Leveraging off the shelf products with bespoke results, this tenant improvement transforms an existing built office and adjacent vacancy into a single workplace, organized around distinct functional zones to meet the diverse needs of a private equity firm focused on hotel and restaurant investments. The main entry, relocated to exploit San Francisco Bay views, defines a communal zone for gathering that consolidates reception, an art gallery wall, conference rooms, and casual seating areas well-suited for entertaining guests and clients. This central hub links a shared workspace zone and a private founder’s wing, articulated by handcrafted vertical wood slat walls.
The flexible work zone features perimeter, glass-fronted private offices that define a promenade of open workspaces. A low-walled beverage station, detailed in wood and custom metals, anchors the area and provides a perch and informal touch-down for morning huddles and “water cooler” chat. Between offices, a multipurpose collaboration area borrows ample daylight from the atrium of the building corridor. On the opposite side of the communal hub, a private zone comprises an executive suite with separate entrance, restroom, and break room/catering kitchen.
Customized wood screening elements, finished in light oak, maintain views while distinguishing the public and private zones. They also establish a subtle design language, echoed in details including graphics and fixtures, throughout the office. Light coffers and a custom display system also highlight an extensive art collection throughout the space.