Workplace Planning and Design
San Francisco, CA
11,000 square feet
The challenge in designing Forbes Media’s San Francisco office was to capture the essence of the local workplace culture, while maintaining aesthetic consistency with the company’s East Coast offices. Influenced by hospitality and tailored amenities, the resulting space conveys comfort and approachability for employees and guests.
The lobby is branded with quotes from thinkers and innovators who influence the pages of Forbes, a nod to the “quote of the day” on the company's website. An unconventional entrance to an office space, a “reception flex room” can easily accommodate meetings or social events and provides expansive views of the San Francisco Bay. Polished concrete floors, wood slat ceilings, and modern furniture contrast more traditional frame and panel motifs. In the open work areas, perimeter workstations enjoy access to daylight, while custom bookcases elegantly display the Forbes magazine collection. A break area banquette doubles as a set for recording video interviews.