When Reach Capital, an education fin-tech start-up, needed to set-up headquarters, they sought out a turnkey office location in San Francisco’s SoMa neighborhood, the city’s latest tech hub. They leased an industrial industrial-chic space with generous windows and skylights. They tapped us to fit out their space while maintaining the architectural integrity of the core and shell. They wanted to highlight the exposed wood beam ceilings and concrete walls and keep all the built out spaces naturally lit. In addition, they wanted the space to reflect their collaborative culture and their passion for education.
As a result, we created an open floor plan and arranged conference and huddle rooms along the perimeter. The rooms feature folding glass doors that open up to the main space. The glass enclosures serve dual purpose — to pull in light from the exterior windows and to frame the natural, rustic character of the space. By playing up the building’s framework and creating a floor plan with a cohesive flow, we were able to design a space that exudes comfort, community, and functionality.