When Slack asked O+A to create its new multi-floor headquarters in San Francisco one design story presented itself immediately. Slack’s CEO Stewart Butterfield is an outdoorsman, a hiker who goes off grid every year and recharges in the various types of wilderness
Garrett Rowland is a NYC based interior, architectural design photographer.
Meraki’s expansion to a new floor offered an opportunity to observe how the company had grown into (or in this case out of) the space Studio O+A designed for it four years ago.
Abaca is the plant that produces the fiber used in making rope. In 1856 the Tubbs Cordage Company began manufacturing rope in San Francisco and with its neighbors, Hazard Gunpowder Company and Union Ironworks, defined the industrial character of its neighborhood.
O+A’s challenge at Blend Labs in San Francisco was to bring the nimbleness and comfort of a modern tech office to a financial services company eager to take the angst out of mortgage transactions.
STUDIOSC was commissioned by a boutique law office to design their new offices within an existing loft space in Williamsburg. A modern addition and roof terrace was part of the program, allowing us to integrate the old timber framed loft, with a new steel and concrete addition, connected by a long corridor that serves as the central artery of the office.
Prior to the renovation, exposed brick, a mix of colors including off-white, beige, brown, and muted green, and dark hardwood floors made for a more traditional look, but it felt a bit too dark, even during peak daylight hours. The Tribeca condo project started in June 2016, and had to be completed by December 2016 in time for the baby’s arrival.