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John Arrillaga, Billionaire Silicon Valley Developer, Dies

  • Helped build corporate campuses for Apple, Google, Cisco
  • He partnered with Richard Peery at their firm, Peery Arrillaga
John Arrillaga, left, shakes hands with then Stanford football coach Walt Harris in 2006.
John Arrillaga, left, shakes hands with then Stanford football coach Walt Harris in 2006.Photographer: Paul Sakuma/AP Photo
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John Arrillaga, who transformed California’s Silicon Valley as the force behind some of its most famous corporate campuses, has died. He was 84.

He died on Monday, “being held by his loving wife, Gioia, and his two loving children, John Jr. and Laura,” his daughter, Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, wrote in a blog post. She is married to venture capitalist Marc Andreessen.