Ware Malcomb recently completed LaunchDarkly's headquarters in uptown Oakland, California. Ware Malcomb provided interior architecture and design and branding services for the project.
LaunchDarkly, a software company that produces the leading feature management platform, is located in the popular uptown neighborhood of downtown Oakland at the Lake Merritt Plaza. The highly sought-after plaza offers spectacular views of Lake Merritt, as well as quick access to the Oakland airport and the BART station.
The 30,000 square foot remodel offers office upgrades across two floors. The design highlights the value of community within LaunchDarkly, paralleling the culture of Oakland. Strategically placed open-concept areas throughout the office promote employee engagement. The expansive break room features a full kitchen with modern appliances and decor, with light colored wood, delicate accents, clean lines and exposed ceilings. The people-centric design encourages employees to congregate and foster a community culture within the break space.
Other design features accommodate further company growth and alternative ways of working. The office has many flexible spaces that allow for independent work, small huddles, or large collaborative meetings. Ware Malcomb integrated LaunchDarkly's brand colors of navy blues and grays with light wood and greenery throughout the space. The branding team also developed space-themed graphics to align with LaunchDarkly's company image.
"Our focus was to bring the LaunchDarkly brand to life while weaving in the authenticity of Oakland culture," said Rhea Butler, Director, Interior Architecture & Design of Ware Malcomb's San Francisco office. "It was exciting to contribute to the growth of LaunchDarkly."
Photography: Albert Law