Although Adobe is headquartered in San Jose, they have a growing workforce 50 miles to the north in San Francisco. Adobe's new office space at 410 Townsend was recently renovated along the same lines as their headquarters - with collaborative work spaces and bright pops of color. Communal areas enjoy great views of the city, and flex areas and work spaces are designed to allow employees to work more comfortably and productively. Designed by Valerio Dewalt Train Associates, the San Francisco office also achieved LEED Silver certification for Commercial Interiors.
Valerio Dewalt Train Associates also designed Adobe’s Customer Experience Center and Work Anyplace space in San Jose. Their latest project for Adobe at 410 Townsend in Mission Bay works off the same principles of effectiveness, innovation, flexibility and cost optimization in the workplace. Located on two floors with 44,000 sq ft of space, 410 Townsend offers a variety of flex spaces for meetings, events, lounging or work as well as an open floor office space. The heart of the office is the Town Hall space found near the main lobby, which serves as a venue for all-hands meetings, art openings, guest speakers, ‘hack-a-thons’ or just lunch with co-workers.
The office space was renovated to highlight the building’s original exposed brick and heavy timber structural elements. Graphic elements, pops of color and contemporary furnishings brand the space with Adobe‘s unique identity. The building’s narrow floor plate allow daylighting to reach most of the office spaces, and the best seats and views are kept open for everyone to enjoy. Operable windows provide access to fresh air and natural ventilation, and the project was awarded LEED CI Silver certification.
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