Designboom — "Studio Gang's 'Terraine' for Westbank Campus Will Reshape the Urban Sprawl of San Jose"

Unveiling our second project for the Westbank campus in San Jose, Terraine will provide much-needed housing while working with Arbor to create a highly sustainable, live-work neighborhood. Employing a mass timber hybrid structure, the building will also target Zero Net with low embodied and operational carbon.

"The two buildings — separated between their residential and workspace programming — will share resources, energy, and a public realm along the level of the street. The urban intervention will activate the neighborhood and generate a lively sidewalk life. Terraine will further Westbank‘s efforts toward an overall initiative that will achieve net zero carbon or even carbon positive. Both Terraine and Arbor are climate responsive structures, designed to be highly sustainable and to adapt to varying environmental conditions on different sides of the site."

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Aesthetica Studio

"Terraine will be a residential-focused project that not only compliments our Arbor workspace project next door, but will help address the fundamental challenges of balancing office with housing in Silicon Valley. Our aim is to help create this balance, while also responding to climate change."

— Andrew Jacobson, Westbank



Fast Company — "Sprawl Ruined Silicon Valley. Can World Class Architecture Fix It?"

"In the heart of Silicon Valley, where the landscape is dominated by self-contained tech campuses and low-density car-oriented urbanism, a major new development is bringing in a team of world-class architects to add a collection of mixed-use projects to downtown San Jose."

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