Wednesday, May 2, 2012

New Adobe campus expansion under construction

From the freeway you can see the artistic vision of architects and engineers is beginning to take shape — an angular shell of what will be the state-of-the-art Utah home of software maker Adobe.

Adobe is spending about $100 million for its initial investment in the new Utah campus expansion. Currently 350 construction workers are on site daily, with more than 800 involved in the overall project. The company said it is injecting more than $5 million per month into the local economy during the construction phase.

Adobe has been in Utah County since October 2009 after the company acquired Orem-based Omniture for $1.8 billion. Adobe employs approximately 800 people in Utah and approximately 10,000 people worldwide. The Utah team focuses on product development, sales, marketing, as well as operations for analytics and online business optimization solutions.

The new technology campus began construction in 2011 and should be substantially completed by October, with occupancy expected in November. Employees at the existing site in Orem will be relocated to the new Lehi campus.

Brad Rencher, Abobe senior vice president and general manager for digital marketing said the company's goal is to provide the best working atmosphere possible to stoke the creative and intellectual fires of its employees, helping the company reach further and higher in the ever-advancing world of technology.