Structure Type: built works - industrial buildings - factories

Designers: Rockrise and Watson, Architects (firm); George Thomas Rockrise (architect); William Joseph Watson (architect)

Dates: constructed 1968

Vallco Park, Cupertino, CA


This Varian Associates factory was one of the first built at the VALLCO Business and Industrial Park in Cupertino. "VALLCO" was an acronym containing the first letters of the landowners' last names who owned the 470-acre property, including Varian Associates and the Leonard, Lester, Craft and Orlando Families. (See City of Cupertino, "History," accessed 06/16/2016.) Varian announced in 1965 that it would be building manufacturing facilities at this location. (See Glenna Matthews,Silicon Valley, Women, and the California Dream: Gender, Class, and Opportunity in the Twentieth Century, [Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2003], p. 149.)

PCAD id: 20243