Conversations and Reflections: The Stories Behind the Buildings  

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Aug 17, 2023

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Los Altos History Museum
51 So. San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA 94022

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Conversations and Reflections: The Stories Behind the Buildings  

For most of their history, the tech companies in Silicon Valley were content to operate in relatively nondescript buildings, mostly built by others. But a decade ago, many of the Valley’s leading companies – Adobe, Apple, Google, Facebook, Nvidia and others – decided to build elaborate new headquarters that reflected their importance. Collectively, these buildings have enriched the visual landscape of the Valley, which had previously been described as “an architectural wasteland.”

This session will be a conversation between photographer Richard Adler and Professor Barry Katz, who taught a Stanford course on “The Architecture of Silicon Valley” in 2019 that inspired the current exhibit. They will focus on how key tech leaders collaborated with world-class architects to create these iconic new buildings.

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$10/person, free to Museum members
The in-person event is sold out. Register below to attend the program live via Zoom.

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This program is in support of “Building the Future: A Visual History of the Architecture of Silicon Valley” on display in the Main Gallery Aug 3 – Oct 22, 2023.