A mixed-use office building with rental apartment

Studio S Squared Office (with Rental Apartment)

After a long entitlement process including a zoning change, general plan amendment, and two building permit submittals and approvals, our new mixed-use office + rental apartment broke ground in 2015.

Upon removal of finishes, it quickly became apparent that our intended remodel had to become all-new construction due to a foundation that was cracked in 10 different places below grade and termite-infested wood framing.

After being told by the City that a major redesign would trigger an entirely new entitlements process, we opted for a minor redesign involving a slightly larger footprint and higher ceilings. Three months later, construction began anew and continued for another 14 months, concluding in January 2017.


  • Scope of Work: Office of ~900 s.f and a 2BR/2BA apartment of ~800 s.f., with parking for 10 cars on site and private rear yards for each use.
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Project Cost: $500,001 – $750,000
  • Location: San Jose, CA


Photography by Mark Pinkerton, VI360 Photography


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