A person sitting in a chair.
A couple of people sitting at a table in a room with white walls.
A room with computers and people.
A person sitting on a bench.
A couple of men sitting on a bench in a building.
A group of people in a doorway.
A group of people sitting at a table in a room.
A long hallway with computers and people.
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Venables Bell & Partners

San Francisco, California

This cutting-edge advertising firm sits high above one of the most visible corners in San Francisco’s Union Square. Conceived as an “idea incubator,” through a simple, clean envelope, the offices expose the firm’s creative thinking, inviting clients into its process. The space is playful, open and low-key, reflecting the firm’s work style. Transitional spaces are carved out and given multi-use capabilities. Enclosed functions are situated at the building’s core, with open space on three sides, amplifying views – both inside and out. Materials – exposed concrete, glass and steel – selected with sustainability in mind, convey a minimal approach, creating an environment that supports imagination.