Planning   Urban Design   Landscape   Architecture

RivermarkSanta Clara, California

Located within 95 acres in the prestigious Santa Clara Valley and the former Agnew’s Hospital site, Rivermark at Santa Clara includes 11 unique neighborhoods, a 16 acre elementary school, two 7 acre community parks and eleven neighborhood pocket parks and two Recreation Areas. Retail and commercial facilities have been planned to provide a self sustaining community linking pedestrians to the various restaurants, retail shops, parks and school though a network of paseos, trails and pedestrian corridors. Entry Monuments were designed to include a variety of recycled materials including corten steel panels and stone walls and are intended to establish a hierarchy of entries to the community and the neighborhoods. A well conceived mix of native and Mediterranean plant material was specified for sustainability, low water use and low maintenance.

Note: This project was completed while the designer was employed as the Senior Associate for vTA