This new urban park and plaza located on the headquarters campus of Workday, a leading provider of enterprise software for finance and HR, creates a public gateway to Pleasanton and the greater Tri-Valley region.
HOK’s planning and landscape architecture team collaborated with Workday, the City of Pleasanton and Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) to support the ongoing development of this transit-oriented development.
The landscape installation transforms a parking lot next to a BART regional transit station into a welcoming, publicly-accessible outdoor space. Everyone arriving at the campus—whether by public transportation, bicycle or automobile—can access and engage with the park’s sustainable natural resources.
The native, self-sustaining landscape celebrates the identity of the iconic California foothills while supporting resilience in the dry climate. New parklands, trails and outdoor amenities connect more than five acres of open space. Sculptural landforms and seating areas link the park design to the surrounding Tri-Valley foothill topography.
The project includes landscaping for a new police services station, bicycle channels and expanded bicycle parking.
This sustainable investment in the region’s public transportation system reduces reliance on automobiles and cuts carbon emissions. Durable, low-maintenance materials found in the plaza include stainless steel on all structures and railings as well as FSC-certified wood on seating. All concrete has recycled content, and energy-efficient LED lighting minimizes light pollution.
Learn more about the Workday Campus and Innovation Plaza in HOK’s 2021 Design Annual.