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Microsoft's Redesigned Headquarters Will Have Some Cool Stuff

Microsoft's Redesigned Headquarters Will Have Some Cool Stuff

Microsoft hasn't said how much such renovation work will set it back, but it's unlikely going to be cheap as there's nearly certainly going to be some high-end luxury modern design, possibly to stick two fingers up as Apple's "Spaceship" campus in California, particularity when Microsoft says the campus will focus on "inclusive design and accessible technology" to "empower" employees. Microsoft now employs 47,000 at its Redmond headquarters.

The five-to seven-year plan will knock down 12 low-rise buildings at the heart of the company's original headquarters and replace them with 18 new buildings, many of them double the height, President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith said in an interview. The project will create about 2,500 new construction and development jobs, Microsoft said. Today Microsoft has 125 buildings on our Redmond campus. With the added square footage, the campus' space will be the equivalent of 180 football fields.

After decades in which high-tech workplaces were defined by bland, low-slung office buildings, the largest tech companies have seized on the idea that their campus designs can be assets in terms of attracting talent in a highly competitive marketplace, as well as making a strong visual statement about the company's brand, culture and values. Auto parks that sat adjacent buildings will be moved underground to provide more space for buildings and recreational ground.

In their place, and in the acres around them, 18 new buildings will rise, with flexible floor plans meant to foster collaboration, inspiration, and accessibility.

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Other teams, such as the University of North Carolina men's basketball team, also declined their invitation. Before the season began, Staley said she would only allow herself and the team to focus on this season.

Microsoft declined to put a price tag on its expansion and renovation plan, saying only that it would be a multibillion-dollar project. This will connect with a planned Redmond Technology Transit Station where the Link Light Rail is expected to arrive in 2023.

"We've focused on the cultural transformation of the company". That would enable Microsoft to raise the headcount at Redmond to a staggering 55,000 employees.

As Microsoft continues to create the tools and services that are shaping the future of work, we can't think of a better time to modernize our campus into a model of ingenuity and innovation.

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