See how Bay Area firms are breaking the mold for corporate campuses

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Blanca Torres

Reporter – San Francisco Business Times

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Innovative Bay Area companies are finding that just as they like their businesses to challenge convention, so should their corporate homes.

Companies including Apple Inc. 

, Clif Bar 

Co., Twitter 

Inc., Salesforce 

Inc., Logitech International SA 

, Pixar Animation Studios 

Inc. and Facebook Inc. are in varying stages of developing new headquarters and putting their particular stamp on the buildings.

Apple is pursuing a design known as the “spaceship campus” in its hometown of Cupertino.


recently moved into renovated digs in Menlo Park.

Salesforce is looking at becoming the first major technology company in the southern end of Mission Bay.

Twitter is also moving into a repurposed building — a former furniture showroom — with aspirations of reviving a seedy section of Market Street in San Francisco.

Pixar Animation Studios Inc. wrapped up the second building on its Emeryville campus dubbing it “the Brooklyn.”

Logitech is building out new space in Newark with the goal of integrating its workforce in ways that were not possible before.

Clif Bar left Berkeley in 2010 for Emeryville, but made sure to bring its climbing wall.

These firms are creating new definitions of what a corporate campus can be. Subscribers can read more in the Focus section on Construction, Engineering and Architecture in the San Francisco Business Times’ print edition for Feb. 24.

Blanca Torres covers East Bay real estate for the San Francisco Business Times.

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