Facebook Recently changed it`s new Building.On March 31 Facebook employees moved into our new Facebook building in Menlo Park, California.
Their goal was to create the perfect engineering space for our teams to work together. They wanted their space to create the same sense of community and connection among their teams that they try to enable with their services across the world.
Here is the Story Of Facebook New Building by Mark
When we first announced we were adding a building to our campus, Frank Gehry reached out and asked to design it. He really believes in our mission to connect the world. But even though we all loved his architecture, we initially said no. We figured he would be very expensive and that would send the wrong signal about our culture.
Frank came back to us and said we should go get other bids and that he would beat them all — and he did. As I learned, most building construction wastes a lot of materials and time due to poor planning. Frank has designed special software to assist in his architecture, so he's very efficient.
In the end, our building finished ahead of schedule and under budget. It’s the only construction project I’ve ever heard of achieving this. It ended up costing us much less than any other major developments planned in Silicon Valley and taking way less time to build.
Here's a photo of an early model of the building sitting inside the actual building.