Chevron Technology Ventures (CTV) enlisted Gensler to design an innovative think tank and collaboration space within The Ion for its employees, and for interfacing with external consultants, partners, and vendors. Centering on themes of networking and advanced technology, the design team created an environment dedicated to embracing flexibility and fostering innovation. Chevron’s new “third place” office is a model for a new way of working within the energy corporation’s strategy for the workplace of the future.
Upon entry, guests are greeted by a Chevron-branded biophilia wall, accented with various artifacts showcasing Chevron’s rich history in the energy industry. Multiple meeting rooms offer functional spaces for internal teams to collaborate on projects, for vendors to conduct demos and test emerging technologies, or to host case competitions, recruiting events, and more. A dedicated recording studio with state-of-the-art acoustics and lighting serves as a hub for bringing videos and podcasts to life. To encourage additional opportunities for building community and hosting chance meetings, the design also features a coffee bar and social area.