Autodesk is a powerhouse company that develops architecture drafting and rendering programs, so it's no surprise that their San Francisco-based workshop and office is one of the most beautifully designed workspaces we've ever seen. Developed by Lundberg Design, the Autodesk Workshop is located on the south side of a historic pier on the San Francisco waterfront and utilizes a simple palette of materials like reclaimed wood and steel to create an industrial, but elegant atmosphere.
Completed in 2013, the Autodesk Workshop’s location on a historic pier gave Lundberg Design the opportunity to juxtapose the old, but still active, maritime machinery with the cutting-edge technology in Autodesk’s fabrication facilities. The warehouse-like building features tall two-story spaces, an open-plan layout, and large glazed openings that overlook extraordinary views of the bay. The repurposed pier was mostly built from traditional materials–steel, reclaimed wood, plywood, and cement board. These materials evoke the site’s industrial past, but the expertly crafted office’s clean modern lines give it a contemporary finish.
Designed to meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation as well as LEED-Platinum Commercial Interiors for office space, the Autodesk Workshop also features fun and beautiful stand-out furnishings such as a cozy private alcove work area and a suspended conference table located in the maple paneled brainstorming room. Over in the CNC shop, a pedestrian bridge is elevated above the double-height space to add a sense of drama. Lundberg Design used many different Autodesk products in the design and construction of the project, from Autodesk Revit Architecture to 3ds Max Design.