ENR Names Google Bay View Global Best Project of the Year and Best Office
DATEDecember 07, 2022
AUTHORScott Blair, Editor-in-Chief
Project of the Year and Best Office: Sustainability Permeates Google's Bay View Campus
"More than 10 years in the making, Bay View represents the first time Google developed one of its own major campuses, with the goal to rethink how building systems integrate with nature to provide healthy, sustainable places for people to work.
The original architectural scheme put forward a decade ago for the site—leased from NASA’s Ames Research Center alongside the San Francisco Bay in Mountain View, Calif.—was scrapped by Larry Page, Google co-founder and former CEO, as too conventional. He instead wanted a nearly column-free interior to foster communication and spontaneous collaboration—termed “casual collision” by the company, says Kevin Antonelli, senior director of construction at Google."