Sequoia Consulting Group
Workplace Planning and Design
San Mateo, CA
20,000 square feet
Sequoia provides business strategies for benefits, HR, and risk management. For their new San Mateo headquarters, the design team created a refined space that enhances employee collaboration and clearly communicates company values to staff and visitors.
An in-floor lighting feature in reception leads to flexibly furnished client-facing areas designed to accommodate informal gatherings as well as large events. Increased collaboration among teams is achieved through an expansive, unobstructed workspace allowing visual access to every Sequoia employee. A variety of meeting environments are placed nearby, ensuring that teamwork is never disruptive. References to Sequoia trees are found throughout the space in abstract wall decals, acoustical panel motifs, and a live edge wood table in the break room. These subtle cues serve as a foundation to express the culture and mission of the company through client quotes and core values focused on long-term success. The resulting visual language successfully translates Sequoia's story into a branded and innovative office environment.