GoDaddy – Sunnyvale Offices

Firm
  • Client GoDaddy,
  • size 35,000 sqft
  • Year 2014
  • Location Sunnyvale, California, United States,
  • Industry Hosting,
  • DES Architects + Engineers has designed GoDaddy’s new office space in Sunnyvale, California.

    For GoDaddy’s first full-fledged presence in Silicon Valley, the project team strived to create a unique, culture-inspired workplace — a vision that went beyond their standards and pushed their workplace forward. As a result of the ultra-competitive Silicon Valley labor market, attracting top-talent was a key driver for the company in embracing DES Architects + Engineers’ alternative design strategies. However, a balance needed to be met between a scrappy, start- up feel and the company’s established market image. The design team worked with GoDaddy’s leadership to coalesce behind a refined, industrial appearance.

    Accented by colorful and outdoor-inspired materials, the new Silicon Valley outpost for GoDaddy complements the company’s lively culture and mobile workforce. The free-flowing space is connected by racetrack-themed corridors — complete with push-pedal go-karts that circulate energy throughout the interior. The strategy behind the strikingly vibrant space was to create activity-based spaces tailored to its employees. The comprehensive set of spaces — cafes, lounges, game areas, focus rooms, and huddle spaces — provide the benefit of quiet concentration or teamwork. Task-driven furnishings — height-adjustable desks, movable seating pods, and a portable bar — provide unlimited opportunities to suit the needs of GoDaddy employees. Opportunities for recreation and down-time were carefully integrated for a seamless experience between work and play — enhancing productivity and creating an inspiring place. With this animated and fluid environment, GoDaddy’s new workplace holistically supports their talented engineers in driving new technologies forward.

    DesignDES Architects + Engineers
    Contractor: GCI General Contractors
    Photography: Lawrence Anderson Photography