Merit Award

San Jose Environmental Innovation Center

San Jose, CA

SWA Group

Lead Landscape Architect: Bill Hynes

The San Jose Environmental Innovation Center integrates a diverse range of uses. Located on a redeveloped brownfield site in an industrial neighborhood, the center is a hub of green building and services in the community. A used building supply retail store, incubator research office space, city environmental services offices and a countywide household hazardous waste collection facility share a five acre site designed for flexible day to day use while also accommodating special events. The site design is a prototype for responsible site development showcasing a myriad of sustainable design features and technologies including an interpretive art piece referencing the agricultural heritage of the area.