City: San Jose
Size: 10,000 square feet
Services: Architectural design services, construction administration
Client: Paul’s Industries
Project Types: Market Ready Spaces, Office/Workplace, Retail/Grocery/Hospitality
Photographer: Image Center/Marco Zecchin
New Medical Offices Reinvents Community
With zero lot lines, the congested communities south of Santana Row in San Jose are often outdated and unable to keep up with the growing neighborhood healthcare needs. The new design of the Winchester Commercial Plaza retail center addresses these concerns. While providing much-needed medical office space, the new design had an engaging and attractive street presence. The plaza building maximizes square footage, combining modern architecture with traditional finishes, including stone cladding that brings warmth to the building’s appearance. By obscuring the parking from the street and providing Welcome porticos, access stairs, and ramps, the new design offers a better patient/customer experience.
What our customers are saying
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Scott Knies, CEO
San Jose Downtown Association
TOPA has gone way beyond my expectations in the quality, response, and most importantly execution. They are a team-minded group and have been great to work with contractors and clients alike. If you want to get anything done in a timely manner that involves permits, go with TOPA.
Father Joe Kim, Pastor
Saint John Vianney Parish + School
Working with TOPA has been an excellent experience. TOPA puts a great level of detail into being a great partner throughout the entire process from start to finish. TOPA’s experienced team consistently worked with great success through the ever changing construction development, permitting and design stages.
Adam Tafralis, Business Development Specialist
South Bay Construction
I had the pleasure of working with Topa Architecture on private and public property projects that serve surrounding communities. They had a mindful, informative and timely approach to navigating the City approvals process and worked with our team to fit within our budget and timeline. They patiently collaborated with us and our contractors to answer questions, resolve issues and transform our wish list into thoughtful spatial solutions for meaningful interaction in public space.
Marie Millares, Facility Director
It has been an absolute pleasure working with Parisa, Geno, Jorge & Ramiro. We went to TOPA Architecture because of their reputation for time efficiency, great work quality, and excellent communication. Jorge and his team have helped us stay on schedule with our ongoing complex and fast-paced projects.
Javier Canales, Facilities Project Manager