commercial office building with outdoor room
       
     
commercial office building and shared courtyard
       
     
residential building
       
     
residential courtyard
       
     
residential building
       
     
commercial office building with outdoor room
       
     
commercial office building with outdoor room

the overarching goal of the proposed project design is to create a vibrant, mixed-use setting that benefits the immediate neighborhood and downtown palo alto as a whole. 

the driving factors n the architectural design come from 3 primary urban design concepts:

1. commercial presence: the commercial avenue is emphasized as a vibrant, mixed-use commercial street.

2. residential identity: the more residential street is enhanced through the inclusion of residential units scaled to the street with porches, front door entries and architectural step backs.

3. shared courtyard: the connecting courtyard between the commercial and residential buildings is used to connect on-site uses together and to knit the development into the surrounding neighborhood through the provision of a unique public / private space.

commercial office building and shared courtyard
       
     
commercial office building and shared courtyard
residential building
       
     
residential building
residential courtyard
       
     
residential courtyard
residential building
       
     
residential building