The top two floors at 220 Sansome became available last year. We did like our old space at 649 Front Street, but we needed more of it. Plus, the old brick-and-timber was kinda cool, but also a bit dated. We wanted something we could shape ourselves.
Architect Gensler, for whom we were doing some digital work, came alongside us to help us get there. We told them the color comes from our work and our people, so the last thing we wanted was whacky creative space. Instead, we created a black and white palette that serves as a well-reasoned pedestal for adventuresome thinking.
We were originally attracted to the space because the floor plates are quite small, so everyone would be near the windows. We made the decision to keep all the workstations on 15, with the top floor (16) and it’s 20’ ceilings left open for the kitchen, conference rooms, and open collaboration space. As we grow, we’re in negotiations for other floors so hopefully we’ll be able to keep 16 open.
The furniture was done by John’s wife, Lyn through her interior design company, Material.