Apple Unveils Plans for 536,000 SQFT Office Campus in Culver City

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By Catherine Sweeney 

Several weeks after announcing its intent to expand its Culver City facilities, Apple has submitted project plans to the City of Los Angeles that reveal what some of the 536,000 square-foot campus will look like. 

Located at 8829 W. National Boulevard, the project is being developed for the Cupertino, Calif.-based tech company by Trammell Crow Company with designs from global architecture firm HOK Inc. Project plans show the development will include two four- to five-story buildings straddling both Culver City and Los Angeles. The proposed Los Angeles building will reach 369,000 square feet with a three-level subterranean garage. The second building, which will connect to the first through a shared wall, will total 167,000 square feet. 

According to the submitted plans, the building will include creative office space and production space for multimedia content creation. The building will also provide workers with various amenity spaces, including a cafeteria, coffee stations, a shuttle service, ground floor landscaping and a private courtyard space for employees. 

In addition, The LEED-certified development would include a variety of sustainability features, such as high efficiency plumbing fixtures, weather-based controller and drip irrigation systems to reduce the amount of indoor and outdoor water use; electric vehicle charging stations, a water-efficient landscape design and Energy Star-labeled appliances.  

The project will be located at the intersection of Venice Boulevard and National Boulevard on nearly 4.5 acres. The subject property is located at the northeast corner of Venice Boulevard and National Boulevard. The property is located in close proximity to the Metro’s Expo Culver City station, which has brought about the development of several transit-oriented developments in recent years. These include Ivy Station, Platform and Access Culver City, which all contain a mix of office, retail, restaurant, dining and hotel amenities. 

The property is also just two blocks from a 128,000 square-foot office development at 8777 Washington Boulevard, which is currently leased to Apple. The property was delivered this summer by LPC West after Apple announced a $430 billion U.S. expansion plan, which included efforts in the Greater Los Angeles area. With the expansion of its Culver City facilities, the company also introduced a plan to add more than 3,000 employees to the region by 2026. 

In total, Apple is planning to expand its facilities across nine states, including North Carolina, Colorado, California, Texas, Massachusetts, Washington and Iowa, among several others. As part of the $430 billion plan, Apple is looking to add 20,000 new jobs across the country. 

“At this moment of recovery and rebuilding, Apple is doubling down on our commitment to U.S. innovation and manufacturing with a generational investment reaching communities across all 50 states,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, at the time of the announcement. “We’re creating jobs in cutting-edge fields — from 5G to silicon engineering to artificial intelligence — investing in the next generation of innovative new businesses, and in all our work, building toward a greener and more equitable future.”