Steve Jobs and Jony Ive Envisioned It
While Apple Park officially opened in April 2017, the idea for the spaceship campus came long before that. In fact, late Apple cofounder and CEO Steve Jobs was the one who envisioned the futuristic headquarters alongside Chief Design Officer Jony Ive (who also played a major role in designing it).
In fact, Jobs actually went to a Cupertino City Council meeting in June 2011 to pitch the idea for Apple Park — in what would become his last public appearance. “We’ve seen these office parks with lots of buildings and they get pretty boring pretty fast,” Jobs told the council during that meeting. “So we’d like to do something better than that.”