Hoping to win over a community, Facebook scraps its fortress architecture

March 09, 2011 |

Facebook is moving from its tony Palo Alto, Calif., locale to blue-collar Belle Haven in Menlo Park, Calif., and the social network want to woo residents with community-oriented design. Recently, Facebook played host to a massive design charrette that brought four busloads of architects, designers, and urban planners together for an all-day cram session devoted to re-imagining the Belle Haven community as the soon-to-be home of the company’s global headquarters.

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