NVIDIA To Build A New Home, 20 Years After Our Founding

by Jensen Huang

Twenty years ago this month, we founded NVIDIA. Our vision that computer graphics would revolutionize computing has propelled us into becoming one of the leading technology companies in the world.

We’ve invented the GPU, revolutionized gaming, helped Hollywood make jaw-dropping movies, and powered the world’s fastest supercomputer. Our processors power life-saving CT scanners, weather simulations for TV stations, and the latest generation of cars. They’ve even helped navigate a rover on Mars.

Conceptual Street View of the New NVIDIA Campus

But, really, we’re just getting started. We’re quickly moving into the cloud. Into cars. Into gaming devices like Project SHIELD. Into the heart of mobile with integrated LTE modems.

We intend to extend our lead in visual computing and touch every pixel of the billions of displays that now surround us.

Our three-person startup has grown to 8,000 staff across 40-plus sites.

We have extraordinary employees in major cities around the world – Taipei, Helsinki, Shanghai, Paris, Beijing, Boston, Hong Kong, Bangalore, Tokyo, Moscow, Cambridge, and Sophia, among others.

And 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.

So, we’ve decided to build a new campus right across the street, one as distinctive as our company.

The new NVIDIA building will capture the ambition and imagination of our people. It will stand at the intersection of science and art, just as our work in visual computing does.

It will be the symbol, the physical manifestation, of our vision for the company.

To bring this project to life, we reviewed the work of some of the world’s most talented firms. We chose a gifted team at Gensler, led by Hao Ko, a young Harvard-trained architect who shares our values and drive to perfection.

Aerial Concept View of the New NVIDIA Campus

Together, we’ve created something wonderful.

The design harmonizes smart functionality and a shape that connects with and inspires our employees – a triangle, the fundamental building block of computer graphics.

Efficient in every way, the design is thoughtful in its use of space, energy, and environment, and, of course, cost.

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.

I am thrilled to present NVIDIA’s new headquarters. You’ll see how it fuses together smart design, craftsmanship, and soul. It’s hard to find a better definition of NVIDIA.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1659210012 ‘goddie Darko’

    nice 🙂

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000916046433 Marcel Thompson

    Looks amazing! 🙂

  • pixelperfect3

    If I’m not mistaken there are already some NVIDIA buildings across the street? Are those going to be replaced by these new headquarters?

  • hmanders

    Great architecture and triangle theme.  Additionally, if you trade the places of the two buildings, it would look like nV from above!

  • Orna_Berryman

    It is breathtaking!
    Where can we get a more detailed layout – and list of facilities? Cafeteria? Will there be a gym? Will the shortage of conference rooms be addressed? and timeline?
    Thank you for this!

  • gagan grover

    Just Awesome!

  • Orna_Berryman

    This is breathtaking. How can we get a list of facilities – cafeteria – will there be a gym, and parking?
    Is the shortage of conference rooms be resolved?
    Thank you so much, I cannot wait to see it.
    What’s the timeline?

  • http://www.facebook.com/martinpeniak Martin Peniak

    Amazing design!!! Congratulations!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/TKPIOXKGYCJCCCDISL33YW334Q Florin

    Even if I own an AMD card, I must admit nVidia has some pretty amazing stuff. And the new buildings are just….astonishing! 

  • Qingqing Deng

    Wow, just like walking in the dream:) So beautiful and so cool:) A little suggestion, can we have a gym inside  >_<

  • Dave Rimmer

    Awsome the way you have grown, from 3 to what you are now epic.

  • yvang

    A gym built inside would be wonderful!

  • FrameDragon

    For only Art and Science can raise Men to the level of gods. —– Beethoven

  • Riva3D

    Elegant! now can we have free 5 star food in the new building as well?

  • Riva3D

    When will it be done by?

  • http://joshuawise.com/ Joshua Wise

    Adding another voice to the NVIDIANs who would love to have a gym on campus!

  • Joel Porcaro

    PLEASE build an office in Chicago in the future! I am going to college for computer visualizations and working at Nvidia would be the coolest job imaginable.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/greg.marsters Greg Marsters

    Way to go guys.  One question though, is the future of graphics voxels?  And Would that mean ‘cubes’ will dominate instead of triangles?

    But regardless, triangles is how we got to where we are and in its own right deserves its monuments.

  • http://www.facebook.com/samuell.youssef Samuell Youssef

    WOW…Really cool design fits company roots offer a lot to all users in the world is still waiting form it lots and lots … always for the better, NVIDIA

  • http://www.facebook.com/samuell.youssef Samuell Youssef

    (0.0) WoW….Really cool design fits company roots offer a lot to all users in the world and are still waiting for lots and lots … always for the better, NVIDIA

  • http://twitter.com/nirmalraisoni nirmalraisoni

    Awe-inspiring!.. architecture  

  • Tanmay Kalli

    Now i wanna come back to Nvidia again 🙂

  • Suryakant Patidar

    To the Triangle ! Cheers ! 

  • trajan lodge

    Nvidia means quality!

  • http://profiles.google.com/george.herbert George Herbert

    I have inspected the imagery, and find no sign of a pedestrian underpass under San Tomas.  Please tell us you aren’t going to put that many people on the other side of San Tomas without a pedestrian underpass…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Samrat-Patil/729616328 Samrat Patil

    y u no nvidia green anywhere?

  • Fabrizio Fazzino

     I definitely agree! Since “^v” takes the same space as the current “v^” shape!

  • ralin

    It is a starship.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-Surroz/100003101133367 Richard Surroz

    I wish I were an NVIDIAN 🙁

  • Sagar Rawal

    Wow that new campus looks awesome…congrats NVIDIAns, you deserve it!

  • KWillets

    I love the way it replaces that old, sterile, car-centric office park with a new, sterile, car-centric office park. Futuristic!

  • http://leobiendurana.wordpress.com/ Leo Bien Durana

    Looks quite good. Impressive design guys. Best of luck for your plans, and your new home.

  • http://aragmor.pl/ Aragmor

    Awsome. Just awsome!

  • bestbattle

    So freaking cool! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/jesaporn.yanphaisan Jesaporn Yanphaisan

    Great building.I always Nvidian. 

  • thinprivilege.com

    Still missing the pedestrian bridge … I would imagine it to be a cool architectural piece, too.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jonathan.su.12 Jonathan Su

    Our new buildings look beautiful and cool, I like them. I looked Gensler’s web, the company designs many modern buildings in the world, including the tallest building in Shanghai which will be the 2nd tallest in the world.

    I like the suggestions to have a gym, and may be one gym in each building, and also with rooms to take shower. Besides that, I hope that there will be enough meeting rooms in those new buildings.

    I also hope that we’ll have one (maybe 2 or more) good cafeterias with discount; hope that we could easier to go to bother directions of central and San Tomas; hope that we could have more than one restrooms in each story of the building; hope that we could have multiple stairs/elevators to go up and down. hope that we could have solar systems to make us greener; hope that the detail design drawings could be opened to us, and also the schedule, …

  • http://twitter.com/rcsheets Charley Sheets

    But there’s so much snow there! You should come to Santa Clara. The weather’s beautiful. 🙂

  • http://twitter.com/rcsheets Charley Sheets

    I do not speak for NVIDIA, but there are NVIDIA buildings currently in the footprint of the new headquarters shown in this post. I think it would be reasonable to assume they’ll be demolished to make way for the new headquarters.

  • Peter Xian

    a good gym is necessary for employees to stay healthy, otherwise, it’s gonna take a toll on the companies expense

  • wen wu

    Very nice campus . Hope nvidia bigger and bigger .But I have a suggestion or questions .Is your gpu rendering。Ability to program optimization can be layered with cpu rendering ?Because a lot of animation are layered tune details。My English is not good to only use the translator。I hope you can understand

  • 2651181

    A gym? Just what we need, nerds with pecs and perks! Imagine, a muscle bound nerd, it sends shivers through me…..

  • 2651181

    Actually, they plan on a “chicken run” across the Parkway, one way to allieviate the boredom and improve muscles without a gym.

  • 2651181

    If you can find anyone who can interpert what you typed, can I take a photo of your green card? Also, it’s called ‘Layers” as in Autocad to show the different types of construction details and the various modes of construction. ; i.e.  electrical, HVAC, elevators, walkway, dead spaces as in plenums and gyms,concrete and drywalls placement, etc.

  • 2651181

    Gyms and broom closets, showers?  run through the sprinklers for clean exercise–cafeterias? why not a Hof Brau? Build a skyscraper in Santa Clara?
    Where? it’s ALL mudflats–why not occupy one of the Blimp hangers at Moffet field? BTW–Santa clara has NEVER demmoed a building yet–tons of space still available after the 1st silicon valley crash in the year 2000.

  • 2651181

    I still like the idea of a “ckicken run” across San tomas parkway, improves muscle mass and gets  rid of boredom.

  • 2651181

    You know how many office bldgs have been demolished in santa clara in the past 25 years?  ZERO  Most of the bldgs are empty–They were server farms until the Dot-Com crash

  • Ron Gardner

    Just ” WOW “

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001656398072 Guilherme Albuquerque

    i’m brazilian , and i don’t live in santa clara , FUCK!!

  • Tyrosine

    Not bad for a Gensler project.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000973361094 Walter Petelle

    I demand a job to work on such a masterful concept! Where and when do I show up with my tools?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000973361094 Walter Petelle

    I demand a job to work on such a masterful concept! Where and when do I show up with my tools?

  • http://earth-616.com/ KurianOfBorg

    Poly count looks low…

  • Arun Kapania

    Nice to read that the veteran Technology Analyst Rob Enderle also likes NVIDIA’s new home due to collaboration friendliness of NVIDIA’s design.

  • puneet jamrani

    Does it come in GREEN ? 😉

  • http://www.atombilisim.com.tr/ Atom Bilisim

    interesting building http://www.atombilisim.com.tr

  • Arun Kapania

    As mentioned in this post from our designer Mr. Hao Ko, idea of stairscapes is really neat.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nathaniel.hunt1 Nathaniel L Hunt

    Aliens have invaded…Yes!

  • Chris Anton

    how about building a new home for me over here? I mean, what’d that cost you? Millions upon millions? I’m only asking for 100 grand.

  • meg

    Get that stock price up first Jensen.

  • carrie

    I love this post. Sign design

  • http://www.interiormoving.com/tips-for-packing-breakables/ Rochester NY mover

    Good work…unique site and interesting too… keep it up…looking
    forward for more updates.

  • CTL

    is any one know when will this new campus to be completed?