PROJECT VF Outdoor
CLIENT VF Outdoor + SRM Associates
SCOPE Landscape Architecture + Illustration
LOCATION Alameda, CA
STAGE Phase I: Completed Summer 2012; Phase II: On the Boards
BIOREGION Mediterranean: Central California Coast

VF Outdoor is the flagship division of “Fortune-500” North Carolina based VF Corporation. The company manufactures North Face, Vans, and JanSport. The five building plan includes four two-story office buildings an “amenities” building with a cafe, employee fitness center, and conference facilities designed by FME Architecture + Design. The plan also includes an organic, edible garden; a butterfly garden; climbing facilities; waterfront trails; wind turbines; and a solar grove parking lot. The vision is for a highly sustainable, off-the-grid campus integrated within the company’s global environmental goals that include exploration and stewardship of the earth. This entailed maximizing the outdoor experiences for work, play and health with the creation of a great lawn. The lawn is used for product testing, outdoor exercise, small and large gatherings. The VF Outdoor campus received a LEED Platinum certification and is a certified Bay Friendly Landscape.