Carducci Associates’ design approach transformed this corporate office building by adding curb appeal. With the most of the “front yard” landscape being on podium above parking below, minimizing water use and developing a native California drought-tolerant plant palette was essential. Trees placed in large planters provide a vertical landscape element to bring the scale of the building down to a pedestrian level. The design extends to a rear amenity area for building users where a large event space was created with soft seating and umbrellas to provide as escape from the office. Landscape plantings were provided in movable planters along edges to create smaller flexible spaces for private meetings.