Category: Architecture

Year: 2014

2995 Middlefield

Palo Alto, CA

Hayes Group Architects


Patrik Argast

2995 Middlefield

The goals for the new building were to provide welcoming neighborhood retail, to reinforce the mid-town commercial district, and to incorporate sustainable building features and materials to respond to site forces and environmental factors.

The feature two-story glass facade facing Middlefield Road gives the building a presence on the street where a forecourt provides space for gathering. Deep overhangs and sun-shading devices reduce solar gain and encourage an indoor-outdoor use of the building. A pitched roof creates a tall north-facing window that allows natural light to suffuse a second floor office space. The project is targeted for an LEED-CS Silver rating.

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