Benicia, CA, April 08, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Marquis Publishing, an affiliate of the Marquis Gallery announces the new release of the edition “The Architectural Elevation of Technology.” The book is California author and photographer Marques Vickers 134-page photographic survey of 75 prominent Silicon Valley High-Tech corporate headquarters buildings.
The geographical territory included with the book is framed to the north by Redwood City and extended to the south until Cupertino. Corporate headquarters are included within the cities of Palo Alto, Santa Clara, Mountain View, Menlo Park, San Jose, Sunnyvale, Milpitas and Fremont. Notable structures include the Oracle, Samsung and the Apple 2 campus, currently under construction.
Background is provided on each building’s history and when each present tenant began their occupancy.
“The photo project’s motivation was based on my curiosity as to the public face of the information technology sector,” notes Vickers. “Did the more prominent companies mirror the aesthetic polish of their online renown and presence? Would their architecture reflect the affluence and prosperity many of these industry icons have come to represent?
“Silicon Valley technology parks, corporate campuses and headquarters appear indistinguishable from other more traditional office construction. Their appearance is generally consistent with contemporary design trends favoring reflective glass framed by steel and masonry.”
Vickers observes in his accompanying commentary several distinctive traits regarding high-tech constructions. Among those include decentralized layouts, lack of streetfront parking and the significant shielding of inside views by landscaped trees and foliage.
“The true innovation and resources appear to have been concentrated on interior space management schematics and novelty design.” Vickers adds, “The intention is purposeful. By creating a playful and aesthetic interior environment for employees, many are inclined and stimulated to spend significant additional hours on work-related projects in the facility. Social bondings are encouraged, creating a synergy of professional comradery. Working hours assimilate into lifestyle preferences.”
“The Architectural Elevation of Technology” is available for purchase in paperback and eBook formats through Amazon.com, ArchitecturalProgress.com and InsiderSeriesBooks.com.