August 31, 2017

6 Cutting-Edge Media and Tech Headquarters

Global powers in media and technology get new headquarters worthy of their stature.

1. Firm: Prism Design Consulting Shanghai Co.

Project: Unbot.

Site: Shanghai. 

Standout: Heads-down work meets feet-up relaxation at this information technology company, as concrete bench desking wends its way beneath a mezzanine’s rope netting.

Canvas Worldwide by Architecture + Information. Photography by Michael Wells.

2. Firm: Architecture + Information.

Project: Canvas Worldwide.

Site: Los Angeles.

Standout: Dichroic film, covering the glass enclosures of a café and meeting rooms, gives prismatic allure to a marketing communication agency’s industrial-inspired overall aesthetic.

Digital media company by Olson Kundig. Photography by Kevin Scott/Olson Kundig. 

3. Firm: Olson Kundig.

Project: Digital media company.

Site: New York.

Standout: A plant-filled break room, styled as a conservatory, brings a breath of fresh air to an ultra-urban palette of blackened steel, white paint, and charcoal-gray furnishings. by NBBJ. Photography by Sean Airhart/NBBJ.

4. Firm: NBBJ.


Site: Seattle.

Standout: To humanize a 3 million-square-foot mega-complex, quirks include dividers made with rollers like those used on the conveyor belts at the company’s distribution centers.

Saatchi & Saatchi Group by Jump Studios–A Populous Company. Photography by Gareth Gardner.

5. Firm: Jump Studios–A Populous Company.

Project: Saatchi & Saatchi Group.

Site: London.

Standout: The reception desk transitions into a coffee bar for the café, where lattes can be consumed while swinging in Nanna and Jørgen Ditzel’s rattan seats. 

Adobe Systems Incorporated, San Jose, California by Gensler. Photography by Emily Hagopian. 

6. Firm: Gensler.

Project: Adobe Systems Incorporated.

Site: San Jose, California.

Standout: Referencing the vectors of the company’s Illustrator software, linearity pervades the office, from the LED fixtures to the cedar-slatted rooftop pergola.

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