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Reimagining a Silicon Valley Tech Campus

The Central & Wolfe Campus
Sunnyvale, California, USA

“One of the more interesting office projects ever proposed in Silicon Valley”

Silicon Valley Business Journal

The design for The Central & Wolfe Campus creates a futuristic new campus in Silicon Valley.

HOK’s team embraced the vision of developers Landbank, Cassidy Turley and CB Richard Ellis to transform an existing 20-acre business park into a futuristic tech office campus. The buildings, which feature open floor plans, will be easily divisible for tenants.

The relationships between buildings and open space are inspired by the dynamic relationship of converging biomes in the Santa Clara Valley. Each of the three four-story office buildings will feature an internal courtyard designed for year-round use with pedestrian pathways connecting all facilities and outdoor spaces. A two-story, standalone amenity building features cafés, banking, athletic courts, retail and restaurants.

The central quad features an open plaza, detailed landscaping, public art, a 500-person sunken amphitheater, a large dining terrace, outdoor pavilions and café chairs and tables.

Conveniently located between the Lawrence and Sunnyvale Caltrain stations, auto courts and a designated shuttle depot provide pedestrian drop-off areas. Once they arrive, employees can navigate all areas of the campus internally without accessing city streets.

With a target of LEED Platinum certification, the team is currently exploring options that would move the campus closer to net zero energy use.

“Our philosophy was simple,” said Scott Jacobs, CEO of Landbank. “Design a campus that would deliver an exciting, enhanced and enjoyable user experience. In this case, the users include companies, their employees, surrounding communities and Mother Nature.”


LEED-NC Platinum anticipated


770,000 sq. ft. / 71,535 sq. m.


Interior Design
Landscape Architecture
Master Planning
Sustainable Design


Amount of site area preserved as open space by eliminating surface parking


Square feet of rooftop gardens


22 May 2015
“Placemaking Can Keep Suburban Office Competitive”
Urban Land Institute

17 February 2015
“Biophilia Grows in Silicon Valley”

15 October 2014
“Landbank’s Curvy Campus Gets Sunnyvale’s Nod”
Silicon Valley Business Journal 

30 September 2014
“Rethinking Silicon Valley”
The Architect’s Newspaper 

9 July 2014
“CoreNet Examines Tech Firms’ Space Needs in Silicon Valley”
The Registry

20 June 2014
“What is the Future of Office Design? Tower v Campus”
onoffice Magazine

8 May 2014
“Meet the Next Building That Will Try To Blow Silicon Valley’s Mind”
LA Times

11 February 2014
“Tech Startups Will Go Crazy for This Futuristic Campus In Silicon Valley”
Business Insider

6 February 2014
“First Look at Central & Wolfe’s New Silicon Valley Campus”
Curbed SF