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Slack Headquarters / Studio O+A

  • 10:00 - 9 August, 2019
  • Curated by Paula Pintos
Slack Headquarters / Studio O+A
Slack Headquarters  / Studio O+A, © Garrett Rowland and Amy Young
© Garrett Rowland and Amy Young

© Garrett Rowland and Amy Young © Garrett Rowland and Amy Young © Garrett Rowland and Amy Young © Garrett Rowland and Amy Young + 70

  • Architects

  • Location

    SoMa, San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Category

  • Design Team

    Dan Kretchmer, Primo Orpilla, Dani Canepa, Brianna Bernstein, Amy Young, Nikki Hall, Marbel Calderon, George Craigmyle, Amy Kwok, Emily Cano, Sammy Calabrese, Chase Lunt, Elizabeth Vereker
  • Area

    300.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

  • Clients

    Slack
  • Engineering

    ESD, CMI, Decker, Salter, Holmes Structure, AVDG
  • Landscape

    Habitat Horticulture
  • Consultants

    CRI Furniture, Two Furnish, Two Décor, Niteo Lighting Design
  • Collaborators

    superfab, Kyle Minor Design, Commercial Casework, Alexis Moran, Julie Stonehouse, Concreteworks, Adam Torres, Level 5 Design
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© Garrett Rowland and Amy Young
© Garrett Rowland and Amy Young

Text description provided by the architects. When Slack asked O+A to create its new multi-floor headquarters in San Francisco one design story presented itself immediately. Slack’s CEO Stewart Butterfeld is an outdoorsman, a hiker who goes off grid every year and recharges in the various types of wilderness—desert, mountains, forest—that make up the Pacifc Crest Trail.

© Garrett Rowland and Amy Young
© Garrett Rowland and Amy Young
© Garrett Rowland and Amy Young
© Garrett Rowland and Amy Young

Because that trail forms a bridge between two of Slack’s offices in Vancouver and San Francisco it seemed a thematic link too rich to pass up. O+A’s concept was to create a floor-by-floor evocation of those landscapes—in effect to turn a trip up the elevator into a virtual trip from Baja to the Pacific Northwest.

© Garrett Rowland and Amy Young
© Garrett Rowland and Amy Young
Floor plans
Floor plans
© Garrett Rowland and Amy Young
© Garrett Rowland and Amy Young

The idea was to suggest not just a variety of topographical and botanical contexts, but to capture, as well, the experiential links between hiking a wilderness trail—and work.

© Garrett Rowland and Amy Young
© Garrett Rowland and Amy Young
© Garrett Rowland and Amy Young
© Garrett Rowland and Amy Young
© Garrett Rowland and Amy Young
© Garrett Rowland and Amy Young

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Cite: "Slack Headquarters / Studio O+A" 09 Aug 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/922640/slack-headquarters-studio-o-plus-a/> ISSN 0719-8884

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