Gallery: UBM Seeks LEED Platinum for New SF Office with ‘Me Space to We...


United Business Media is seeking LEED Platinum for their new San Francisco Office, creating a change from a “Me Space to We Space” as they adapt their operations from print media to the new digital world. Long gone are the days of the dreaded tall gray cubicles, laid out in puzzle like fashion. The move to digital and mobile technology among the younger employees in companies convinced UBM that collaborative “we” spaces where employees can move around the office and work in multiple locations is more intuitive than the creation of “me.” The new space, designed by Gensler, allows employees clear lines of sight to easily let colleagues interact with one another.

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  1. karenwil April 5, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    A media office building areas of hold team work meetings is key. Gensler has impressed me this is a beautiful finished project. I like that local San Francisco street artists were used. Using local artist talent is a great way to help the community. Going for the highest LEED certification rating too. Modular Walls seems to have been used? Thanks for this inspiring article.

  2. joezazzera April 5, 2011 at 8:41 am

    I am always surprised to see LEED platinum proposed sites without the use of a living plant in sight. This is a great, if not cold design but lacks any biophilic connection with nature, in fact the only attempt is a mural with and abstract tree painting.

    I admit, this is something that is always in my radar but am I the only one that notices the lack of life or connection to nature here?

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