Conversations

Sharing the Light

Projects

Cisco Campus

Conversations

Tapping into Gary Hustwit

Projects

Uber 555

Visits

"Let's Try That Again…”

Musings

O+A Wins Cooper Hewitt National Design Award

Projects

Ideapaint Pop-Up

Musings

A Decade with Al

Projects

Kimball Showroom / NeoCon 2016

O+A designs Kimball Office's Chicago showroom for the third year. To confront the challenge of redesigning the same space for a third time, our designers explored the meaning of place.

Visits

Horsemen, Monks, and Zombie Cities

Projects

Cambridge Associates

Projects

LiveRamp

Projects

IIDA Pop-Up / NeoCon 2016

Conversations

Start Spreading the News...

After 25 years in the Bay Area, we want to be a part of it. With a new home on a little island about 3,000 miles to the east, Studio O+A is officially bi-coastal.

Projects

Uber 5

This 5th floor “Paris,” much like its counterpart in France, is an assembly of distinct neighborhoods, laid out as if for a culture of flaneurs, but overlaid with modern energy and drive.

Musings

How to Move to New York Part 1: The Leap

Projects

Nike

Visits

Strandbeests: New Life Forms Evolve at Exploratorium

Projects

55 Hawthorne

This idea of a common forum for international markets became the design inspiration for Yelp’s offices at 55 Hawthorne in San Francisco. Each floor springs from the textures and moods of a particular market in a city where Yelp has a significant presence.

Creative Outlets

Breaking In Your Shoes

Projects

Alibaba

Located on the 26th floor of one of San Francisco’s Art Deco masterpieces—the old PacBell Building, built in 1925—Alibaba’s new office mixes modern austerity with refinements from a more ornamental age.

Musings

The Thumbnail History of Iconic Design: The Globe Theatre

Projects

Uber 11

When Uber acquired the 11th floor, an initial concern was how could people on the 11th feel any sense of community or shared purpose with people seven floors below?

Visits

O+A Visits New York City

Designers Brianna and Tarryn travelled to NYC for a leather workshop. They came back with handmade backpacks and new appreciation for the depth of New York culture.

Projects

Cisco Systems

When Cisco decided to remodel its multi-structure campus in San Jose, a key requirement was to support the company’s Connected Workplace model.

Visits

In Dialogue with the Ancients at Anahuacalli

Projects

Kimball Showroom

With the El and the Chicago River right outside the window Kimball's space at NeoCon 2015 buzzed with urban energy even before the showroom was installed.

Conversations

Print This House

Virginia is a licensed architect and one of the founders, with Ronald Rael, of Emerging Objects, a company that uses 3D printing to make components for building.