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4500 N 1st Street Lobby

San Jose, CA

Gemdale USA hired BCCI for the design-build renovation of the main office and elevator lobby at 4500 N. 1st Street in San Jose, whereby BCCI completed both the design and construction. To differentiate the property from other Silicon Valley office buildings, the client aimed to attract tenants with an urban oasis feel. The lobby design highlights the site’s location, where the business corridor bustle meets the natural marsh and salt ponds of the San Francisco Bay. As visitors enter, they first see a vibrant two-story preserved moss wall installation inspired by the colors and shapes of the nearby salt ponds. Natural materials like concrete and wood are celebrated, and geometry created by the floor finishes and overhead architectural gestures guides visitors towards the bank of elevators. Additionally, an accent paint treatment was applied to the building exterior so that the property was more visible from the nearby freeway.

Architect: BCCI
Project Size: 2,500 sf
Date Completed: January 2021