Skype’s New Palo Alto Offices

Skype has somewhere around 250 employees in the Palo Alto area and neede to renovate their current space to be something more work-friendly and enjoyable. To do this, they hired Blitz, who has this to say about the project:

“Skype’s primary goal was to create a world-class office that would differentiate them from their Bay Area competitors in the recruitment of talent. The project entailed a tenant improvement of 54,000 square feet of existing office space to support 250 employees involved in high technology development.

The space reflects Skype’s spirit of innovation in a highly functional yet creative workplace designed to encourage interaction and spontaneity, as well as meet specific acoustic requirements in support of their extensive use of AV. The project is registered for and seeking LEED Silver certification.”

Kind of a long photo gallery today, but I don’t think you’ll mind. Not all of the images zoom, sorry!

Design: Design Blitz