Skype HQ / Design Blitz

© Hoffman Chrisman & Matthew Millman

Architects: Design Blitz
Location: 3210 Porter Drive, Palo Alto, CA 94304,
Area: 54000.0 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Hoffman Chrisman & Matthew Millman

TP-H Residence / Jermyn Manthripragada

© Lucas Fladzinski

Architects: Jermyn Manthripragada
Location: , , USA
Design Team: Alex Jermyn, Ajay Manthripragada
Area: 1100.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Lucas Fladzinski

Freidenrich Center for Translational Research / WRNS Studio

© Bruce Damonte

Architects: WRNS Studio
Location: Palo Alto, CA,
Design Team: Kyle Elliott, John Ruffo, Li Kuo, George Klumb, Bryan Shiles, Lih-Chuin Loh, Cathy Barrett, Mette Shenker, Stephanie Hebert
Area: 30,690 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Bruce Damonte

AOL Offices / Studio O + A

© Jasper Sanidad

Architects: Studio O + A
Location: Palo Alto, , USA
Project area: 73,024 sqf
Project year: 2011
Photographs: Jasper Sanidad

Facebook Offices / O+A Studio


A few weeks ago we presented you photos from architectural offices that our readers shared through . And now, we bring to you the offices in Palo Alto, designed by Studio O+A.

is a San Francisco based practice, founded by Primo Orpilla and Verda Alexander during the dot-com boom of the early 1990s, bringing quality design to start-ups and venture firms at Silicon Valley.

I wish ArchDaily was big enough to require such facilities… the interior space is amazing, specially the open working areas and several small meeting/working/relaxing spaces here and there, that reflect the spirit of collaboration inside Facebook.

Architect’s description and more photos after the break: