Led by Denise Cherry of Studio O+a, this project was to house a relocation of technology company DreamHost who had outgrown previous office space. Roughly 15,000 square feet of traditional office space was gutted, its previous tenants having long since moved on.
The client wanted open ceilings, an open floorplan, plenty of casual seating, and had a strong aversion to traditional cubicles and lighting systems. Balancing those requirements with an eye toward future growth, the end result incorporates an abundance of glass walls to permit natural lighting to work its way through to the core of the office.
A variety of textures cover the floors, including carpet, polished concrete, hardwoods, and 'carpet' made from recycled plastic bottles. Abstract vinyl wallcoverings color corridors throughout the space. An oversize break room allows for impromptu video game challenges, ping pong tournaments, and foosball exhibitions.