Gateway Tower470 S. Market St.
San Jose, CA 95113
Design Achievement – A major retail district in the 1800s, SoFA (South of First Area) gradually evolved into the arts and entertainment destination for which it is now known. The changing demographics have made the neighborhood one of the most attractive to young, first-time homebuyers. DLR Group|KwanHenmi’s design will introduce a new typology while paying homage to the context that enables it. The residential / commercial development will provide high-end housing above modern, street-level retail. Two historic storefronts will be restored and integrated into the design, preserving an element of the existing, street-level experience. Compartmentalization below—aided by the historic facades—and the texture above tie the various elements of the design to the scale of the existing buildings; Gateway Tower itself is far larger, in line with the recent and planned developments in the area. While the intended resident is tech oriented, the project will reflect the the arts-oriented community that revitalized SoFA in that latter part of the 20th century.
Scope Summary - Gateway Tower is a planned 390,000-SF, 25-story, mixed-use luxury high-rise in the heart of Silicon Valley. With a key location near downtown San Jose and the San Jose Convention Center, residents will be close to various high-profile companies. Notably, the new Apple Campus is under construction just a few miles away. Additionally, SoFA and downtown San Jose feature many options for dining, entertainment, and shopping that appeal to those seeking a modern urban experience. DLR Group|KwanHenmi is and will be providing architecture, design, and construction administration services.