Silicon Valley “Structures Awards” Honor Bay Meadows
Each year, the Silicon Valley Business Journal honors some of the most impactful projects and people in Silicon Valley real estate and development. We’re pleased to report that Bay Meadows is blushing – awarded with not one, but two recognitions at SVBJ’s Annual Structures Awards.
Field House won the top spot for Best Market Rate Residential Project and SurveyMonkey’s next home, Station 4, was named finalist for Speculative Project of the Year. The esteemed publication highlighted all honored projects in a recent issue. See the excerpt below and read on for the full story on the Business Journal’s site.
Market-Rate Residential Project of the Year winner: Field House
By Nathan Donato-Weinstein
Wilson Meany and Stockbridge Capital, the partners behind the Bay Meadows mixed-use redevelopment in San Mateo, faced a big task when designing the community’s first apartment complex: Come up with a project that establishes its own sense of place, but will also work well — or “interact,” in planner jargon — with nearby buildings yet to rise.
The result is Field House, a 108-unit project with a different look from multiple angles. In eight buildings, rising from two to four stories, the BDE Architecture-designed project offers flats and townhomes wrapped in a contemporary — but not austere — aesthetic, full of interesting textures, finishes and flourishes.
“With Field House, we were trying to get that nuance in the façade that helps Bay Meadows feel like a community that was developed over time,” said Janice Thacher, a partner with Wilson Meany. “It’s more expensive, more complicated. But we think it’s the fine-grain attention to detail that makes Bay Meadows unique.”
Speculative Project of the Year finalist: Station 4
By Nathan Donato-Weinstein
There are many assumptions that come into play when a developer and financial partner decide to construct an office building on spec. For Wilson Meany and Stockbridge Capital, a major one was this: Tech tenants need to see it to believe it.
“Knowing you’ve broken ground, and you’re going to be able to deliver, makes it a lot more real,” said Janice Thacher, principal at Wilson Meany.
To wit: In October, the partners broke ground on Station 4, a 210,000-square-foot building at Bay Meadows, their 80-acre master-planned village in San Mateo. It’s the first — and largest — of five planned office buildings there, located across from the Hillsdale Caltrain station.
The vibrant Bay Meadows Town Square will be the ideal gathering place with ground floor retail, outdoor dining, pop-ups and more. Modeled after European plazas, it will serve as an energetic and dynamic urban core with plenty to keep you occupied. Once Caltrain is electrified, the platform will be elevated and grade separations will be installed on 31st and 28th Avenues, which means the Town Square will be the perfect place to relax outside for a glass of wine or an ice cream after a day of shopping at Hillsdale Mall.