Our Work

Our Work

Facebook Campus Public Trail and Sustainable Habitat Improvements

Facebook Campus Public Trail and Sustainable Habitat Improvements

H. T. Harvey & Associates has worked for Facebook on projects on both its current and newly-planned campuses. These Menlo Park sites are located next to parts of the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project. Our multidisciplinary team of landscape architects and ecologists has been leading Facebook’s efforts to integrate ecology into their campus landscapes. We worked with them to help fulfill these ecological goals:

=> Promote interaction with the surrounding wildlands and create conditions for responsible stewardship

=> Promote survival of native wildlife species

=> Maintain or enhance biodiversity within the development and in the surrounding wildlands

=> Maintain or enhance ecosystems and processes

Our work included:

  • Improving public access and trail amenities along a shoreline trail surrounding the campus, Amenities include an overlook, and several small park spaces for gathering.
  • Developing an interpretive program to educate users about the site’s cultural and natural history
  • Creating a native tree master plan which is used to evaluate the current and proposed ecological values of projects they undertake
  • Converting turf and 1990’s ornamental landscaping to appropriate native plants to improve habitat and increase wildlife use
  • Redesigning parking lot and building entryways to improve storm water function with passive systems such as pervious paving
  • Restoring the habitat located on the levee that separates the campus from Ravenswood Slough and the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge
  • Providing ecological advisory services on the installation of an unprecedented 9-acre California native plant green roof project and incorporating innovative native planting and building features to complement the building complex designed by Frank Gehry

Our multidisciplinary team of landscape architects, ecologists, and biologists led the efforts to plan, design, and implement these innovative projects, and steward them through the permitting process, ensuring the project met requirements for special-status wildlife species.