By 2009, the building had begun to show its age. At the top of the building some of the twenty-six east and south facing Terra-Cotta columns had begun to show cracking and in some areas had began to shed large pieces of stone.
Located in tech-hub, Silicon Valley, the headquarters houses the company’s 2,000 employees, which are divided into R&D and their sales department.
August 1, 2016
The 1.1 million square-foot headquarters is enveloped in terracotta, white metal, and glass to not only reduce solar intake, but to reduce the energy costs of the building as well. The glass exterior allows for an influx of natural light to penetrate the interior, while trees and other foliage create a natural environment in the structure’s centralized courtyard.