The corner of Ramona Street and Hamilton Avenue in Palo Alto needed to do two things. First, it needed to help define City Hall Plaza. Second, it needed reinforce the strong sense of place already present downtown. Aligning itself with neighboring cornices and picking up on vertical textures from City Hall, 240 Hamilton fits in without merely deferring to context, adding to a vibrant urban environment and adding a finishing touch to city hall plaza.
Palo Alto, CA