New 750,000-SF ‘Voyager’ Structure Developed by Gensler Includes Wild Style Much Like Endeavor, its Smaller Sized Buddy
Ends up tech titans building futuristic head office structures in Silicon Valley is becoming a thing.
Nvidia Corp., which designs and produces innovative graphics processing units for gaming and professional computing platforms, prepares to start building this month on Voyager, a bigger companion to the company’s current 500,000-square-foot headquarters building dubbed Endeavor in Santa Clara, CA.
Both buildings bear the names of retired NASA area shuttles and, like Undertaking, the Gensler-designed Voyager will be a two-story, triangle-shaped structure including a drifting, sculptural roof with skylights, underground parking and extra-large ramps changing staircases.
General professional Devcon, which finished construction of Endeavor last year, will also build the new center in phases that will broaden the tech company’s head office school at 2600 San Tomas Expressway in Santa Clara’s Oakmead Park location to a total of 1.25 million square feet.
Nvidia, which published profits of more than $3 billion in 2017, said in a securities filing that the company exercised its choice to purchase Endeavor for $335 million earlier this year. Nvidia’s website is zoned for up to 2 million square feet of office space.
The Nvidia jobs become part of a surge of tech workplace building activity in Silicon Valley. Apple, which finished deal with its spaceship-style head office structure last year, is now constructing a second campus in nearby Sunnyvale. Meanwhile, Google is preparing a campus in San Jose that will house approximately 20,000 of its employees.