12-021 Presidio VC Offices
A growing technology investment firm envisioned a light-filled design for their new office space, inspired by the historic buildings of San Francisco’s Presidio. The original structure's concrete columns and ridge skylights offered a repetitive infrastructure for our team to respond to with a modern, warm design.
Arriving from the elevator lobby, staff and visitors are greeted by a continuous wood-clad wall with a pivoting door that veils the reception area and the lush landscape of the Presidio beyond. The double-height reception area features a large living wall inspired by the natural setting. Two wood-clad compression corridors branch off from the reception area, aligning with the existing columns and pulling visitors and employees through the space. These corridors lead to private offices and spill out into large, double-height public spaces, including a library and an open office. These public spaces are warmed by natural light sculpted down from the ridge skylights - a palette of wood and painted white steel accentuates the existing materials and the contextual landscape beyond.
Our interiors team introduced residential sensibilities into a airy office space – working with high quality materials typically found in our residential designs to soften an elegant commercial setting.
The office’s public spaces are warmed by natural light sculpted down from ridge skylights, and a palette of wood and painted white steel accentuates the existing materials. A soft material and color palette evokes a sense of coziness and pays homage to foggy Presidio days. Custom desks and work spaces in the private office spaces were designed and custom built to mimic residential furniture.
San Francisco, CA
Architecture + Interior Design
Carpenter and Millworkers
Christopher Naefke, Eby Construction
Chris French Metal, Hayes Architecture & Fabrication
Interior Design Best of the Year Award: Small Office: Corporate, 2014
IIDA Northern California Chapter Honor Award: Work Small, 2014
AIA San Francisco Merit Award: Interior Architecture