De Anza College Historic Sunken Garden / De Anza College’s Sunken Garden, a part of the original Baldwin residence designed by architect Willis Polk in 1895, sits at the heart of campus. The plaza currently serves as a formal outdoor gathering area for campus events and Flint Center for the Performing Arts productions. JLJA’s work, from conceptual design through to construction documents and construction observation, aimed to preserve the history and heritage of the campus and garden while establishing a vital sense of place for the campus' future. JLJA, along with preservation consultant Architectural Resources Group, collected and reviewed historical reports and photographs, De Anza College founding history, and locations and conditions of existing historic remnants. The team facilitated several meetings with the California History Center Board to design the updated courtyard and a series of historic markers, all as part of a campus-wide “Historic Corridor” renovation effort.