While rival AMD is selling its iconic Lonestar campus in Austin, Nvidia is moving on up. The company today announced plans for a brand new campus for its expanding workforce. Speaking via a blog post today, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun revealed that the current Nvidia HQ is running out of space and that there is no room for any more people. As such, they've decided the best solution is build a brand new HQ right next to it.
"[...] our headquarters in Santa Clara, just a few blocks from where we started, barely has a spare desk. We’re absolutely bursting at the seams," he said, adding, "So, we’ve decided to build a new campus right across the street, one as distinctive as our company."
The new building will be designed by architecture firm Gensler and the project will be led by Hao Ko, a Harvard-educated architect. Huang says the design "harmonizes smart functionality and a shape that connects with and inspires our employees."
"Its vast open floors will facilitate our cross-functional work. The nature of building our products requires experts from multiple disciplines to come together, and this building is designed above all for collaboration."
Jen-Hsun says the design is efficient in space, energy, environment, and cost. Unfortunately, no details were offered on the cost of the building, nor do we know when construction will start, when it will be finished, or how many employees this new facility will house. There's also no information on what will become of the old campus. Will this building be in addition to the old campus or will it replace it? Will everyone have to up sticks and move across the road or will some people be left in the drab building of yesteryear while others get a shiny new office? Time will tell. In the mean time, check out the pretty renderings!