Burlingame Waterfront Development

, Land Econ Group

Burlingame, CA

Exterior render community space
Exterior render community area
Aerial Render buildings on coastline

Page created a plan for the repositioning and redevelopment of a 13-acre site to maximize the market opportunity and create a signature place in the heart of the tech-rich region of Silicon Valley. The plan envisioned a multi-building corporate campus totaling 1-million GSF with 3,000 parking stalls, supportive amenity space, waterfront views and links to transit. The planning effort included opportunity identification, analysis of complex site conditions, and visualization of multiple design solutions tailored to provide amenity rich office space in demand by technology clients.

The collaborative approach captured ideas from planning, architecture and landscape architecture, further informed by leaders in market and transportation dynamics. The team took advantage of access to San Francisco Bay and the waterfront views occasioned by the location of the site, while also transforming potential disadvantages, such as a linear configuration, complex regulatory environment and public access requirements, into unique attributes to attract both tenants and the surrounding community.

Through multiple design iterations, Page identified the optimal floor area ratio, total GSF of development, ideal amenity spaces, efficient parking configurations, and attractive sidewalks and bikeway infrastructure. Leasable space was located above levels projected to be impacted by sea level rise and bioclimatic analysis identified sustainability strategies, such as reduced energy use and local energy generation. Further, Page’s strategy used cooperative land agreements, facilitating partnerships to raise the quality of community places and provide an iconic outdoor space. The central plaza was designed to be catalytic with details at every scale, from attractive landscaping and street furniture to sculpted building massing that frames outdoor spaces for comfort and visual impact.

Building Facts

  • 1-Million GSF Multi-Building Corporate Campus
  • 13 Acre Site
  • 3,000 Parking Stalls
  • Supportive Amenity Space