The 16 acre Menlo Gateway project is transforming a dated industrial complex into the new gateway to Silicon Valley. Developed by Bohannon Development Company in two phases, the first phase is anchored by Hotel Nia, an 11 story, hotel with 250 guest rooms. The corporate campus also features 20,000 sf of event space and an 8 story, 200,000 sf office building that is home to Facebook employees.
To enhance the mixed use campus, the Watry team designed a 1,040 stall parking structure that will house a state of the art fitness center. The garage incorporates park on ramps and a valet speed ramp to the fourth level of the structure. To humanize the structure, the shear walls incorporate eye-catching public art in the form of dichroic glass that changes colors depending on lighting.
The developer is seeking LEED Gold certification. LEED points were achieved through project features such as a secure Class 1 bicycle parking facility, which includes lockers and showers for users who bike to work. The facility also features 32 EV charging stations, with infrastructure to add 32 more.
To maximize charging capabilities, a valet service rotates vehicles through each station. Of the structure’s 1,040 stalls, 8 percent are reserved for carpools and clean-air/ low-emission vehicles. A network of pedestrian and bicycle pathways were incorporated into the campus’ design. Facebook implemented a bike-sharing program to encourage employees to ride to their destinations around campus.
The second phase will feature 494,664 sf of office space supported by two parking structures with a total of 1,494 stalls.
- Owner: Bohannon Development Company
- Design Architect: Heller Manus Architects
- Contractor: Webcor
- Project Status: Phase 1 completed 2018
- Parking Stalls: 1,040
- Levels: 7
- Total Sq Ft: 307,900
- Project Status: Phase 2 - Construction
- Parking Stalls: 1,494 (2 structures)
- Levels: 7
- Total Sq Ft: 481,700 (2 structures)