Xilinx Headquarters in San Jose, California

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Xilinx Headquarters Building 3 Renovation in San Jose

Building Renovation Project in California, USA – design by Noll & Tam Architects

Nov 17, 2018

Xilinx HQ

Design: Noll & Tam Architects

Location: Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California, USA

Xilinx Headquarters Building Renovation San Jose

Photos: Jasper Sanidad Photography

This 91,050-square-foot project transformed a tired ‘90s tilt-up building into a modern and inspiring workplace. The goal was to take an office packed with a warren of cubicles and transform it into a high-performance, contemporary Xilinx HQ office building which would set a precedent for future campus renovations and help attract and retain Silicon Valley talent.

Xilinx Headquarters Building Renovation San Jose

Photovoltaic panels now power 100% of the office spaces, while new roofing, insulation, and a new building skin have vastly improved the building’s en-ergy performance.

Xilinx Headquarters Building Renovation San Jose

“The initial scope was to simply generate options for improving the energy efficiency of the building while updating the office environment to create a better workplace. During the initial meetings and in-vestigations, it became clear that there were a range possibilities and improvements that could dramati-cally transform the building, making it far more efficient and attractive,” notes Chris Noll, co-founder of Noll & Tam, and Principal in charge of the project. “With the support of Xilinx management, our team developed a flagship design for a high performance, modern office building which would set a precedent for future campus renovations and help to attract and retain Silicon Valley talent.”

Xilinx Headquarters Building Renovation San Jose

Daylight was brought into the building’s core through large roof monitors, providing the interior with an open and airy feel. A feature stair was added at one of the lightwells, with adjacent open break areas creating a central hub. The two-story graphic panels in the lightwell give the building a California theme and provide easy wayfinding—an office or meeting space might be near the Golden Gate Bridge, the California Coast, or the Redwoods.

Xilinx Headquarters Building Renovation San Jose

The interior remodel was a complete transformation of the building and included renovation of approx-imately 24,000 square feet on the first floor and the entire 57,000 square feet of the second floor. Large roof monitors were added to bring daylight deep into the building core, and two large cuts into the sec-ond-floor slab allow daylight and a visual connection to reach the first floor. A new feature stair was added at one of the lightwells, with adjacent open break areas to create a central hub for the facility.

The wide variety of spaces provide flexibility and dynamic workplace interactions. Open areas with lounge seating offer less-formal zones for collaboration and impromptu meetings, while small focus rooms allow for privacy and heads-down work when needed. The interior design creates an exciting and stimulating office building that improves employee comfort, productivity, and well-being.

The exterior now gleams in the sunlight with a custom exterior screen that helps regulate temperature and gives the building a vibrant, playful look. The expanded lobby is inviting and modern, making em-ployees feel at home and giving guests a sense of the company culture.

With new shading and canopies, and an elegant pattered screen to mark the rebuilt entrance while providing sun protection, the design improved natural daylighting and heat retention. Solar panels on the roof and at the window awnings provide enough energy to power 100% of the office spaces, and new roofing and insulation and a new building skin vastly improved energy efficiency.

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Xilinx Headquarters Building, San Jose – Building Information

Design: Noll & Tam Architects
Architects Team:
Chris Noll, FAIA, Principal in Charge
Brian Ceraban, Project Manager
Jessica Jobe Sea, Designer
Jane Catalano, Interior Designer

Project Team:
Architecture: Noll & Tam Architects
Contractor: SC Builders, Inc.
Civil Engineer: KPFF Consulting Engineers
Structural Engineer: KPFF Consulting Engineers
Mechanical Engineer: Integral Group, Inc.
Electrical Engineer: Integral Group, Inc.
Landscape: BFS Landscape Architects
Lighting: Integral Group, Inc.
Interior designer: Noll & Tam Architects
AV: Charles M Salter Associates, Inc.

Xilinx Headquarters Building Renovation San Jose

Photographers: Jasper Sanidad Photography

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Location: San Jose, California, USA




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