San Francisco

Photography: Sharon Risedorph

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Battery Ventures I
When venture capitalist firm, Battery Ventures, was seeking to design their San Francisco headquarters, they wanted a space that would communicate their corporate culture while appealing to a broad range of clients, including young entrepreneurs seeking financing, and established blue-chip companies looking for support.

They tapped us to create an interior that speaks to stability and tradition while reflecting the forward-thinking of the partners. Veering from a traditional corporate concept, we took a resimercial approach, layering in custom touches and natural elements. A custom reception desk balances artistic vision with pragmatism, informing clients that this technology-focused investment firm is solid yet willing to consider new ideas. Chiseled limestone is the backdrop, guiding visitors through the space. Three windowed private offices surround the perimeter. Their glass doors are shielded with wooden screens made from walnut. The screens play with light and shadow, filtering in daylight to the main spaces while keeping rooms private. Conference rooms are wired for full interactivity and midcentury modern furniture blends the serious with the hip. The result is a sophisticated, welcoming office that conveys Battery Ventures’ value and mission.