Apple today announced that the 1,000-seat auditorium at its new Apple Park campus will be named the "Steve Jobs Theater" in memory of the company's late co-founder, who would have turned 62 years old on February 24.

steve jobs theater with steve jobs
Steve Jobs Theater, a 20-foot-tall glass cylinder with the world's largest freestanding carbon-fiber roof, is situated atop a hill at one of the highest points of the 175-acre campus, overlooking meadows and the main building.

Apple CEO Tim Cook:

“Steve’s vision for Apple stretched far beyond his time with us. He intended Apple Park to be the home of innovation for generations to come,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “The workspaces and parklands are designed to inspire our team as well as benefit the environment. We’ve achieved the most energy-efficient building of its kind in the world and the campus will run entirely on renewable energy.”

Jobs' widow Laurene Powell Jobs:

“Steve was exhilarated, and inspired, by the California landscape, by its light and its expansiveness. It was his favorite setting for thought. Apple Park captures his spirit uncannily well,” said Laurene Powell Jobs. “He would have flourished, as the people of Apple surely will, on this luminously designed campus.”

Apple design chief Jony Ive:

“Steve invested so much of his energy creating and supporting vital, creative environments. We have approached the design, engineering and making of our new campus with the same enthusiasm and design principles that characterize our products,” said Jony Ive, Apple’s chief design officer. “Connecting extraordinarily advanced buildings with rolling parkland creates a wonderfully open environment for people to create, collaborate and work together. We have been extremely fortunate to be able to work closely, over many years, with the remarkable architectural practice Foster + Partners.”

Apple Park will be ready for employees to begin occupying in April, and the Steve Jobs Theater will open later this year.

Top Rated Comments

Michaelgtrusa Avatar
62 months ago
Steve would be proud!!!
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
doelcm82 Avatar
62 months ago
Thanks for the campus Steve; the best we can give you is naming rights to the theater. Heaven forbid we name the campus after you.
- Love Tim
They named the campus after the company Steve helped found.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
NT1440 Avatar
62 months ago
Thinnest seats in auditorium history, chamfered edges throughout. :D
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chr1s60 Avatar
62 months ago
Thanks for the campus Steve; the best we can give you is naming rights to the theater. Heaven forbid we name the campus after you.
- Love Tim
Ah, one of those people.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macduke Avatar
62 months ago
I don't think they could have named it anything else. This is where many big media events will be held. It's the name that will be most in the News, and best of all, in a way it means that Steve will be present at each keynote held there. Now it's up to Apple to make him proud. Don't let him down! It's the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, and I'm looking forward to this special new redesigned version being unveiled in Steve Jobs Theater.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
keysofanxiety Avatar
62 months ago
Will they be doing their events here?
They definitely will be! I can't wait.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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