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Battery Ventures

The San Francisco headquarters for this venture capitalist firm is located in the penthouse of a mid-rise in SOMA, and needs to appeal to not only the numerous young tech entrepreneurs who might be seeking financing, but also the blue-chip companies that this firm specializes in supporting. JLA created an interior that speaks of stability and tradition, while reflecting the forward thinking of the Partners by referencing a modern architectural vocabulary that is not corporate, but instead friendly and personal. The chiseled limestone and walnut screening lend a sense of exclusivity, while the furniture is more playful to balance the serious with the hip. Three conference rooms are wired for full interactivity: Three private offices surround the perimeter, with a walnut screen wall providing privacy while allowing light to flow into the central reception area. This impromptu gathering space features a live-edge communal worktable and two glassed in flex spaces for private conversations. A custom steel white reception desk sets the right tone of art and seriousness, informing the visitor that this venture capitalist firm is solid yet willing to consider new ideas.