design blitz frames squaretrade headquarters in san francisco
all images courtesy of design blitz

 

 

design blitz is a california-based architecture firm that specializes in tech company interiors. despite being given a short time line and budget, they were able to establish a collaborative environment for the san francisco, CA headquarters of squaretrade, with bold colors and simple geometries. the rectilinear forms reflect the company’s name and logo.

 

design blitz frames squaretrade HQ in san francisco, CA, USA
the office interior is finished with a neutral base highlighted in bright solids and bold patterns

 

 

a central hive of activity is finished with a honeycomb of acoustic ceiling panels. the space is lined by a series of study pods and private meeting rooms that separate this area of high activity from the main office. their angled orientation creates sightlines through the building, which are emphasized by finishes and lighting.

 

design blitz frames squaretrade HQ in san francisco, CA, USA
the cafeteria area is lined with large booths with acoustic finishes for private work sessions and conversations

 

 

design blitz frames squaretrade HQ in san francisco, CA, USA
elevation of the booth finished in distinctive prints

 

 

 

playful cut-outs, windows, cantilevers, and reveals are inserted into the skin, which encloses collaborative workspaces. these voids allow a transparent relationship amongst the different functions and activities within the office. their height and proportions relate directly to the level of privacy needed in the enclosed room beyond.

 

 

design blitz frames squaretrade HQ in san francisco, CA, USA
cut-outs maintain transparency within the workplace

 

 

the partitions are offset from the ceiling to allow mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems to flow through the building. this upper area is then finished in a dark gray that allows them to blend into the structure without much notice.

 

design blitz frames squaretrade HQ in san francisco, CA, USA
a perforated screen with playful gradation provides privacy between the lounge and reception areas

 

 

design blitz frames squaretrade HQ in san francisco, CA, USA
collaborative work spaces are fitted with white boards and TV monitors

 

 

design blitz frames squaretrade HQ in san francisco, CA, USA
extended planes and geometric reveals are complimented by directional lighting and patterns

 

 

design blitz frames squaretrade HQ in san francisco, CA, USA
the warm accents reflect the energy and activity within the office

 

 

design blitz frames squaretrade HQ in san francisco, CA, USA
platonic geometries and a distinct color palette delineate the various office functions