IDEO San Francisco
An Open Office on the Bay
When updating the San Francisco offices of global design giant IDEO, boundaries inevitably get pushed.
Design for Designers
IDEO is known worldwide for applying design thinking to nearly every kind of problem: new technologies, better education systems, streamlined services. When it was time to update their San Francisco offices, IDEO partnered with Jensen Architects to design the next iteration of their flexible, free-address workplace. Located at San Francisco’s Pier 28 Annex, the raw space still feels like a workshop, only here teams workshop design problems and tinker with solutions. Rapid prototyping, often part of IDEO’s process, became an important tool in the design. Concepts were mocked up at full scale so staff could get a feel for how they would work and provide feedback to the Jensen team.