Airbnb is a website where customers can rent accommodation from local hosts all over the world. Airbnb’s headquarters in the SOMA district welcomes customers with a large atrium equipped with a green wall. Offices overlook this open space that can be used for meetings and events. Gensler, the designers of Airbnb’s 72,000 square foot office, worked with Airbnb to create spaces that reflect some of the company’s most popular listings. There is a Mexican log cabin meeting room—one of eight uniquely designed meetings rooms,—Cairo and Mumbai-inspired cafés, a movie-themed black boardroom, a shanghai loft and an Italian living room for employees to lounge in. In addition to the multiple kitchens offering three meals a day and snacks, all Airbnb employees receive a $2,000 stipend on all their Airbnb travels. The office is also dog-friendly and has regular employee theme days.
Three Ring’s Design Inc. is an online game development studio. Their first game, Puzzle Pirates, became available in 2003 and since 2011, the company became a part of SEGA games. Three Rings Design’s office space was fabricated and designed with a steampunk theme by Because We Can. The office contains a Victorian pool table, submarine silhouette dividers, portholes, a large octopus couch, and an engine themed bike room. Each desk is uniquely designed by an employee, yet all the desks were made with the same construction and so were easily fabricated and cost-efficient. The office is also equipped with a game room and a secret passageway behind a bookshelf to another room.
Buck O’Neill Builders, Inc. is a construction company specializing in homebuilding and remodel. Their 1,100 square foot office is an excellent example of their craftsmanship creating an air filtration system by use of a living wall. Buck O’Neill Builders have proven that the mundane cubicle can be transformed into something beautiful and eco-friendly. Recycled wood from previous Buck O’Neill projects was used to make the cubicles along with several other reclaimed materials to create this office space. There is no need for a central heating system since each employee can control the temperature from his or her desk. The office is being reviewed for LEED gold certification.
Livefyre is a software company that provides user-generated content to promote and engage customers with their client’s brand and publishers such as Hallmark, Crayola, FedEx, Motorola, and more. Designed by Studio O+A, Livefyre’s office has a soundproof game room, a social media wall, ‘developer caves’ which are also soundproof, weekly happy hours, employee sports leagues, secret passageways, and a roof deck.
Livefyre, 350 3rd St Suite 700, San Francisco, CA, USA +1 415 800 0900