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Frank Gehry signs on for Facebook’s Menlo Park expansion

Friday, August 24, 2012

Looks like the famed Los Angeles architect has signed on to design an expansion of Facebook’s new Menlo Park headquarters under renovation. Everett Katigbak, the company’s environmental design manager, spills the beans (including the pic above, with Gehry, seated, and a beaming Mark Zuckerberg) in a Facebook post. An excerpt:

At every step of planning the new building, Frank has taken into account our engineering culture.  It will be a large, one room building that somewhat resembles a warehouse.  Just like we do now, everyone will sit out in the open with desks that can be quickly shuffled around as teams form and break apart around projects.  There will be cafes and lots of micro-kitchens with snacks so that you never have to go hungry.  And we’ll fill the building with break-away spaces with couches and whiteboards to make getting away from your desk easy.


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