PROJECTAspect Communications
CLIENTAspect Communications, William McDonough & Partners
SCOPELandscape Architecture
STAGECompleted 2001
BIOREGIONMediterranean: Central California Coast

At Aspect Communications World Headquarters in San Jose, California architecture and landscape alike celebrate the Coastal California climate by blurring the line between indoors and out. This state-of-the-art, sustainable project redefines the relationship between building and landscape and between nature and community doubling the campus size while creating a healthy, urbane work environment and a new corporate identity that is both high tech and green. Sustainable site strategies included site groundwater infiltration, an emphasis on eco-intelligent materials, water conservation techniques and climate responsive choices, building on McDonough’s “Cradle to Cradle” philosophy and APDW’s “systems thinking” approach.