Pathline Park is a five-phase tech industry commercial development in the heart of Silicon Valley comprised of 1.3 million SF of office space divided between 12 buildings across 42 acres. The landscape design intent was to create a varied and dynamic set of communal spaces situated amongst existing 100-foot-tall redwood trees that encourage working and relaxing beyond the confines of the buildings.
In a nod to Silicon Valley’s agricultural heritage, the project includes dozens of 110-year-old locally sourced Mission Olive trees. The park serves as a sanctuary from office life, and from the ever-present traffic and congestion of the South Bay. The project’s central organizing is a meandering path line, dotted with lush, native planting, which encourages connections between landscape and buildings, and unifies the campus with its coastal canyon character. Benches made from redwoods harvested on-site provide areas for respite and viewing areas for the several outdoor art sculptures. Outdoor amenities such as workstations and seating areas further encourage integration from the various tenants, adding to the campus-like character.