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.