RMW Offices – San Jose

RMW accentuated the native materials and character of a historic building to realize a new home for their firm, an authentic and welcoming space fit for creation and design in downtown San Jose.

  • Client RMW,
  • size 4,494 sqft
  • Year 2020
  • Location San Jose, California, United States,
  • Industry Architecture Firm,
  • RMW architecture & interiors designed their offices located in San Jose, California.

    Driven by a vested interest in seeing downtown San Jose’s urban core revitalized, RMW chose a historic building near the iconic Bank of Italy building and Fountain Alley for our new home.

    This quest for authenticity and sustainability embodies our approach to adaptive reuse projects and serves to extend the vitality of the built environment for the benefit of communities.

    We designed our entry at the second floor to invite staff and guests into a welcoming hearth. Filled with daylight from skylights above, this open lobby blends naturally with the library and break area, facilitating our connection to each other and allowing for the effortless exchange of ideas. A custom, standing height table built from on-site salvaged wood anchors this multi-functional area, and offers increased flexibility when combined with the neighboring conference room. A steel portal cut through textured brick walls leads to the open design studio, where an airy 15-ft ceiling embellishes this creative, open workplace.

    Design: RMW architecture & interiors
    Design Team: Stephanie Silkwood, Kellie Hampel, Janet Braden, Sal Wikke
    Contractor: OPI Construction
    Photography: Gregory Cortez