Samsung has been growing and growing and growing at an astounding rate. Which means they have to hire more people. But they also need to have room for all those people to work. Samsung is looking to put down its roots in Silicon Valley. They will be breaking ground in San Jose, CA., this week on a new R&D headquarters designed by the renowned NBBJ architecture firm. You can see what the place will look like from the images through out this article.
There is a central 10-story building which has an ultra-modern design, complete with a glass and white-metal covered exterior and two open-air floors. There is a parking garage which is covered in a folding green-colored wall that looks like a vertical garden. Once the campus is complete, it'll be about 1.1 million square feet. Additionally, the campus will have a gym, some cafes, dining areas and gardens. The facility will also be constructed in LEED Gold environmental standards.
"The design seeks to encourage interaction among staff, foster connections with the community and provide a space to attract employees in the highly competitive tech market," reads NBBJ's statement on the building. "A central campus green space unifies the whole campus much like a traditional academic campus."
Samsung is looking to set up shop in Silicon Valley to facilitate their US growth. "Headquartered in South Korea, it's not surprising that most of our employees are based there. But we realize that innovation is by no means geographically limited, so we are continuing to expand the extent of our operations elsewhere". Samsung said in a statement about this new HQ.
Samsung already has an office in the area that holds about 350 employees. The company is expecting to employ about 2,000 employees in the new building which is going to be divided up between research, development and sales.
The new headquarters for Samsung looks pretty great. I'd love to work for Samsung or any other OEM. What does everyone think about their new headquarters for Silicon Valley? Let us know in the comments below.