5 Of The Hottest Silicon Valley Office Projects
Silicon Valley combines top talent with state-of-the-art office space. Bisnow singled out five hot office projects that are exciting because they are so fundamentally transformative. Want to hear more about Silicon Valley office trends? Come check out Bisnow's Silicon Valley Creative Office event June 15.
The $5B Apple campus in Cupertino was Steve Jobs' last contribution to the world. Norman Foster designed the 176-acre project to house up to 14,200 employees working on everything from the iPhone to the rumored Apple car. Apple wanted a space that would maximize collaboration and feature relaxing green spaces for workers. The "spaceship" (as it's commonly called) will feature impressive sustainability features such as solar panels and on-site water reclamation.
The America Center: Phase 2
The America Center is a huge office project in San Jose that will offer tenants some compelling reasons to move to Silicon Valley's "capital." The project is being rolled out over three phases. New construction during Phase 2 will add two six-story office buildings, an amenity center and parking facilities covering 450k SF. Along with the first phase of development, which was completed in 2009, the project now covers 885k SF. Once a scheduled Phase 3 is complete, the project ultimately will provide 1.1M SF of LEED Gold-certified office space in Silicon Valley.
1001 N Shoreline Blvd
Google, the Valley's other power player, isn't sitting idly by when it comes to real estate. It's expanding significantly in life sciences, taking up existing space across South San Francisco. It's also looking at new office space for its traditional businesses in Mountain View, including plans for a new campus in Charleston East. It also will lease a four-story building at 1001 N Shoreline Blvd in Mountain View, built by a JV of Calvano Development Co and the Carlyle Group.
Apple's North San Jose Campus
Twice in one ranking? Yep. Apple got unanimous approval from San Jose to work on an 86-acre campus in the northern part of the city. The proposed project will cover 4.15M SF and entitlements run for the next 15 years for the company to add new construction. We love this because it is so full of possibility. Will this be the place where the Apple car will be built?
Genesis South San Francisco
We know, we know. South San Francisco isn't technically Silicon Valley, but this is such a cool project that it deserves to be on this list. Genesis South San Francisco is a 21-acre life science campus covering about 800k SF. The high-rise building offers high-quality amenities such as a full-service market and bakery, fitness space and a 235-seat auditorium. One of the major revolutions that's happening is the silicon-ization of life sciences. That is, computational techniques are being applied to challenging medical problems. Companies like Verily have bet heavily on this field and need lots of space to expand. This tower project is sure to be one of the hottest things in town.