Apple CEO Steve Jobs plans new 50-acre campus in California

“Apple Computer Inc. is planning to build a new, 50-acre campus near its present headquarters in Cupertino, California, company Chief Executive Steve Jobs said. ‘What’s happened at Apple is that our business has basically tripled in the last five or six years,’ Jobs said on Tuesday evening at a Cupertino city council meeting, which was recorded and viewable as an archived Webcast. He said the company ‘has gone from $6 billion in sales to $20 billion in sales, basically.’ Analysts expect Apple to post $20.3 billion in revenue for its fiscal 2006 ending in September, according to Reuters Estimates,” Reuters reports.

“Jobs said it would likely take three to four years to design and build the campus that could accommodate 3,000 to 3,500 employees. An Apple spokesman, who was present at the meeting, confirmed the company’s plans to build the second campus,” Reuters reports. “Jobs said that, in addition to its current Cupertino headquarters, Apple employees are spread among 30 other buildings. ‘We’ve rented every scrap of building we could find in Cupertino,’ Jobs said, who noted that Apple had recently purchased the nine separate, contiguous parcels.Apple plans to raze the buildings now on the property and design and build new ones, Jobs said. The new campus will be about a mile away from its current headquarters.”

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34 Comments

  1. i hope it’s better than the Pixar campus and i really hope it’s earthquake-proof. i just read something yesterday on the anniversary of the big san fran quake that another one’s coming, it’s jsut a matter of when.

  2. i really hope it’s earthquake-proof.

    When you build near known natural hazards, you’d better design for the worst. There’s another big hurricane coming at New Orleans too, it’s just a matter of when. If anything these disasters have taught us how to build better (it’s eerie to think how many people gave their lives for today’s building codes).

    As for Apple’s expansion plans, I hope they’ve fully thought this out, and that they really need the space. Sales growth does not necessarily mean a need for personnel growth. Nobody wants to see Apple expand carelessly & turn itself into a Microsoft morass.

  3. i really hope it’s earthquake-proof.

    When you build near known natural hazards, you’d better design for the worst. There’s another big hurricane coming at New Orleans too, it’s just a matter of when. If anything these disasters have taught us how to build better (it’s eerie to think how many people gave their lives for today’s building codes).

    As for Apple’s expansion plans, I hope they’ve fully thought this out, and that they really need the space. Sales growth does not necessarily mean a need for personnel growth. Nobody wants to see Apple expand carelessly & turn itself into a Microsoft morass.

  4. i really hope it’s earthquake-proof.

    When you build near known natural hazards, you’d better design for the worst. There’s another big hurricane coming at New Orleans too, it’s just a matter of when. If anything these disasters have taught us how to build better (it’s eerie to think how many people gave their lives for today’s building codes).

    As for Apple’s expansion plans, I hope they’ve fully thought this out, and that they really need the space. Sales growth does not necessarily mean a need for personnel growth. Nobody wants to see Apple expand carelessly & turn itself into a Microsoft morass.

  5. i really hope it’s earthquake-proof.

    When you build near known natural hazards, you’d better design for the worst. There’s another big hurricane coming at New Orleans too, it’s just a matter of when. If anything these disasters have taught us how to build better (it’s eerie to think how many people gave their lives for today’s building codes).

    As for Apple’s expansion plans, I hope they’ve fully thought this out, and that they really need the space. Sales growth does not necessarily mean a need for personnel growth. Nobody wants to see Apple expand carelessly & turn itself into a Microsoft morass.

  6. We do need the space, badly. My building is a satelite building across from the current main campus, and every day it’s a race to see who can get here earliest, because the last 20 people or so to arrive end up having to park a good distance away because the parking lot is full.

  7. “As for Apple’s expansion plans, I hope they’ve fully thought this out, and that they really need the space. Sales growth does not necessarily mean a need for personnel growth. Nobody wants to see Apple expand carelessly & turn itself into a Microsoft morass.”

    I CONCUR, DOCTOR

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