Adobe Breaks Ground on Its North Tower in San Jose

The 18-story all-electric North Tower will be connected to the company’s existing campus by a pedestrian bridge extending over San Fernando Street.
Adobe North Tower. Rendering courtesy of Adobe

Fortune 500 company Adobe has broken ground on a new office tower in San Jose, Calif. that will change the metro’s skyline. The North Tower development will be built with special attention to sustainability, aiming for LEED certification.

The project is the fourth tower at Adobe’s global headquarters, with completion slated for 2022. The 18-story, 700,000-square-foot property is located on 2.5 acres in an opportunity zone at 333 W. San Fernando St., adjacent to the software company’s corporate campus. It will include some 8,000 square feet of retail space and 1,603 parking spaces on floors two through six, as well as 180 bicycle parking space in compliance with the metro’s requirements.

Adobe North Tower. Rendering courtesy of Adobe

The North Tower will be connected to the existing campus by a pedestrian bridge extending over San Fernando Street, a first of its kind in downtown San Jose. The asset will be an all-electric building, which will help the company reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, adding to Adobe’s goal of powering its operations with 100 percent renewable energy by 2035. Running fully on electricity means that its power can be generated from renewable sources like wind and solar energy.

As per San Jose’s private sector green building policy and green building regulations for private development, the office building will be designed to achieve minimum LEED certification. Among the sustainable features included in the design of the project are bicycle storage and changing rooms, public transportation access, preferable parking for low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles, stormwater quality control, water efficient landscaping, as well as minimization of heat island effect.