Studio O+A is a San Francisco interior design firm serving companies nationwide. Founded by Primo Orpilla and Verda Alexander during the dot-com boom of the early 1990s, the studio began with a mission to bring sophisticated SOMA design to Silicon Valley start-ups and the venture firms who supported them. That start-up mentality is still a key feature of the Studio O+A aesthetic, but through the years, the firm's mission has broadened to include a range of services for a client base that includes such major American corporations as eBay, Levi Strauss, and Williams Sonoma.
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2201 Broadway Lobby by Studio O+A
Studio O+A wove 21st century design through the 1931 Art Deco lobby of Oakland's historic Breuner Building at 2201 Broadway, once home to a furniture company and now providing multi-tenant office space to the likes of WeWork.
Studio O+A Redesigns Library for Stevenson School
Studio O+A recently redesigned Stevenson School's library for the digital age, incorporating collaborative aspects drawn from the workplaces students will soon be entering.
Studio O+A Designs Slack Headquarters
Studio O+A recently designed Slack's new multi-floor headquarters in San Francisco. Slack's CEO, Stewart Butterfield, is an avid hiker who goes off grid every year to recharge in the various types of wilderness-desert, mountains, forest-that make up the Pacific Crest Trail.
Studio O+A Designs Data Visionary Center and Training Facility for NetApp
Studio O+A has designed the new Data Visionary Center and Training Facility for NetApp, a hybrid cloud data services and data management company headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
Studio O+A and IA Interior Architects Design McDonald's New HQ in Chicago's West Loop
Studio O+A and IA Interior Architects recently designed McDonald's new central office in Chicago's West Loop.
Studio O+A Designs Sapphire Ventures' Palo Alto HQ
Sapphire Ventures provides venture capital to innovative and disruptive companies ready to scale up. To redesign the interiors of the company's Palo Alto headquarters, Studio O+A embodied the dichotomies at the heart of the company's culture: elegant/industrial, intense/warm, edgy/comfortable.
Studio O+A Designs Cisco Meraki's Second Floor Expansion
Four years ago, when Cisco originally acquired Meraki - a maker of cloud-controlled wireless systems - Studio O+A was tasked with designing larger quarters that kept the smaller company's sense of identity.
Microsoft Envisioning Center by Studio O+A
Studio O+A recently created a fluid and adaptable prototyping lab for Microsoft. Located on Microsoft's Redmond campus, the facility allows people to experience technology as it will be used in the office and home, helping Microsoft identify new trends and assess their viability.
Studio O+A: Twelve True Tales of Workplace Design
Studio O+A: Twelve True Tales of Workplace Design offers a comprehensive but playful look at the San Francisco firm that revolutionized workplace design.
Giant Pixel HQ by Studio O + A
Gaming software developer Giant Pixel asked Studio O + A to reformat three floors of a 100+-year-old former printing press for the company's headquarters.
VARA: A New Housing Project in San Francisco by Studio O+A
Studio O+A designed the public spaces of VARA, a housing development in San Francisco's Mission District.
Capital One Lab by Studio O+A
Studio O+A designed the training space for Capital One, located just upstairs from the bank's coffee house retail concept in downtown near Union Square in San Francisco.
Cisco San Francisco Office by Studio O+A
Studio O+A designed the new headquarters of Meraki, a San Francisco-based provider of cloud-managed networking equipment, recently acquired by Cisco.
Studio O+A Designs New Evernote Office
Studio O+A has recently designed a 80,000-square-foot office for Evernote, an online data storage company that allows its users to save (and retrieve) everything from Post-It notes to photographs to formal documents in the Cloud.
Denise Cherry Shows Businessweek How to Design an Office
In the current "How To" issue of Businessweek (along with a primer on making coffee by Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz and a guide to motivating people by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel) Studio O+A Director of Design Denise Cherry demonstrates how to design an office.
Merit Awards for Studio O+A at IIDA Northern California Gala
The San Francisco design firm Studio O+A picked up Merit Awards in two categories at IIDA Northern California Honor Awards ceremonies at Oakland's Fox Theatre.
Studio O+A Wins I.D. Magazine's Best Environments Award
San Francisco design firm Studio O+A has won Best of Category in I.D. Magazine's Annual Design Review for its Aol West Coast Headquarters in Palo Alto.
Studio O+A Designs Dynamic New Headquarters for Dreamhost
Like other tech companies with a young and dynamic workforce, the web-hosting company Dreamhost wanted a work environment that would be easily adaptable to nonwork functions.
New AOL Office at Palo Alto by Studio O+A
AOL launched a company-wide initiative to adapt to changes in online culture-which the company had been instrumental in creating in the first place.
Studio O+A Principals Verda Alexander and Primo Orpilla Named 2011 Designers of the Year
Contract magazine has named Studio O+A principals Verda Alexander and Primo Orpilla as Designers of the Year for 2011.
Facebook Headquarters by Studio O+A
Employees of Facebook recently moved to a new headquarters that facilitates interaction and connection, reflecting the company's mission as a social networking website provider.
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Be Original Americas Holds a Series of Talks on the Impacts of Tariffs
Be Original Americas has announced a series of panel discussions on the topic of tariffs and their impact on the design industry in Mexico City and San Francisco this October.
Winners of the 17th Annual National Design Awards
Cooper Hewitt has announced the winners of the 2016 National Design Awards. The accolade recognizes excellence and innovation across a variety of disciplines in 11 categories.