When he envisioned the campus, Jobs was thinking less about the nature of modern work and hedging against change, and more about the future, and creating an iconic building that would be relevant 100 years from now.
Of course all the Jobsian attention to detail and design are found in this iconic structure, too, from massive, curved panes of glass to an ingenious, energy efficient ventilation system.
Instead of many buildings spread across a campus, the site features one master circular structure (2.8 million square feet) called the Ring, designed to house 12,000 employees.
Buildings, on the other hand, are change averse, optimized to stand for decades.
A decade later, the design concept for Apple Park expanded his approach and legendary attention to (some say obsession with) functional detail to a higher level of sophistication.