Xilinx Inc. wanted to create a unique Colorado-style corporate campus that would attract potential employees and be sensitive to the surrounding wetland and prairie community. Xilinx knew that by attracting and retaining a quality workforce, a single employee-developed patent could pay for the whole facility.
The vision was to foster innovation at all levels of the company, incorporating any design idea that could help produce the next great patent. Spaces for collaboration and serendipitous conversations are sprinkled throughout the facility.
Working in collaboration with Xilinx and the Boulder-based architectural firm Downing, Thorpe & James, The Neenan Co. helped design and build the computer engineering office building and conference center.