PROJECT Westgate Center
CLIENT Federal Realty Investment Trust
SCOPE Landscape Architecture & Illustration
LOCATION San Jose, CA
STAGE Completed 2013
BIOREGION Mediterranean: Central California Coast

The Westgate renovations center around the civic heart of the mall – the new main entry plaza. New architectural elements and outdoor dining ring the plaza, while sweeping native landscape beds create an outdoor living room with a custom light sculpture and communal dining space. New palm trees and modern swaths of planting grace the entrances, while around the mall colorful ornamental pots and benches carve out spaces for people to gather. Existing street plantings were replaced with colorful, drought tolerant swaths to reduce water usage at the site.