Frank Gehry to Design New Facebook Campus

0 Posted by - September 6, 2012 - Architecture, Design, Sustainability

Facebook is currently discussing the expansion of their campus with LA-based architect Frank Gehry. The concept for the 10 acre plot of land plans to align Gehry’s execution with Facebook’s engineering culture. The industrial inspired expansion maintains Facebook’s open desk layout with ample space for couches, whiteboards and green space. The new campus will house around 3,000 engineers leveraging architecture to convey its progressive design capabilities and foster creativity in its employees. Plans to break ground are set for early 2013. Facebook released an official announcement discussing the future of the campus, “We’ve paid just as much attention to the outside as well. The exterior takes into account the local architecture so that it fits in well with its surroundings. We’re planting a ton of trees on the grounds and more on the rooftop garden that spans the entire building. The raw, unfinished look of our buildings means we can construct them quickly and with a big emphasis on being eco-friendly. Of course, we’ll maintain our current campus and use an underground tunnel to connect the two.”