Microsoft’s new Silicon Valley headquarters offers lessons for campus planners

It’s a given that forethought and careful plotting are necessities in raising any structure, but the planning process takes on new significance in modern constructs. The intersection of those factors can create a complex tangle of engineering, architectural and construction issues. Beyond just making sure that it can both stand on its foundation and stand up to the elements, the modern office structure also has to account for the well-being of its occupants and the impact on the surrounding environment.