Santa Clara Square – Commercial Campus
SANTA CLARA SQUARE – COMMERCIAL CAMPUS
SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA
Santa Clara Square is a unique combination of retail, commercial and apartment facilities. The commercial campus includes eleven buildings and three parking structures located within 40 acres of carefully planned, amenity oriented landscape including an existing urban forest of preserved historic Redwood trees.
The site utilizes tertiary treated recycled water for landscape; however higher concentrations of salts and chlorides commonly found in recycled water are intolerable for Redwoods. Due to strict drought regulations, potable water was not permitted for this specialized use for irrigating the preserved urban forest.
Design solutions were provided to construct a customized system to proportionally blend both potable and recycled water sources at a calculated ratio to irrigate the trees within safe sodium and chloride concentrations, but also stay within water allocations.
Landscape Architect: Burton Studio