The modern version of this Los Gatos shopping center designed by architect Kenneth Rodrigues and Partners came about as the result of the Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989. Due to seismic damage, the complex was in need of extensive repairs. Fortunately, the timing was right for a new look as well.
The 38,000 square foot building on the Stanford campus was originally used as an animal barn. C.M. Peletz Co. undertook a massive seismic upgrade in order to have the building meet the Un-reinforced Masonry Building (UMB) code. Additional program included offices, retail areas and two restaurants.
The Vintage Tower on Santa Clara Street was once the second tallest building in downtown San Jose. Known as the Medico-Dental Building, the 55,000 sq. ft., 13-story building was built in 1928 to house medical office suites exclusively.