Inside Envato’s Melbourne Headquarters

  • Client Envato,
  • Year 2013
  • Location Melbourne, Australia,
  • Industry Technology,
  • Creative ecosystem Envato has recently moved into a new office space in Melbourne which was designed by Buro. The new space features open workstations, graffiti, and common areas for the company’s 100+ employees that work out of the company’s home base.

    Envato explains:

    This is our new Envato headquarters in Melbourne, Australia. Situated in Melbourne’s central business district, on King St, home to a weird mix of big corporate buildings, delicious Japanese food and *ahem* gentlemen’s clubs! Before we moved in, this three story heritage building was used as a school. Going back even further, the building was a storage facility for Ferguson’s Winery. Now there’s less wine and more developers, computer screens and agile boards.

    The top floor is where our Envato Marketplaces and Microlancer teams do their magic. It’s home to tall vaulted ceilings with skylights peppered throughout, original brickwork and beautiful copper pipes that sound like bubbling brooks on a rainy day.

    It was important to us that we made the building our own home. So we asked local street artist GhostPatrol to give the place a little character. With a simple brief – make the place awesome – we got these beautiful, graphic pieces throughout the building.

    Because our offices used to be a school we inherited two auditorium-like rooms. Pictured here is the Nashville auditorium where our all hands company meetings, team training, and community events are held.

    With over a hundred staff at HQ, it’s become increasingly critical to have spaces to get together. Our lunch room, home to a pool table, piano and space invaders table, opens up to our courtyard outdoors. Throughout the new offices are large ‘pods’ made of rings of beautiful wooden beams that serve as informal meeting spaces and quiet areas for working on a laptop.

    Design: Buro
    Photography: John MarmarasDevika Bilimoria and Josh Janssen