Guggenheim Museum Architect Designing Facebook Campus

World renowned architect Frank Gehry is working with Mark Zuckerberg on the second half of Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park.

Facebook announced Friday that the company has hired architect Frank Gehry to work on the design for the company’s west campus expansion in Menlo Park.

Gehry is known best for his designs on the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, California.

Mark Zuckerberg and Everett Katigbak, Facebook’s environmental design manager, have been working with Gehry for the past few months on plans for the buildings that will be placed across the street from the existing campus, located at 1601 Willow Road.

Katigbak said the plan is to build a large, one room building that resembles a warehouse.

“Just like we do now, everyone will sit out in the open with desks that can be quickly shuffled around as teams form and break apart around projects,” Katigbak said.   

“There will be cafes and lots of micro-kitchens with snacks so that you never have to go hungry.  And we’ll fill the building with break-away spaces with couches and whiteboards to make getting away from your desk easy,” he added. 

He said the company plans to blend the campus into the existing landscape as much as possible.  The company will plant trees onto what is currently a barren plot of land, as well as onto the roof. 

An underground tunnel will connect the two campuses.

Facebook shared photos of the model of the new campus with Patch.  Take a look!

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Alan Dale Brown August 24, 2012 at 09:26 PM
Way cool!
Gregory August 24, 2012 at 09:50 PM


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