102 & 116 University Avenue Circle 102 & 116 University Avenue Circle / Palo Alto , California, United States

102 & 116 University Avenue Circle

Applications: Exterior Shades, Facades
Attachment: Custom
Design-wise, the materiality of mesh really softens the building exterior and makes it quite elegant. I love the way the building unfolds, like a fine fabric.
- Joseph Bellomo, Principal, Joseph Bellomo Architects, Inc.
  • Location: Palo Alto , California, United States
  • Year Completed: 2010 & 2007
  • End Use: Mixed-Use
  • Architect: Joseph Bellomo Architects, Inc.
  • Installer: 102 Workshop, Inc.
  • Owner: Joseph Bellomo Architects, Inc.


Located prominently in the center of vibrant downtown Palo Alto, California, 116 and 102 University Avenue Circle are model examples in urban planning, exhibiting architectural grandeur and poise inside and out. A unique and avant garde architectural mesh system from Cambridge was designed for the exterior façades of both mixed use buildings.



The Cambridge Architectural stainless steel façade shades and reduces glare to the building, including occupants of the Facebook corporate café and lounge, while providing ambient daylight and unobstructed views of Palo Alto, tree-line University Avenue and Stanford. The innate nature of mesh allows it to shade the sun without blocking the views through the windows. By facilitating daylighting, Cambridge’s system invites the buildings’ residents and businesses into a pleasant and comfortable experience.



Cambridge Architectural applications combine high quality performance with magnificent aesthetics. The shading system reduces cooling loads to the building, which results in cuts to energy costs. Additionally, stainless steel architectural mesh is a 100% recyclable material that is virtually indestructible, outlasting most other materials in durability and ultimately minimizes the need to repair or replace the exterior.

Cambridge Architectural mesh also contributes to the daylighting and views section of LEED by decreasing glare and improving quality of light. Cambridge Architectural is an active member of the USGBC®.

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