Mountain View, California, USA
Prioritizing access to natural light, views, and direct connections to the outdoors, LinkedIn’s new headquarters by Jeong Choi of Studios Architecture ties together three new buildings and two new parking structures with three existing buildings to create a dynamic, one-million-square-foot hybrid campus.
For its sustainable nature and design, LinkedIn Headquarters has been recently awarded a 2023 American Architecture Award from The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design, and Urban Studies.
The first phase is complete, featuring a 244,788 square foot office building, 1,030 space parking structure, and a 3,300 square foot pavilion.
The geometry of the new headquarters building (B1) responds to the existing structures and available site area to form a new gateway to the campus.
The concrete façade and larger floorplates on the lower levels recognize the neighboring tilt-up precast structures, while the glazed volumes narrow as they ascend, providing elevated decks with views rather than trying to squeeze outdoor space in at ground level.
A full-height, illuminated staircase winds in and out of the building, drawing visitors to the main entrance and encouraging employees to make a stop on the landscaped terrace for lunch, a casual meeting, or some relaxation time.
The parking garage (P1) features perforated and folded aluminum panels, green planted walls, and a bright red stair that glows at night, marking its place on the thoroughfare.
The serene west elevation faces an established residential area.
The garage exceeds Cal Green’s requirements, with roof-mounted PVs, EV parking and charging, bicycle parking, and LED lighting fixtures controlled by occupancy sensors.
A modern yet timeless steel and mass timber pavilion appears as a treehouse at ground level, hosting a coffee bar, happy hours, farmers’ markets, and other community events.
The versatile structure is also a popular spot for casual meetings or to catch up on emails.
The LEED-Platinum headquarters is one of the first developments to use an innovative low-carbon concrete product developed by CarbonCure, earning the project a featured case study in the new Corporate Playbook developed by Breakthrough Energy and Gates Ventures.
Project: LinkedIn Headquarters
Architects: STUDIOS Architecture
Lead Architect: Jeong Choi
General Contractor: Devcon Construction, Inc.
Client: LinkedIn Corporation
Photographers: Kyle Jeffers