Top 20 Skyline Projects - Celebrating 20 Years w/ 20 Favorites

Posted by Christy Le on Apr 12, 2016 3:00:00 AM


In celebration of our 20 year anniversary, each month we’re sharing 20 of our employees favorite things -- from tools to travel destinations and everything in between.

This month we highlight 20 of the most popular construction projects built since 1996.  Our team put their heads together to vote on spaces that display dramatically unique features, challenging and careful coordination and awesome partnerships with our clients. 

It was no easy feat to rank this list. If we missed any projects you enjoyed working, please share in the comments below.




St. Jude Medical

Sunnyvale  |  131,500 sq. ft.
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Why we loved it

  •   What started as a retrofit to an old, tired
              building quickly became the demolition
              and ground-up construction of an entirely
              new space.





ValueAct_Photo-BruceDamonte_18.jpgValueAct Capital

San Francisco  |  36,000 sq. ft


Why we loved it

  • Stunning eucalyptus millwork
  • Cathedral style ceilings
  • Metal panel ceilings
  • Wood walls





Health Plan of San Mateo

San Mateo  |  109,000 sq. ft.

Why we loved it

  • An aggressive project schedule
  • Amazing fitness center that rivals
            most private fitness clubs
  • Main break room that feels like a fancy cafe
  • Stellar client and architect creating a
            seamless project delivery





Santa Clara  |  63,000 sq. ft.
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Why we loved it

  • Cool design features
  • Nostalgia effect: all the conference
           and huddle rooms are named after





Oakland  |  100,000+ sq. ft.
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Why we loved it

  • Themed collaboration areas with
            bright colors and funky graphics
  • RADIO banquette seating that
            illuminates when occupied
  • Voice recording studios






Pleasanton  |  314,000 sq. ft. 
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Why we loved it

  • Multiple interconnecting staircases
            joining spaces for functionality
  • Sound-proof recording studio
  • Collaborative team partnership
            between client, architect and contractor






San Francisco  |  90,000 sq. ft.
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Why we loved it

  • 40+ different light fixtures
    • An awesome all-hands collaboration /
              game room / multi-purpose space
    • Sound room with Buzzi noise
             cancellation panels





San Francisco  |  82,500 sq. ft.
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Why we loved it

  • Asymmetrical designed vortex hallways
  • All-hands space with stadium style seating
  • Custom designed, fully equipped bar featuring
            multiple kegerators... still waiting for our invitation
            to the party!




Palo Alto  |  70,000 sq. ft.

Why we loved it

  • Working with a rock-star project team
  • Cool structural features like exposed
            barrel truss ceilings
  • Hired a helicopter to lift HVAC units to roof 





Lumina Sales Center

San Francisco  |  6,000 sq. ft.


Why we loved it

  • Renovation of a historical building
  • Luxurious showroom with interactive
            video wall and full scale model
  • Showroom reception area built to
            replicate residential tower lobby
            with fine imported finishes






Spectrum Equity

San Francisco  |  11,000 sq. ft.


Why we loved it

  • Reclaimed wood used
            from a French barn
  • Live edge wood tables 
  • Custom leather banquettes
  • Overall a stunning space







Mountain View  |  54,000 sq. ft.
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Why we loved it

  • Graffiti artwork all over the walls
  • Sliding board doors for meeting rooms
  • Vinyl wood plank flooring







San Francisco  |  54,000 sq. ft.


Why we loved it

  • Cave room for naps
  • Raw steel media wall
  • Funky fixtures







General Assembly

San Francisco  |  26,300 sq. ft.


Why we loved it

  • Historical building (circa 1920)
  • Chalkboard and white board "IdeaPaint"
  • Classrooms with glass storefront doors







San Francisco & Santa Clara  |  98,000 sq. ft.


Why we loved it

  • Awesome lobbies with green tinted glass
  • Free standing glass marker boards 
  • Super bright and colorful spaces




Server Farm Realty

Santa Clara  |  30,000 sq. ft.


Why we loved it

  • State of the art data center
  • Received LEED Silver certification
    • Extensive building upgrades 
              and a new exterior facade





San Bruno  |  106,100 sq. ft.


Why we loved it

  • Game room
  • Fitness studio
  • Seamless project delivery






Adam Zuur's Office

San Francisco  |  300 sq. ft.


Why we loved it

  •  Imaginative design features
  • Careful and tedious execution
  • A priceless end product





Topics: projects, interior, contractor, tenant improvement, construction, interior design, GC

Written by Christy Le