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.
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.