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F+M Designs lobby for Foster City

Confidential Client

2021 Honor Awards Finalist | 2020 IIDA Award Winner

FENNIE+MEHL was invited to design offices in three locations (two in San Francisco and one in Foster City) for a global software company that directly connects people with jobs they adore. Inspired by the direct path that their client creates between a person and their dream job, the design team visually integrated a ‘data line’ concept across the total 69,000 SF of office space. Throughout the workplaces, the data line is represented by a continuity of surfaces, linear lighting, and diminutive repeating elements – all visually representing the connections that the company is constantly creating between people and their perfect job.

The company’s Foster City office is home to 230 sales and marketing employees who enjoy the top floor overlooking the San Francisco Bay and wetlands. The data line can be seen in elongated repeating wood slats that define semi-open space where people can connect, either unexpectedly or intentionally, as well as pathways to move throughout the space. Slim and sleek embedded linear lights travel up, down, and across the interior architecture, evoking a subtle sense of high speed and illuminating physical and visual pathways.

The unique 37,000 SF Foster City floorplate allowed F+M to design neighborhoods to support the company culture. At the heart of it is the centrally located and indispensable IT help desk and lounge. The all-hands break space and game/pantry area flank the opposite ends of the floor. The meeting, training, conference, huddle and private phone rooms run between the open office and corridor space. As a calming complement to the energetic data lines throughout, the designers played off the unique wetland geography outside the windows with a natural color and materials palette that is accented by the company’s brand colors. 

Thank you all for not only being an absolute pleasure to work with, but also designing and delivering a space our employees love.

Jess Alouf, Construction Project Manager

Photography: Jasper Sanidad and FENNIE+MEHL
Fennie+Mehl designs social area Social area detail. Fennie+Mehl uses lines in the details Fennie+ Mehl designs game area Fennie+ Mehl designs a livable space for Foster city Fennie+ Mehl designs private offices. Fennie+Mehl, kitchen details. Fennie+ Mehl offers beautiful seating. F+M designs Foster City lighting details Fennie+Mehl creates texture with wood. Seating area by Fennie+ Mehl F+M designs elegant restaurant seating for the workplace Fennie+Mehl creates interest in wall design.
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