Enhancing team collaboration and space flexibility took center stage as the Revel team developed the design for this multi-floor headquarters located in San Francisco’s SoMa neighborhood. With quick access to the new Transbay Terminal, in addition to BART and MUNI stations, SoMa is ideal location for this wearable technology client’s active and energetic workforce. To emphasize to company’s ideals of a healthy lifestyle, the lobby features multistory green walls created using maintenance-free, preserved plants. Along with the abundance of day light that floods the space, these large walls provide a natural and airy atmosphere in the lobby as well as the large multi-functional all-hands space.
Moving through the space the scale begins to shift from the extensive all-hands as a dropped ceiling begins to penetrate the space, providing unique visual interest while offering an essential acoustical barrier into the break room and through to the workstations. The design begins to further breakdown with small huddle rooms, open collaboration space and comfortable satellite kitchens – providing employees the ability to grab a healthy snack or a mid-morning tea. Tech support, “genius bar”, style niches are sprinkled throughout the floorplan providing staff with quick access to technical product support
To encourage team collaboration, the design provides an abundance of group meeting areas; from small open room niches with white boards and comfortable seating, to large glass enclosed conference rooms that maintain maximum privacy by using a custom design gradient pattern derived from the company’s products. Flexible furniture is used throughout the floorplan and is strategically located to allow employees direct access from their workstations. Due to careful planning strategies, the furniture configurations are designed so little disruption occurs for the workstations nearby. The space also includes laboratory space for product testing, development, and packaging. Temperature controlled server rooms and firmware labs allow round-the-clock product testing, which is perfect for an office that is always on the move.