The millennial generation is taking the workforce by storm, and many want the offices in which they work to be located in the heart of a city. So as tech companies respond by becoming increasingly urban, they face a challenge: the desire to have the connectivity of a suburban campus, with the land restrictions that come with building offices in the city.
In response, NBBJ has developed a new workplace concept dubbed the vertical campus. Today, Fast Company reviews the concept and shares how it could become a prototype for tech campuses worldwide. “A big challenge in corporate headquarters [is] finding that thing that is going to uniquely express the company, but also trigger innovation and new thinking among the employees,” says NBBJ Design Partner Jonathan Ward.