This building, formerly the W. Prussia Building, is a historical landmark in downtown San Jose. It was designed in the 1920s by a then-prominent local architect named W.H. Weeks of the firm Weeks & Day.
In January of 2014, we celebrated the completion of the renovation for this building–the same year that W.H. Weeks would have celebrated his 150th birthday. How fitting that was, since many of the schools we have modernized such as Watsonville High School, San Benito High School, Fremont High School, Los Gatos High School, and Hoover Middle School, were all W.H. Weeks buildings.
Our office space used to be carved up into 18 studio apartments, with low ceilings and a maze-like network of hallways. Our adaptive reuse project was completed from the ground up, with our headquarters sitting on the top floor, additional office space on the second floor, and the SoFA Market on the first floor.
Community, sustainability, and transformation are our firm’s core values, and our headquarters express these perfectly. Achieving LEED Platinum and working in the heart of San Jose downtown’s SoFA District, we are able to play an active role in reviving this vibrant community.
This project is certified LEED-CI Platinum, the highest green rating for commercial interiors.
Adaptive reuse of 1925 historical landmark building
Open space floor plan
Use of displacement ventilation system