Projects

Acxiom

Though Acxiom has been in business for over 40 years, their desire for a space that reflects the company’s future drove many of the choices their team made with O+A.

Visits

West Coast East

“West Coast East” will provide an open-studio view of O+A’s operation with design demonstrations, a panel discussion and portfolio and space plan reviews to students and developers.

Projects

Yelp

Creative Outlets

Artist in Neon Light

Projects

Uber 11

When Uber acquired the 11th floor of the building it occupies in San Francisco, an initial concern was its distance from the company’s executive offices on the 4th floor. How could people on the 11th feel any sense of community or shared purpose with people seven floors below?

Musings

'Revising' Silicon Valley's Landscape

Projects

Capital One Labs

Capital One Labs in San Francisco is a division of the corporate giant responsible for creating financial service apps and other interactive products for customers—basically a design studio tucked into a bank.

Musings

The Thumbnail History of Iconic Design

This classic chair, which has been in production continuously at Herman Miller since its debut in 1956, had a Hollywood beginning - literally. The finished chair made its national television debut in 1956.

Projects

Giant Pixel

Musings

Well-Being in the Workplace

“Whatever your mood is during the day, the company better have that option for you.” Primo Orpilla, Studio O+A

Projects

Artis Ventures

At Artis Ventures the dimensions of the space—2500 square feet—mandated a design that merged all the functions of a professional environment.

Conversations

An Interview with David Weeks

Based in New York, David Weeks creates objects through a sculptural, artistic approach. Most famous for his lighting fixtures, he captures a modern feel with an artist's hand-crafted touch.

Projects

Cisco Meraki

A story of two companies: Meraki, a local maker of cloud-controlled wireless systems and Cisco, the global networking giant. When Cisco acquired Meraki, the smaller company wanted to hang onto its unique spirit and sense of identity—even as it moved into much larger quarters.

Visits

Abroad: In Comonfort, Mexico

Projects

Uber

Visits

First Minutes in Oz

Projects

Vara

O+A’s first task on the Vara project was to find a name for the residential development then known only by its address: 1880 Mission. This was one of the firm’s first experiences working with a property developer to create a brand from scratch.

Creative Outlets

The Pretend Store

Josh and Helen, preparing to move their Charleston office to a bigger space, but stuck with a few months left on the lease for their old space on Spring Street, hit on the idea of a pop-up shop.

Projects

TMG - Champion Station

Situated near Santa Clara’s new Levis Stadium, Champion Station contributes another asset to the quickening pace and growing visibility of a once-sleepy Silicon Valley neighborhood.

Musings

What Does the Future Look Like? Hollywood Knows

Filmmakers have envisioned the future from the earliest days of moviemaking— the near (or distant) future is eithera Darwinian, apocalyptic hell or a paradise beneath the surface of which something creepy is simmering.

Projects

Open Table

Conversations

Erik Otto: The Rising Sun

Rising Sun, Erik Otto’s latest show at Luna Rienne Gallery, contemplates in mixed media the changes that are making San Francisco an increasingly challenging environment for artists. Erik has been making art professionally in the city for over a decade.

Projects

Ticketfly

Ticketfly, an online music and sports ticketing service, had reached a point at which a more sophisticated work environment, something slicker than sleep-on-the-couch start-up-chic, was needed to serve its staff and impress its clients.

Conversations

Cayla Harris: Ending Up at Home

“I think an object’s ending point is its home,” she says. “In the work I’ve done, I’ve focused on how home is more of an idea, more of a notion than a specific place."