Apple Park Overview Updated May 4, 2022

Apple Park

Apple Park is Apple's new, 175-acre corporate campus. Its 2.8 million-square-foot main building, or "spaceship," is considered to be one of the most energy-efficient buildings on earth. The campus and nearby visitor center opened in 2017, and will house over 12,000 employees.

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September 2012 - May 2022


 

  • 175-acre campus
  • Over 2.8 million sq. ft. of office space
  • 17 megawatts of rooftop solar 
  • Separate on-site R&D facilities
  • 100,000 sq. ft. fitness center
  • Underground 1000-seat Steve Jobs Theater
  • Public Visitor Center featuring Augmented Reality experience
  • Will run on 100% renewable energy
  • Architected by Foster+Partners

First announced by Steve Jobs in 2006, Apple kicked off construction on its new 175-acre “Campus 2” in late 2013 and was expected to start moving in more than 12,000 of its employees in April 2017. The campus, located approximately one mile east of its current headquarters in Cupertino, California is also often referred to as the Apple “Spaceship” due to the appearance of the site’s main circular building.

CEO Tim Cook explained why Apple Park’s theater was named after the late Steve Jobs:

To honor his memory and his enduring influence on Apple and the world, the theater at Apple Park will be named the Steve Jobs Theater. Opening later this year, the entrance to the 1,000-seat auditorium is a 20-foot-tall glass cylinder, 165 feet in diameter, supporting a metallic carbon-fiber roof. The Steve Jobs Theater is situated atop a hill — one of the highest points within Apple Park — overlooking meadows and the main building.

Apple Park also houses a visitor center with an exclusive corporate store and mini Caffè Macs. The visitor center opened to public in November 2017.

Check out our Apple Park Construction Progress Timeline for aerial photos, drone flyovers, and more news.

Apple Park Stories May 4

Earlier last month, Apple employees started to gradually return to work at the corporate office in a hybrid format. As of now, Apple Park employees have to come into the office one day per week, but according to company policy, by May 23, they will need to be in the office at least three days per week. Some drone photography shows their return to office work at headquarters.

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Apple Park Stories May 3

Apple today confirmed that it will invite a small number of developers to attend WWDC 2022 in Apple Park for the first time since 2019. In-person events had been suspended due to the pandemic. In addition to meeting with Apple employees, guests will also have the opportunity to visit the new Developer Center at Apple Park.

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Apple Park Stories December 20, 2021

After an inside look at Apple’s design team workplace, Apple has also opened its doors to a French TV channel giving its viewers exclusive footage of Apple Park and life inside it. The French TV channel TF1 had access to Apple’s headquarters, Apple Park, and was given the opportunity to meet with Apple executives.

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Apple Park Stories December 9, 2021

Although Apple has been using Apple Park as its main stage for keynotes over these past two years, there are still a lot of things that people don’t know about it. Now, an exclusive report by Wallpaper shows more of the life inside Apple’s heart and the company’s design team.

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Apple Park Stories August 15, 2021

In his latest entry of the Power On newsletter, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reports that Apple’s iCloud, Health, and AI teams are seeing an increase in departures.

According to the report, two big names just departed from Apple: Emily Fox, in charge of Health AI research, is departing for a university position starting later this year, and Ruslan Meshenberg, who was a leader on Apple’s cloud infrastructure team after serving as a Netflix VP, just left for Google.

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Apple Park Stories July 13, 2021

Behind every great virtual Apple keynote is an equally impressive collection of modern furniture and tasteful objects from top designers across the globe. Poring through all six online-only Apple events, I’ve cataloged more than 100 chairs, sofas, tables, lamps, books, and accessories that fill the sets.

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Apple Park Stories April 22, 2021

Most of you are probably already familiar with Apple Park, Apple’s iconic new campus that opened in 2017 and has hosted pretty much every Apple event since then. Despite this, the campus is not open to the public, which makes us even more curious about its structure. Luckily we can now get a better look at Apple Park, thanks to an internal app the company made for employees that is called “Tour Apple Park.”

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Apple Park Stories March 23, 2020

A new drone video offers an eerie look at Apple Park and the surrounding area during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Apple Park is largely deserted as Apple shifts to a work from home policy and Santa Clara County enforces a shelter in place order.

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Apple Park Stories December 6, 2019

Apple Park holding special ‘Neighborhood Open House’ with Toys for Tots drive in California

Apple is opening its doors to nearby residents with an open house scheduled for December 14 at Apple Park that includes a Toys for Tots holiday drive.

Apple Park Stories November 20, 2019

Apple Park Spaceship campus video tour takes us into the non-public areas

The Loop’s Dave Mark yesterday spotted a video that has so far flown under the radar: an Apple Park Spaceship campus video tour that takes us into the non-public areas…

Apple Park Stories July 13, 2019

Apple’s futuristic spaceship campus in Cupertino has been valued at over $4 billion, according to the Santa Clara County assessor. This valuation comes as Apple has pushed back against property valuations in the past in an effort to avoid property tax.

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Apple Park Stories May 18, 2019

Apple yesterday held its formal opening of Apple Park, including a concert on the rainbow stage at the center of the campus. Lady Gaga performed at the event, with Apple Park employees taking to Twitter and Instagram to share photos and videos.

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Apple Park Stories May 17, 2019

Update: The rumor was indeed correct.

The mystery of the rainbow stage at the center of the Apple Park campus was recently solved, Apple’s intranet revealing it to be for the formal opening of the campus

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Apple Park Stories May 10, 2019

New drone footage of the Apple Park campus created a mystery earlier this week, when it revealed a rainbow stage at the centre of the spaceship ring.

Arranged like a concert stage, it was clearly for an event of some kind – and it turns out it’s for a pretty special one, to be held on May 17 …

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Apple Park Stories May 8, 2019

Throughout the construction of Apple Park, drone update videos became monthly occurrences. They offered beautiful overhead updates on Apple Park’s construction progress, but as construction wrapped up, Apple started to crack down on drone videos. Today, however, Duncan Sinfield is back with his first Apple Park drone update in six months.

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Apple Park Stories December 29, 2018

A new interview between Jony Ive and Japanese designer Naoto Fukasawa offers a rare look into the minds of two design icons. Sitting down in Japan to chat last month, the longtime friends shared thoughts on the future of industrial design, Apple Park’s design challenges, and Fukasawa’s influence on Ive and Apple. The interview was published in the February 2019 edition of Japanese design magazine AXIS.

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Apple Park Stories November 23, 2018

The Institute of Structural Engineers has named the winners of the Structural Awards 2018, and the Steve Jobs Theater on the Apple Park campus has won the award for Structural Artistry …

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Apple Park Stories October 4, 2018

Apple Park has been inspiring and interesting in a wide variety of ways. From the architecture, sustainability, and cost, down to fine details like speaker design, and the chairs chosen for the campus, it is one of the most fascinating company headquarters in the world. After a two-year long project, a master LEGO craftsman has recreated Apple Park with around 85,000 pieces of the small brick blocks.

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Apple Park Stories September 3, 2018

Apple applies for four Apple Park trademarks, as Core ML trademark is granted

We learned back in March that Apple wanted to trademark its concentric rings logo of the Apple Park – and it has now applied for four more trademarks relating to its new campus …

Apple Park Stories August 28, 2018

Apple granted design patent for the exterior of the Steve Jobs Theater [Update]

Update: Closer review of the documentation suggests that the patent may more broadly cover Apple’s above-ground entrances. Patent illustrations more closely resemble Apple’s retail store in Kunming, China. The filing, which lists Apple retail staff, also references the store’s opening.

Apple was today granted a design patent for the exterior of the Steve Jobs Theater

Apple Park Stories August 15, 2018

Watch this breathtaking GIF of Apple Park’s 3-story lunchroom door opening

This afternoon, Apple CEO Tim Cook took to Twitter regarding updates to the lunchroom at the company’s spaceship headquarters.

Apple Park Stories June 14, 2018

One of the things we learned during David Rubenstein’s interview of Tim Cook, posted in full yesterday, was that all employees at Apple Park are getting standing desks.

We have given all of our employees, 100%, standing desks. If you can stand for a while, then sit, and so on and so forth, it’s much better for your lifestyle.

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Apple Park Stories June 4, 2018

Apple opened up its Apple Park campus to more than 350 WWDC scholarship students yesterday, welcoming them to an orientation and meet-and-greet in the Steve Jobs Theater. And it looks like the company wanted to make sure the place was looking good for their visit …

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Apple Park Stories May 24, 2018

While the architecture and landscape of Apple’s new campus in Cupertino have been extensively documented through photography, drone flights, and spirited conversation, a new video from manufacturer Leon Speakers calls attention to an overlooked aspect of Apple Park – its audio system. 

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