New #facebookcampus rocks #greenroof on stilts

New #facebookcampus rocks #greenroof on stilts

The new, 1 million-square-foot campus is really the old campus of Sun Microsystems, so its actual location is non-negotiable. But it’s more than a little ironic for a company that is all about making connections to surround itself on three sides by a high-speed expressway and an untouchable wetland, with no nearby retail and no public transit to speak of. Facebook doesn’t plan to stay socially isolated for long: it started networking with city planners almost immediately. During the charrette, organized by the local chapter of The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and involving the City of Menlo Park, Facebook, and interested citizens from nearby neighborhoods, four planning teams brainstormed ideas for building more infrastructure—ideas that could also stimulate the local economy and improve quality of life for folks already living in Menlo Park.

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