A Glimpse into Pandora's Oakland Headquarters

Posted by Christy Le on May 10, 2016 8:00:00 AM

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Pandora Radio, like so many tech companies, started very humbly in a modest office space and has quickly grown into a thriving, reputable brand with a vibrant and characteristically unique Oakland space. It has been our privilege, as their general contractor for the past 7 years, to not only witness Pandora's growth but to be part of the evolution of their dynamic office. The following photos document the powerful visual transformation from their 1st generation space to their current space. 

 

DESIGN INSPIRATION

 

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RECEPTION AREA

         

THEN

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INTERCONNECTING STAIRS

 

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KITCHEN

 

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COMMON AREAS

 

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CONFERENCE ROOM

 

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SEATING AREAS

 

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Photography by Reflex Imaging and Bruce Damonte

 

  

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How firms are "showing the love" with their office space

Posted by Christy Le on Feb 4, 2016 6:00:00 AM

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The strategy of creating office envy is definitely catching on in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Taking care of employees in the workplace increases morale, supports recruiting efforts, and is generally fun.  Here are some of our favorite recent projects that showcase the love.

 

They wine you.

Grabbing a drink after work (or during work, for that matter) has never been easier. Social areas equipped with a full bar and handles of local craft brews in the work place has finally become a thing. This takes water cooler chat to the next level. 

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 Lumosity, San Francisco
Architect: Boor Bridges Architecture

General Contractor: Skyline Construction

 

They dine you.

Bay Area firms are quickly catching on to the old adage that there is no faster way into your hungry employee's heart than through their stomachs. From full-service kitchens to cozy cafes and break rooms, these areas are fully stocked with meals, snacks, refreshments and everything in between. 


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Yammer, San Francisco
Architect: TMDA

General Contractor: Skyline Construction

 

They love you for your mind.

Arming employees with a place for intellectual stimuli is the newest trend. A quiet space for research or leisurely reading is the perfect way to promote professional and personal development. Even in an increasingly digital world, in-house libraries are beloved by the employees and employers, alike. Learning is fun. Who knew?

 

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Weebly, San Francisco
Architect: Huntsman Architectural Group

General Contractor: Skyline Construction

 

They make you feel like a kid again.

Associating work with the warm and fuzzy nostalgic feelings of your childhood is a new concept in office interior design. It's fun, it's inviting and it's a light-hearted approach that is striking a cord with companies throughout the bay area. Slides, pool tables, vintage video games, ping pong tables and themed meeting rooms are just the tip of the iceberg of popular features.

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Chartboost, San Francisco
Architect: Design Blitz

General Contractor: Skyline Construction


 

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Topics: Construction Trends, bars, tech firms, cool office, kitchen, perks, office perks