CLIENTGoogle

SERVICESInteriors

SIZE1.1 million sq ft

STATUSCompleted 2022

CO-LEAD DESIGN ARCHITECTBjarke Ingels Group

CO-LEAD DESIGN ARCHITECTHeatherwick Studio

ARCHITECT OF RECORDAdamson Associates, Inc.

CERTIFICATIONLEED Platinum NC®

The Bay View development represents the first time Google led the creation of its own major campus. The result is one-of-a-kind workspace that is uniquely Google, while also taking green building to a new level. The 1.1 million square foot campus is all-electric, net water-positive, and features the largest geothermal energy system in North America. The campus is also on track to be the largest project certified by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) under any of their programs, at any certification level.

Interior Courtyard (1 of 24). (Photo by Bruce Damonte)
Interior Courtyard (1 of 24). (Photo by Bruce Damonte)
Interior Courtyard (1 of 24). (Photo by Bruce Damonte)
Interior Courtyard (1 of 24). (Photo by Bruce Damonte)
Interior Courtyard (1 of 24). (Photo by Bruce Damonte)
Interior Courtyard (1 of 24). (Photo by Bruce Damonte)

Bay View was designed with careful attention to the characteristics of spaces you can see and feel, like materials and daylight, but also to aspects that are harder to see, like air quality, thermal comfort, and acoustics.

Artwork by local artists through Google’s Artist in Residence program are a part of the courtyards that relate to the Bay Area ecology and also help wayfinding in the building.

Microkitchen (1 of 10). (Photo by Bruce Damonte)
Microkitchen (1 of 10). (Photo by Bruce Damonte)
Interior Courtyard (1 of 24). (Photo by Bruce Damonte)
Interior Courtyard (1 of 24). (Photo by Bruce Damonte)
Il Nesso (1 of 7 Dining Venues). (Photo by Bruce Damonte)
Il Nesso (1 of 7 Dining Venues). (Photo by Bruce Damonte)
S'wich (1 of 7 Dining Venues). (Photo by Bruce Damonte)
S'wich (1 of 7 Dining Venues). (Photo by Bruce Damonte)
Meeting Rooms. (Photo by Bruce Damonte)
Meeting Rooms. (Photo by Bruce Damonte)
Meeting Rooms. (Photo by Bruce Damonte)
Meeting Rooms. (Photo by Bruce Damonte)
Meeting Room. (Photo by Bruce Damonte)
Meeting Room. (Photo by Bruce Damonte)
Informal lounge. (Photo by Bruce Damonte)
Informal lounge. (Photo by Bruce Damonte)
Interior Courtyard (1 of 24). (Photo by Bruce Damonte)
Interior Courtyard (1 of 24). (Photo by Bruce Damonte)
Mint & Parsley (1 of 7 Dining Venues). (Photo by Bruce Damonte)
Mint & Parsley (1 of 7 Dining Venues). (Photo by Bruce Damonte)
Tealeaves (1 of 7 Dining Venues). (Photo by Bruce Damonte)
Tealeaves (1 of 7 Dining Venues). (Photo by Bruce Damonte)
Marketplace Cafe: The Counter (1 of 7 Dining Venues). (Photo by Bruce Damonte)
Marketplace Cafe: The Counter (1 of 7 Dining Venues). (Photo by Bruce Damonte)
Marketplace Cafe: BRGR (1 of 7 Dining Venues). (Photo by Bruce Damonte)
Marketplace Cafe: BRGR (1 of 7 Dining Venues). (Photo by Bruce Damonte)

The two kitchens that serve seven cafes are equipped with electric equipment rather than gas — a template for fully carbon-free cafes and kitchens.

Marketplace Cafe: Spice Route (1 of 7 Dining Venues). (Photo by Bruce Damonte)
Marketplace Cafe: Spice Route (1 of 7 Dining Venues). (Photo by Bruce Damonte)
Interior Courtyard (1 of 24). (Photo by Iwan Baan)
Interior Courtyard (1 of 24). (Photo by Iwan Baan)

The campus incorporates biophilic design principles, including greenery, natural daylight and views outside from every desk to improve the health and wellbeing of those inside the building. Clerestory windows modulate direct light onto desks with automated window shades that open and close over the course of the day.

Level 2 Workspace with Demountable Partition Systems and
Level 2 Workspace with Demountable Partition Systems and "Tube Net" Canopy Above. (Photo by Iwan Baan.)
Workspace with Demountable Partitions. (Photo by Bruce Damonte)
Workspace with Demountable Partitions. (Photo by Bruce Damonte)
Workspace with Demountable Partitions. (Photo by Bruce Damonte)
Workspace with Demountable Partitions. (Photo by Bruce Damonte)

To remove toxins and create the healthiest environment possible, the team vetted thousands of building products and materials — everything from carpet tiles, paints, piping, plywood and furniture were evaluated using the Living Building Challenge Red List as a framework.

Fitness Center. (Photo by Bruce Damonte)
Fitness Center. (Photo by Bruce Damonte)
Top Spin (1 of 5 Game Rooms). (Photo by Bruce Damonte)
Top Spin (1 of 5 Game Rooms). (Photo by Bruce Damonte)
Event Lounge. (Photo by Bruce Damonte)
Event Lounge. (Photo by Bruce Damonte)

PHOTOGRAPHERSBruce Damonte, Iwan Baan

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