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.
“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.
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?
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.
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.
“Whatever your mood is during the day, the company better have that option for you.” Primo Orpilla, Studio O+A
At Artis Ventures the dimensions of the space—2500 square feet—mandated a design that merged all the functions of a professional environment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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."