Facebook's MPK 20 — Menlo Park, CA

Facebook retained Cornerstone Earth Group to provide environmental and geotechnical services for the development of an approximately 22-acre property, located at 1 Facebook Way. The approximately 433,000 square foot building, known as the world’s largest open-plan single room office with a 9-acre rooftop garden, was designed by Architect Frank Gehry, known for postmodern designs including the Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Guggenheim Museum.

Cornerstone’s Value Added Benefits:

  • Performed load testing on test piles to reduce the number and length of the piles.
  • Selected augercast pressure grouted displacement (APGD) piles to lower noise and vibration during installation (as compared to driven pile types); to minimize the generation of soil spoils; and to virtually eliminate the potential for the downward migration of contaminated ground water.
  • Coordinated with national and state regulatory agencies, US EPA and DTSC in Site development activities.

The building is LEED Gold Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Cornerstone currently is providing similar services for Facebook’s next development, MPK 21 – a ½ million square foot structure similar in design and adjacent to MPK 20.