Vanity Fair recently posted an exclusive preview of the new "designed from the inside out" Googleplex. While many Google offices have been written and talked about due to their untraditional features, this is one of the first offices that the mega-company will have built from the ground-up. And true to their innovative spirit, it promises to further challenge the status quo of how office spaces are designed.
David Radcliffe, a civil engineer who oversees the company’s real estate, said it was designed to increase the frequency of “casual collisions of the work force.” Why does Google think that's so important? As Radcliffe said, “You can’t schedule innovation... We want to create opportunities for people to have ideas and be able to turn to others right there and say, ‘What do you think of this?’” So simple yet so smart.
The complex also promises to be even greener than the retrofitted variety Google office, including the use of green roofs. I look forward to hearing more about the project as it becomes available and will be certain to share it here when it's available.