AMD has officially opened its new campus in Austin, Texas:
AMD (NYSE: AMD) today officially opened the doors of its new “Lone Star” campus in Austin, Texas, and announced that Westcave Preserve, Hill Country Conservancy, and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin have been selected as the final grant recipients of the company’s $3 million commitment to preserve critical open space in Central Texas. Representatives from these conservation organizations joined AMD employees, community leaders, environmental design experts, Austin Mayor Will Wynn and Governor Rick Perry, in a ceremony to officially open the new 870,000 square foot, 58-acre Austin campus at 7171 Southwest Parkway.
“Three years ago, we announced our plan to build a new campus closer to our employee base and made a promise to set a standard for responsible development,” said Hector Ruiz, chairman and chief executive officer, AMD. “Today, as we officially open the doors of our new Lone Star campus, I am proud to say that we have delivered on that promise through the extraordinary efforts and collaboration with local business, government and environmental leaders. We hope others will recognize the Lone Star campus not only as an example of our commitment to sustainable development but as a model for how to grow responsibly by partnering with communities.”
“AMD has been a vital part of the Austin community for nearly 30 years and tonight we want to recognize the company’s innovative spirit that has driven it to compete in one of the world’s most competitive markets and develop this wonderful new campus,” said Governor Rick Perry. “As a leading technology company in the fastest growing city in the fastest growing state in America, AMD is continuing to demonstrate their leadership and commitment to sustainable business practices that not only benefit their own bottom-line but the community as a whole.”
AMD’s new Austin campus was designed to fit the specific needs of its employees and the local environment. To create the innovative site development plan, AMD assembled a diverse team of internationally recognized architects, engineers, ecologists and nationally known sustainable design experts. Working with AMD, the team embarked on an intensive design process known as a “charrette” and created a site plan based on three key tenets: limiting site impact, protecting water quality and using innovative sustainable design.