The Bartlett Parklet origins began when Bishop Ranch sponsored a contest for their employees to design a parklet for their campus. After all the votes were in, the “Bartlett Parklet” was the winner, and BASE was then hired to develop the design, plan, teach, and run the build week with employees. The Bartlett Parklet is named after the orchards that used to stud the ground of Bishop Ranch, and is the first of its kind in San Ramon as well as in a corporate setting! The Parklet features community seating, a bike rack, a responsible waste station, solar-powered outlet and sound system to connect your ipod/phone to, [Bartlett] pear trees and a bird house. Built ground up on top of a “drop-down” trailer originally intended to move Minnesotan ice shanties, it is designed to be mobile and parked in various locations on the Bishop Ranch campus. Sunset celebrated the Parklet’s grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony and champagne at BR 12.
Build week begins with employees and BASE team members
Ribbon cutting and grand opening of Barlett Parklet
Many thanks to all who were involved. The ribbon cutting was the latest of many new exciting developments at Bishop Ranch. Naturally, we’re excited that this piece of architecture will sit at the doorstep of Sunset’s Renzo Piano designed city center. So the big question is…will Renzo Piano like the Parklet??