Nvidia, Apple, Google, Others Build Futuristic High-Tech Campuses

 
 
By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2013-02-22
 
 
 

Nvidia

The Gensler design harmonizes smart functionality and a shape designed to connect with and inspire employees—a triangle, the fundamental building block of computer graphics.

Nvidia

Nvidia

The nature of building Nvidia products requires experts from multiple disciplines to come together, and the building is designed above all for collaboration.

Nvidia

Apple

Designed by noted British architect Norman Foster, the environmentally friendly, four-story structure will feature underground parking, making the overall property about 80 percent landscape.

Apple

Apple

In the pursuit of perfection, the building's planned completion date has been bumped to mid-2016, with revisions including an additional building that will house utility equipment.

Apple

Google

A view from above the floor in Council Bluffs, Iowa, shows how the scale of the data center takes shape. Huge steel beams both support the structure and help distribute power.

Google

Google

Steam rises above the cooling towers in The Dalles data center in Oregon. The location was chosen for its mild climate and access to hydroelectric power, and the staff has continued thinking green by starting a community garden on one corner of the site.

Google

Facebook

Announced last year, Facebook's 3,400-employee engineering office, connected to its Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters by an underground tunnel, is designed by iconic architect Frank Gehry.

Facebook

Adobe

Software maker Adobe currently boasts three buildings—including the headquarters shown here—that meet the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership and Environmental Energy and Design (LEED) Platinum status certification.

Adobe

Genzyme

One of the world's leading biotech companies, Genzyme's headquarters in Cambridge, Mass., feature extensive indoor gardens, natural light enhancement systems and a cafeteria with sweeping views of the Charles River and the Boston cityscape.

Genzyme

Ray and Maria Stata Center, MIT

Also designed by Gehry and finished nearly a decade ago, this building in Cambridge, Mass., houses the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems.

Ray and Maria Stata Center, MIT

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