The Security building project was an adaptive reuse and seismic retrofit of abandoned unreinforced masonry building built in 1892.
This project was the first and most significant historic restoration in San Jose’s Downtown Commercial National Register District, The exterior is a rare and beautiful example of Romanesque Revival, with a lush interior full of hand-carved woodwork. The wide sky-lit, two-story central interior gallery has large windows with views into the offices. These dramatic features make the space the most desirable and unique work environment in Silicon Valley.
Successful completion of the $10 million project required close collaboration with the California State Office of Historical Preservation, U.S. Department of the Interior, Downtown Redevelopment Agency, and San Jose Planning, Building and Fire Departments.