Mark Boyer

Mozilla's New Corporate Offices in San Francisco Create a Collaborative Atmosphere

by , 05/03/12

Mozilla, Firefox, Hills Plaza office, San Francisco, MKThink

Mozilla, the nonprofit tech company behind the ubiquitous Firefox web browser, recently announced that it will branch out and open a new office in downtown San Francisco later this summer. To reflect an atmosphere of transparency, the new workspace, designed by San Francisco-based architecture firm MKThink, is a wide open space with no private offices. The new 15,000-square-foot office is located in the Hills Plaza complex in San Francisco’s South of Market district, and it will provide work area for 125 staff members.

Mozilla, Firefox, Hills Plaza office, San Francisco, MKThink

According to MKThink, the new office was designed to support incubating new ideas with a mix of team rooms, co-work space, and event areas. The space features multiple mini cafes with a mix of bar stools and banquets, as well as a large outdoor terrace area with lounge seating and views of the San Francisco skyline.

Like Google — which also has office space in Hills Plaza — Mozilla’s headquarters is located in Mountain View, but the company is following a recent trend of tech companies setting up shop in San Francisco. “We recognize and value the entrepreneurial spirit, unique technical skills, and boundless energy found within San Francisco,” Mozilla Chief Executive Gary Kovacs said in a statement.

Mozilla says that in addition to housing employees, the new Hills Plaza offices will be used to host industry events.

+ MKThink

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  1. imasumak February 8, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    Dear Sir, I am among many would be Firefox users who very much prefer Firefox to any of the other browsers. However, there is a problem which has apparently existed for some time but apparently never been properly resolved. I am among “many” others who have posted on the internet for support with the same problem. ” While internet Explorer functions without problem connecting to websites, all attempts to use Firefox result in the following error message: “Cannot find Server” There are many old postings on your support website regarding this issue and elsewhere, but the problem does appear to have been definitively isolated and resolved.Although the possible reasons may vary from user to user, all of those seeking a solution have found the problem unsolvable “After trying all of the suggested solutions. Based upon that and the sheer quantity of people faced with this problem it really does require serious attention and resolution. As it presently stands, and many have said the same thing, “We would like to use Firefox but it is not an option as this problem causes it to be unusable. I sincerely hope that you will address this problem and finally solve it as Firefox could have many would be users who have no alternative but to use IE. I thank you for your consideration of my comments.

    Sincerely Yours,
    N. Bullard

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