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NVIDIA Tour and Chapter Meeting
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NVIDIA Tour and Chapter Meeting

Tour NVIDIA's new futuristic campus and learn about its sustainable design and high-tech functionality.

When: 3/15/2017
Tour: 5:30-7 pm Meeting: 7-8:30 pm
Where: NVIDIA Endeavor Campus
2701 San Tomas Expressway
Santa Clara, California  95050
United States
Contact: Stephanie Osborne

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March 15, 2017


5:30 - 8:30 pm


5:30 - 7:00 pm - Check-In, Tours, Networking (food and bev)


Tours at 5:30, 6:00 and 6:30 pm

(Closed toe shoes required)  Tour time is firm.  Last tour leaves at 6:30 pm.


7:00 - 8:00 pm  Program


7:10 - 7:15 pm  Chapter Updates


7:15 - 8:00 pm  Panel Discussion


8:00 pm - Q&A



Cost: Registration required

Members - FREE

Spouses - $20

Non Members - $40


A change in registering...members cannot register for their spouse or a guest on the same transaction.  Each RSVP must be made separately, under the name of the registered attendee. 

(Please note:  Non-Member are limited to attending no more than 2 meetings per calendar year.  No more than 1 guest per member, per event.


Advanced registration highly encouraged as seating may fill up.  Registration closed.



Jack Dahlgren, Operations



Hao Ko, AIA

Gensler, San Francisco


Danielle Benz

Gensler, San Francisco


Garret Tomford, Contractor


Rob Benson



Approved for 1.5 AIA - LU/HSW



The New NVIDIA Campus - Endeavor

2701 San Tomas Expressway

Santa Clara, CA 95050


When completed in late 2017, the two-story building the Endeavor, will span 500,000 square feet, accommodate 2,500 employees, and provide two levels of underground parking.  Its unique design — based on the triangle, the fundamental building block of computer graphics — will deliver functionality and efficiency in an open, sweeping environment.



Key Features:

  • 75 percent less potable water than a typical modern building its size – a huge benefit in drought-stricken California.
  • 4 types of glass and 245 skylights
  • A thousand 4 x 12-foot panels of double-paned glass, tinted to allow in the proper amount of light and keep out heat.
  • Perforated metal panels on the underside of the roof support a stack of sound-absorbing fiberglass, rigid foam insulation, waterproofing, and decorative ribs to add shadow and depth.
  • Sharp focus on recycling, reuse during campus construction with a 96% recycling rate
  • Earthquake resilience:  The triangular building is being framed and supported by giant, 40-foot-long steel braces, which have steel cores encased in concrete.  Known as buckling-restrained braces, or BRBs
  • Innovative use of VR in designing Endeavor.  Gensler and NVIDIA are combining photo-realistic 2D renderings with NVIDIA Iray technology to help inform choices for the building’s interior walls, coverings, and furnishings.  VR is an essential part of the design review, all without being on the actual job site.




Parking will be at the old campus of Lumines, 2400 Condensa Street, Santa Clara. This building is very close to the NVIDIA campus and has ample parking available.

Walk to the current NVIDIA building or take the NVIDIA shuttle.  Meeting will be in the Cafeteria and groups will be escorted to the new building for the scheduled tours.


Parking at the NVIDIA campus is challenging and typically reserved for employees.  If that changes, we will update this information.





Ask questions, be part of the discussion and explore the future of Smart Buildings in this interactive panel discussion.



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