San Jose, California
Located at the gateway to San Jose’s fast-growing North First neighborhood, @First mixed-use development is home to the 560,000 SF headquarters of Brocade Communications Systems. BCV’s design of the “retail village” center component of the site serves this commercial campus as well as two hotels. Comprised of approximately 73,000 sf of pedestrian-oriented retail and restaurant tenants in 6 buildings, the center is organized around 2 central parking areas. Employing “butterfly” roof forms and exposed steel members, and with the use of a palette of ceramic tile, horizontal ipe planking and plaster, @First Retail strikes a modern aesthetic. Tenant amenities include glass wind-screened areas and an outdoor fireplace to take advantage of San Jose’s mild climate for exterior dining.