Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.’s American Headquarters (Device Solutions) in Silicon Valley welcomes up to 2,000 employees to its uniquely shaped, energy-efficient,10-story tower and also invites the public to enjoy its street-level amenities. Tracking for LEED® Silver certification, this is the largest of Samsung’s California offices at 1.1 million square feet.
Distinctly Human Workplace
Designed by NBBJ of Seattle, the building references the wafer-like composition of a semiconductor with its podium base, topped with three slab-like structures, and with large openings between each. The design firm describes Samsung America Headquarters as “a distinctly human workplace for a new era of tech… More and more, the look, feel and function of a workplace is central to employee recruitment, retention and satisfaction.”
NBBJ worked with Samsung and the City of San Jose to cultivate a vibrant, dynamic, connected workplace. Interspersing office floors and open-air “sky pocket park” garden floors put each employee no more than one floor away from fresh air and outside views. The entire ground floor is open to the public, drawing increased pedestrian traffic to a quickly developing downtown.