CLIENT: SME Steel Contractors & Glazier Steel
LOCATION: Santa Clara, California
project overview:

Located in Santa Clara, NVIDIA II is the second phase of construction at NVIDIA’s California-based headquarters. Designed in a futuristic style, Phase II, called Voyager, is approximately 750,000 square feet and designed to demonstrate design from the inside out.

The building’s sculptural roof is complex and consists of a series of triangular, raking roof panels to create an undulating roof. Several skylights are in place to allow ample diffused daylight to enter the building to create a work environment that is efficient and uplifting.


DBM Vircon’s Scope of Work:

DBM Vircon provided 3D modeling and shop drawing services using resources from three global offices including Auckland, Manila, and Chennai. The company was responsible to provide steelwork detailing for:

  • Main building structure
  • Site trellis structure
  • Curved Outdoor ‘Tree houses’ (break/work/meet areas) and linking platforms/bridges
  • Interior and exterior guard railing
  • Interior and exterior stairs and ramps
  • Green wall support steel and vine cable systems
  • Miscellaneous scope including ladders, bollards, embeds and Trellis steelwork


• Evolving architectural and structural design
• Extensive coordination with many other trades including Façade, MEP, Elevators, Solar, Landscaping etc.


• A comprehensive and efficient workflow for the detailing production team was created through direct coordination with the design team and other trades throughout the project.
• To facilitate collaboration with the design team, a discussion log was created, allowing issues to be resolved much more quickly than when an RFI was submitted.
• Having the ability to present and discuss issues directly with the design team allowed DBM Vircon to resolve problems ahead of the production team, thereby creating a more efficient workflow.

Christopher Pfeiff

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