3901 North First

Bringing SOMA to San Jose

A striking entry, with a monumental wood trellis and wood lobby wall, is just one way that 3901 North First transforms a nondescript industrial building into a stunningly modern creative office space, one of the first in this burgeoning North San Jose area.

3901 North 1st Street
San Jose, CA

65,188 SF


The building takes its design cue from San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood. It features high ceilings, polished concrete floors, and exposed wood ceilings and beams, as well as a private outdoor gathering space accessed through glass roll-up doors.

Five EV charging stations (with the potential to add 10 more), drought-resistant landscaping, and a cool roof helped it attain LEED Silver certification. The walkable neighborhood offers abundant retail and public transportation options.

Built in the 1980s as a micro-chip fabrication facility, the project’s flexible 65,000-square foot floor plan is used for a variety of office, R&D, and testing labs and includes a full mechanic’s garage for the testing of new automotive concepts and components.