From Office Parks To Company Towns

Barry Ludwig is using lessons from ancient cities and urban planners to build cutting-edge office parks.
January 16, 2002, 5am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Barry Ludwig designs cutting-edge office parks. What he tries to create is a sense of community and connection -- which means looking to ancient cities for design principles... Inspired by social anthropologists and city planners, Ludwig is taking the old idea that a well-planned town creates a vibrant community and applying it to a new office park that will house thousands of Cisco Systems' employees along with several other companies. When finished ( the completion schedule is subject to the economy ), Coyote Valley Research Park will look like a New Age version of a farming city. There will be neighborhoods, nature trails, and parking lots that mimic the look of plowed fields."

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Published on Tuesday, January 15, 2002 in Fast Company
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