Facebook Taps Gehry for Menlo Park Project
- Apr 10, 2015
By Alex Girda, Associate Editor
Facebook is detailing plans for a 58-acre site it acquired last year in Menlo Park. The social media giant announced that a 985,719-square-foot, two-building expansion will be designed by Frank Gehry, who also designed Facebook’s recently completed MPK 20 facility. The expansion will feature a design scheme similar to MPK 20, while a green roof is also a possibility.
The project’s first phase, Building 21, will offer 523,233 square feet of office space, along with a large amount of green space. Phase two, to be known as Building 22, will be slightly smaller at 462,486 square feet. Development will begin following the removal of nine buildings at the site.
As the San Jose Mercury News reported, Facebook’s future plans include the conversion of a 184,460-square-foot industrial facility into an office building that would be known as Building 23. Also planned are a bridge over Bayfront Expressway that would serve pedestrians and cyclists and a 200-key hotel in Menlo Park.