Of all the possible descriptions of a research & development center, a place meant to enhance “interaction among staff, foster connections with the community and provide a space to attract employment” is not the kind we would expect.
Nevertheless, these are the words that Samsung used when speaking of an R&D center set to be built in Silicon Valley, San Jose, California, the USA.
The building will have 10 stories, will be designed by architecture firm NBBJ and will have an amenity pavilion and parking garage.
Samsung's subsidiary Samsung Semiconductor will build the headquarters, just like a different subsidiary will expand and relocate its R&D center there. The name of the latter wasn't revealed though.
The construction process should be complete next year or in 2014. More details should emerge over the coming months.