dropbox san francisco office by boor bridges + geremia design
 
dropbox san francisco office by boor bridges + geremia design
dec 05, 2013

dropbox san francisco office by boor bridges + geremia design

dropbox san francisco office by boor bridges + geremia design
all images courtesy geremia design © bruce damonte

 

 

 

situated in san francisco, the development for dropbox’s new 70,000 sq. ft. china basin office headquarters by boor bridges architecture and geremia interior design continues the vision of accentuating an energy-infused and collaborative newsroom, referencing the design ethos of the young company’s former open office space. the expansive container maximizes functionality and allows for customization through modular furnishings and the implementation of ample greenery within the plan.

 

‘our design reiterates our belief that all spaces – particularly the all-too-often neglected office – deserve real materials and attentive, appropriately-scaled interventions,’ says boor bridges ‘if cubicles are the suburbs then our approach to dropbox HQ is downtown.’ wrapping the existing building core, a nearly 1,600 ft. a continuous circulation loop floods natural daylight into the space, opening views to the entire office.  ‘we wanted employees to feel at home in their new space,’ explains geremia design. ‘cozy lounges were an important part of the office’s design.’

 

 

dropbox san francisco office by boor bridges + geremia design

 

 

the open space plan is organized to be approachable but intensively active and vibrant.  team groupings of open workstations and centralized social spaces line the glazed rectangular perimeter, interspersed with shared work rooms, interview spaces, and informal lounges. the scale and placement of the work groups provides team unity and isolated acoustics, while still maintaining views to neighboring groups to achieve the company’s desire that everyone maintain a connection to overall density. 

 

 

dropbox san francisco office by boor bridges + geremia design

light-drenched meeting zones and custom mobile furniture allow for easy collaboration

 

 

dropbox san francisco office by boor bridges + geremia design

team groupings of open workstations and centralized social spaces line the glazed rectangular perimeter

 

 

dropbox san francisco office by boor bridges + geremia design

the dropbox HQ is interspersed with shared work rooms, interview spaces, and informal lounges

 

 

dropbox san francisco office by boor bridges + geremia design

inside the ‘back to the future’ meeting room

 

 

dropbox san francisco office by boor bridges + geremia design

a continuous circulation loop floods natural daylight into the space, opening views to the entire office

 

 

dropbox san francisco office by boor bridges + geremia design

inside the ‘doorman brew’ conference room

 

 

dropbox san francisco office by boor bridges + geremia design

meeting rooms separated into a ‘romance chamber’, ‘break up room’ and ‘arrears’

 

 

dropbox san francisco office by boor bridges + geremia design

kitchen area

  

 

dropbox san francisco office by boor bridges + geremia design

culture wall outfitted with a mosaic of ping-pong balls

 

 

dropbox san francisco office by boor bridges + geremia design

mosaic detail

 

 

dropbox san francisco office by boor bridges + geremia design

‘cozy lounges were an important part of the office’s design.’ explains geremia design

 

 

dropbox san francisco office by boor bridges + geremia design

meeting room

 

 

dropbox san francisco office by boor bridges + geremia design

interior design sketches

 

 

dropbox san francisco office by boor bridges + geremia design

axonometric sketch view of the office space

 

 

project information:

 

location: san francisco

size: 70,000 sf

completion: spring 2012

contractor: skyline construction

interiors: geremia design

photography: bruce damonte and boor bridges architecture

client website: dropbox

  • The building may go on for ever, but the activity spaces can bend to whatever the need; I like that.
    There’s quite a lot thats handmade [lights, cushions, piano], moving on atlast from the Herman Miller office aesthetic.

    Anthony

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