Gusto Headquarters – San Francisco

Once a former steel shop on Pier 70 is now Gusto's 50,000 square foot home complete with a central "living room" where employees can choose their work style, as the company continues to change the face of payroll processing technology.

  • Client Gusto,
  • size 55,000 sqft
  • Year 2018
  • Location California, San Francisco, United States,
  • Industry Professional Services, Technology,
  • Gensler completed the interior design of the headquarters for the human resources platform, Gusto, located in San Francisco, California.

    Gusto’s new home at Pier 70 tells a story about history, community, and relationships. The company, which was started in the CEO’s house, approached Gensler to design their new San Francisco Headquarters with direction to maintain a residential feel for their staff. Designing within a historic building retrofitted by Wong Logan Architects, Gensler created a giant living room for employees and guests with design elements such as the company shoe cubby, a living plant wall, and an employee-painted mural depicting their customers. With employee buy-in essential to the move process, the use of VR was a critical tool that allowed employees to virtually experience their new space. Honoring Gusto’s culture while transforming a cavernous open space restored a part of San Francisco history while supporting the evolution of one its newest businesses.

    Design Team: Randy Howder, Marcus Hopper, Ellen Fuson, Ian Young, Kelly Dubisar, Amanda Tharp, Marissa Everling
    Contractor: Principal Builders
    Photography: Rafael Gamo