About the client: VMware is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and digital workspace technology, accelerates digital transformation for evolving IT environments.
Size: 86,000 sf, HTG Building, 100,000 sf, CSG Buidling
Architect: Form 4
General Contractor: Turner Construction
Nova Partners has been engaged by VMware as their Project Manager to deliver two new buildings on their Palo Alto Campus. Hilltop G (HTG) will be a new 86,000 sf, 2 story building. It will house VMware’s Visitor Briefing Center which includes multiple high-end meeting rooms, Prysm presentation display walls, food service, a theater, and multiple break out rooms. A 2,900 SF café and warming kitchen is part of the Visitor Briefing Center. The kitchen space includes prep areas, storage, typical kitchen appliances, and dish wash station. High end finishes are featured in the café seating area. The building will also include more traditional open and closed office environments, conference rooms, break areas, huddle rooms, and traditional building services. To make way for this new project, an existing 100,000 sf building was demolished, including filling in its basement. As such, there was significant demolition and construction activity on this project, making project coordination on a busy, fully occupied, multi-building campus extremely important.
In addition to the HTG Building, VMware is building a second new building on their campus. The Creekside G (CSG) project 100,000 sf two-story building, as well. It will house open and closed office space, conference rooms, break areas and standard building services. It will also include a 15,000 sf Fitness Center with all of the traditional support areas like training rooms, showers, and locker areas.
The design of both buildings features floor-to-ceiling glass in perimeter offices, exposed structure in the various ceiling areas to add to the volume, canopy and overhang details at building entries to give a clear sense of entry and activity. On the exterior, these projects will include lush landscaping and thoughtful hardscape around the buildings to fit into the existing planting, paths, and walkways that tie the entire campus into a unified whole.