Medventures needed to consolidate offices in Orinda and Redwood Shores to a central Emeryville location. GL Partners met with the managing partners of this venture capital group and learned about their need to make a creative workplace that would be comfortable for the long hours common to their work profile. They described a need for a unique, modern, clean, bright, and functional private office environment without the common 2x4 ceiling grid and lay-in fluorescent lights. They also limited their budget to no more than double that of the building standard.
Our solution is an array of private offices at the perimeter with interior glazing to let light penetrate. A central conference room with floor to ceiling panels of structural glass partitions is the central focus. Floor and ceiling are upgraded with metal and wood materials to supplement the standard. Little touches such as solid wood trim to match their furniture and raised soffits for indirect lighting make the space look and feel richer and larger than it is.
Size: 2,300 sq.ft.