San Rafael Corporate Center

San Rafael, CA
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Directly adjacent to the downtown core and near a county-wide transit center, the award-winning San Rafael Corporate Center is a gateway project for the City of San Rafael. Arriving from San Rafael's town center, the Corporate Center's two public plazas form the civic edge of the campus while tower elements mark major entrances. The campus' buildings are sited to respond to the town context, create varied courtyards with distinct characters and provide a series of softer outdoor spaces.

Together, these design elements weave a rich and varied office environment that enhance the city, create a wonderful workplace and address the pragmatic issues of the commercial office market. While facades suggest traditional architecture of the region, details and proportions are modern, allowing the two styles to complement one another. The contextually sensitive design incorporates a nearby creek, wetland and bike path adding a natural component.