MID-SIZE OFFICE WINNER
One Workplace Headquarters and Showroom | Santa Clara, CA
Design Blitz | San Francisco, CA

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Design Statement:
For its new headquarters and showroom, the client wanted to create a bleeding-edge, world class workplace. The design team collaborated with the company to combine an existing stand-alone, mid-century office building with a neighboring warehouse to create 35,000 square feet of office, showroom, and workspace. The resulting space embraces its industrial location and uses it as creative fuel for forward-thinking innovation. The project demonstrates strong metrics for the economics of efficiency, as the client moved from a 45,000 square foot space into the new 35,000 square foot space while increasing staff from 101 to 165. This was achieved by reducing workstation foot print and moving the majority of the sales team to a mobile work flow where workers do not require a dedicated workstation. Since the client is a family-owned and family-run company, the design team used the kitchen as an opportunity to celebrate the familial and communal quality of the project. The kitchen is the location where the two buildings join, as well as the site of the entrance. Upon entering the building, one is immediately presented with the work-cafe, a warm and welcoming area to meet and eat. The most prominent element of the interior is the mezzanine structure in the middle of the showroom. The structure serves multiple functions, housing an elevated conference room and also serving as an observation platform that allows members of the client team to quickly survey the floor and show customers each product in action.
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