Samsung Semiconductor Incorporated (SSI) announced plans to build a 1.1 million square-foot sales and R&D headquarters on the current site of its semiconductor and display panel businesses, north of downtown San Jose. The building, designed by global architecture firm NBBJ, will be comprised of a 10-story tower, an amenity pavilion and parking garage. The design seeks to encourage interaction among staff, foster connections with the community, and provide a space to attract employment in the highly competitive tech market, which is growing at a faster pace than overall employment.
“The project is an opportunity to craft a dynamic campus that can attract creative thinkers and engineers to forge the future of Samsung,” said Jonathan Ward, NBBJ partner in charge of the project. “The campus will bring together the best thinking of Samsung in Seoul with the expertise of people in the Silicon Valley to create something very special.”
NBBJ has designed projects in the Bay Area for Stanford University, Kaiser Permanente and Genentech. The firm is also designing workplaces globally for other high-tech companies including Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Tencent and Alipay.