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?
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.
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.
Reema’s piece is a perfect expression of the Burning Man ethos—a celebration of individual vision firmly fixed in a context of community. Sort of like architecture.
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.
Like George Washington’s cherry tree, Betsy Ross’s flag is an icon of American history that does not bear scrutiny. The story many of us were taught as children is unsupported by any evidence beyond an assertion by her grandson William Canby almost one hundred years after the fact.
At Artis Ventures the dimensions of the space—2500 square feet—mandated a design that merged all the functions of a professional environment—work, play, daily living—into a hybrid of office and apartment.
That’s important because a Josh Highter canvas is apt to have a combination of textures. Highter’s abstracts hover on the edge of figurative composition. The shapes and colors often have origins in the physical world, often suggest a landscape stretched or shattered or imploded.
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.
452 Tehama is the first space O+A has designed for itself. Prior O+A offices tended to be ad hoc environments, purely functional spaces (and sometimes not so functional) improvised from the materials at hand.
“Whatever your mood is during the day, the company better have that option for you.” Primo Orpilla, Studio O+A
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.
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.
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.
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.
Each of us experiences this picnic exactly once: your first minutes abroad, your first moment of discovery that the world is bigger and richer and more delicious than your own little life has up-to-now suggested.
Ticketfly 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. But how to achieve stylish on Ticketfly’s tight budget?
Silicon Valley and the Bay Area as a whole are changing rapidly—we are interested in how we can ‘revise’ our existing landscape. How can we adapt what is already there to align with current trends in public space?
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.
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.
“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."