TCA Architects-Designed 888 North San Mateo Nationally Honored As Leed Outstanding Multifamily Project Of The Year By U.S. GREEN Building Council


San Mateo, CA – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has named TCA Architects’ mixed-use residential community 888 North San Mateo Drive the 2014 LEED® Outstanding Multifamily Project of the Year, announced Thom Cox, AIA, LEED AP, CEO and Managing Partner of TCA Architects. The annual LEED Awards recognize multifamily communities that exemplify green living on a national scale.

Headquartered in Washington D.C., USGBC is an organization dedicated to transforming the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated by ensuring sustainable practices and materials are utilized throughout. The USGBC determines if a project qualifies as LEED certified based on the design, construction, operations and maintenance of resource-efficient, high-performing, cost-effective buildings.

“We are extremely honored to have been acknowledged by such a reputable organization for the firm’s design of 888 San Mateo,” said Cox. “We constantly strive to incorporate innovation into the design of high-density multifamily communities, ultimately creating modern and sustainable environments that embrace green living.”

Developed by Sares-Regis, 888 San Mateo is a LEED Platinum Certified mixed-use residential community offering 158 contemporary apartment homes. Having opened in 2014 at 75% leased, 888 San Mateo embodies the fact that green living can also be luxurious.  Each residence is equipped with low-volume water fixtures and Energy Star appliances, and all landscaping features a variety of drought-resistant and California-native plants to reduce water-usage.

The transit-oriented development (TOD) is situated within walking distance of the Burlingame Caltrain Station as well as bus route 292, which provides service to and from San Francisco. Downtown San Mateo and Burlingame provide plenty of scenic bikeways and 888 San Mateo’s bike maintenance workshop and storage encourage getting around town without having to use your car.

A modern community in every respect, 888 San Mateo features a full host of desirable amenities that resonate with tenants of all generations, such as a state-of-the-art fitness center with cardio-theater; heated pool and whirlpool spa; yoga and pilates studio; an outdoor kitchen with BBQ and dining area; dog wash station and bark park; children’s play area; outdoor lounge with fireplace; high-speed internet throughout common areas; business center with conference room; and a club room with entertainment media, catering kitchen and billiards.

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About TCA Architects:
Founded in 1993, TCA Architects specializes in the planning and design of next generation, high density, multifamily housing – taking pride in helping shape quality living environments for everyone. The firm’s collaborative approach and industry leading technological expertise have resulted in award-winning, sustainable projects that respect our communities and the environment. With studios in Oakland, Los Angeles, and Irvine, California, TCA has been recognized for their expertise in master planning and design for a variety of multifamily and mixed-use product. With more than 7,000 Bay Area residential units currently in development, the firm is one of northern California’s fastest growing multifamily architectural firms. For more information on TCA, its design talent and current projects, visit

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