Helping leading brands connect with customers and improve online engagement, Essence is the world’s largest independent buyer of digital media. The company’s San Francisco location is consistent with the look and feel of its international offices – social, spacious, and cleanly branded. The design team peeled back several layers of dated tenant improvements in a historic building to create a modern, minimal interior as a basis for Essence’s design aesthetic and identity.
Capitalizing on an expansive window wall with city views and daylight, the reception, lobby, and a casual seating area combine to serve as the main social space. A boardroom with a custom 16-seat round table and other support and amenity spaces surround the open work space at the heart of the office. The employee lounge, where staff frequently video-conference with other Essence offices, takes its cues from the beach and sea – a tradition the company has shared in each of its six locations.
Client Essence Digital
Location San Francisco, CA
Scope Workplace Planning and Design
Size 11,000 square feet
Credits Photography by Brendan Williams