Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - corporate headquarters

Designers: Arup, Ove, and Partners (firm); DPR Construction (firm); Foster, Norman and Partners (firm); Holder Construction Company (firm); Rudolph and Sletten, General Contractors (firm); Skanska Construction (firm); Ove Arup (structural engineer); Norman Foster (architect); Thomas M. Holder (building contractor)

Dates: constructed 2017

4 stories, total floor area: 2,800,000 sq. ft.

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1 Apple Park Way
Apple Incorporated Campus, Cupertino, CA 95014

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Overview

The otherworldly Apple Park corporate headquarters was bounded by East Homestead Road on the north, North Tantau Avenue on the east, US Highway 280 on the south and North Wolfe Road on the west. A circular building with a circumference of a mile, it was 1522 feet across and covered 175 acres. The building had four floors above ground and three below.

Building History

Apple Incorporated's CEO, Steve Jobs, first planned to locate the company's new headquarters in the East Bay community of Emeryville, CA, on a land parcel owned by the Disney-Pixar Studio. This was envisioned in 2006, five years before Jobs's death.

Apple's CEO Steve Jobs announced to the Cupertino City Council in 06/2011 the company's plans to build a new, four-story, donut-shaped headquarters to be designed by Norman Foster and Partners, Architects of London, UK. The office building was designed to enable Apple to maintain a large, park-like setting around it. The building eventually cost approximately $5 billion and opened in 04/2017. Although some employees began work in the new building in 04/2017, by 12/2017, some parts of the circle were still being completed.

PCAD id: 16543