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60+ Years of Design + Innovation

A Foundation for the PC Revolution
1975

A Foundation for the PC Revolution

Xerox challenges a research team to create “the architecture of information.” HOK is tasked to design a facility that supports this collaboration.

Situated in the foothills region of the Stanford Research Center is the world-renowned Xerox PARC (Palo Alto Research Center). The building cascades down the hillside with courtyards that flood the offices with natural light. This innovative design provides interior spaces to catalyze interaction and cross-fertilize ideas. 

The scientists here will one day be called “the greatest gathering of computer talent ever assembled.” They invent world-changing technologies, from graphical user interfaces and the first commercial mouse to laser printing and the Ethernet.