The project goal was to create an office headquarters for a clean technology venture capital firm in Menlo Park, CA. Because the site is on some of the most expensive commercial real estate in North America, optimizing use of the property was critical. The program includes 12,500 SF of office space in two stories over a podium to provide parking for fifty cars. A conditional use permit was required for this total building area. Strict setbacks and a height limit meant working within a restricted zoning envelope.