7th and Empire

The construction stage of the 7th & Empire project located in San Jose’s Japantown area is underway. We are working with the developer TriForge Capital Partners along with architect KTGY to create this 4-story, 97-unit multi-family residential building. It will feature three outdoor decks with lounge and dining areas, a small pool, a private outdoor fitness space, and built-in BBQ pits and pizza ovens.

HMH was honored to work very closely with the community in creating a design aesthetic and style that would speak to the culture of Japantown and its residents while also incorporating modern features. The close collaboration produced unique elements including two Japanese garden inspired parks, a large mural wall, and a flexible outdoor entertainment recreation space. The focus on zen-inspired elements help to reinforce the tranquility of the space in addition to a vine sculpture that will be placed within the garden. The plant palette includes plants such as the Japanese Maple, Blue Rush and Kangaroo Red Paw which will add to the contrast of bright accent colors against the darker neutral backgrounds.


  • Land Use Entitlements and Land Planning
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Civil Engineering
  • Land Surveying
  • Stormwater Compliance


San Jose, CA


2017 - Current

Key Facts

  • Close collaboration with community
  • Japanese Garden
  • Large Mural Wall
  • Flexible Outdoor Entertainment Recreation Space
  • Zen-Inspired Elements

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