AKQA is an award-winning, interactive media agency, originally based in London, but now headquartered in San Francisco. As part of the company's re-organization, AKQA relocated its office into the historic Hills Brothers Building, which had recently been renovated for modern office use. AKQA desired a light and creative space in order to "dream big": an idea that is reflected in the open ceiling and exposed rafters. The agency wanted to create a hospitable work space that places the focus on its clients. Huntsman left historic building details intact, but contrasted them with modern finishes such as metal workstations, built-in lounge seating, whiteboard pin-up walls and a white epoxy floor. The result is a neutral canvas which allows the creative team to cater the space to its clients' brand strategies.
Location San Francisco, CA
Scope Office Planning and Design
Size 28,000 square feet
"Work Strong," Interior Design, February 2006
Credits Photography by David Wakely