History Museum program explores stories behind iconic high-tech buildings

By August 8, 2023August 12th, 2023In The News

Special to the Town Crier/Los Altos Town Crier

As recently as 2013, the Los Angeles Times dismissed Silicon Valley as “an architectural wasteland.” Over the past decade, however, the picture changed dramatically as high-tech industry leaders – including Adobe Systems, Apple, Google, Meta, Microsoft and Nvidia – hired world-class architects to create iconic buildings that express their values and ideals.

To shed light on the renaissance of innovation and design, the Los Altos History Museum has scheduled the program “Conversations and Reflections: The Stories Behind the Buildings” 5:30-7 p.m. Aug. 17 at the museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road.

Facilitating the program will be Richard Adler, whose photography is featured in the exhibition “Building the Future: A Visual History of the Architecture of Silicon Valley,” on display at the museum through Oct. 22. Adler’s inspiration for the project stemmed from a course taught by Professor Barry Katz at Stanford University, The Architecture of Information. Adler and Katz will share stories of key industry leaders, including Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg, and their interactions with the architects who brought...cont.


Photographer Richard Adler’s image of the Nvidia Endeavor Building, above, is among the works on display at the Los Altos History Museum’s new exhibition.