To accommodate a growing number of employees, this global technology company sought to expand beyond its headquarters campus in Mountain View. The design reflects the client’s goals for a flexible, collaborative work environment where the end users’ comfort, health, and well-being are prioritized. In order to attract user groups to the off-campus location, the space offers resources and amenities beyond even those offered on-campus.
The design team developed a visual narrative based on biophilia that reduces the large scale of the buildings by delineating distinct neighborhoods or “campsites”. User-configurable workspaces are augmented with informal meeting spaces including a few canvas tents. Amenity spaces such as a cafeteria, fitness center, wellness center, and game rooms complete the experience.
Building upgrades such as mechanical system replacements and the addition of skylights supported a LEED-CI Gold certification. All materials in finishes and furniture comply with the Living Building Challenge’s Red List which restricts products with known harmful chemicals.
Client Global Technology Company
Location Mountain View, CA
Scope Workplace Planning and Design
Size 136,000 square feet
Credits Photography by Jasper Sanidad