition to naturalizing those in their onsite water features. The result: a lushly tactile landscape, one that has dimension, seasonality, and experienced at different datums.