Residential, Urban Mixed-Use

The Pierce

San Jose, California

This dynamic mixed-use development is designed to satisfy a growing demand for transit-oriented, urban living. Located in the SoFA arts district near downtown San Jose, this in-fill development helps define and frame a gateway into downtown from the south. Accessible by light rail, the 232-unit development aims to appeal to young, urban-minded tech workers who work in downtown San Jose and adjacent Silicon Valley.

The development fronts three streets and responds to each of its varied edges with different architectural expressions. Along the commercial street, the building’s facade features angled bay windows that focus views toward the rapidly developing contemporary downtown. Along another street, the building adopts traditional forms and re-uses existing brick and timber from the buildings that were previously on the site. The remaining facade terraces down in height from eight to five stories and functions as a transition to the existing residential neighborhood. Parking for cars, motorcycles, and bicycles is provided at levels one and two, tucked behind the two-story retail space. An enclosed outdoor plaza includes a pool, seating areas, and barbecue area.

Sares Regis Group of Northern California
234 Units, 1.9 Acres
Residential Units, Live-Work Studios, Fitness Center, Wi-Fi Cafe, Gallery
Swimming pool, Recreational Center, Private Screening Room, Fitness Center, Internet Café, Bike Room
Feasibility Studies, Full Architectural Services (Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Document, Bidding & Negotiation, and Construction Administration)
Structures Award for Best Mixed Use Project, 2014
Targeting LEED Gold
Project Delivery Method