Projects

The Climate Corporation

Climate Corporation uses complex Big Data analysis to create products that help farmers increase their yields and insure their farms against bad weather. Co-Founder David Friedberg says, “I would describe us as a technology company.” But it’s a technology company in service to one of civilization’s oldest enterprises: agriculture.

Climate Corporation uses complex Big Data analysis to create products that help farmers increase their yields and insure their farms against bad weather. Co-Founder David Friedberg says, “I would describe us as a technology company.” But it’s a technology company in service to one of civilization’s oldest enterprises: agriculture.

  • City San Francisco, CA

  • Year 2014

  • Size 24,000 sq ft

  • Team Denise Cherry, Neil Bartley, Alma Lopez, Sarunya Wongjodsri, Jeorge Jordan, Olivia Ward

  • Photographer Jasper Sanidad

What Do You Like?

O+A’s design for Climate Corp’s San Francisco headquarters captured that dual brand. Science and technology drove the design, but always paired with down-to-earth themes— from video screens with shifting tables of crop and weather data to individual conference rooms named for ground-breaking scientists to custom-designed toile depicting cornfields and communications satellites.

Going Global

The most striking feature accentuates Climate Corp’s global reach. Suspended above a large common area a nine-foot diameter, projection screen globe “spins” as a reminder of the ever changing flow of weather. The spin is, in fact, an illusion. Three projectors pointing at the globe (and keyed to computer programs managed from the reception desk) give the white ball its planetary content and motion.

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