New headquarters for this important non profit embodies the organization’s core values around access, equity, integration, and sustainability and reflects its nearly two decades of commitment to students in California.
College Futures Foundation partners with organizations and leaders across California to create systemic change, increase college degree completion, and close equity gaps so that the vision of a seamless, student-centered educational path to opportunity is available to every student, regardless of zip code, skin color, or income.
The relocation of its headquarters from San Francisco to downtown Oakland provided the organization with a unique opportunity to align its new home with core values. The work area was carefully configured to maximize access to daylight and sweeping views of the East Bay hills, overlooking Lake Merritt. Anchored by a 1,200 square-foot communal gathering hub – bracketed by an open kitchen and the wide curve of exterior windows – spaces were designed to support the Foundation’s culture of engagement and equity.
Perimeter meeting and office spaces, facilitate a range of private and collaborative work and embody themes drawn from California’s natural environment. Warm, inviting materials that evoke nearby landscapes give the space its character.