College Futures Foundation Offices – Oakland

The warm and inviting design of the College Futures Foundation office reflects the non-profit organization's commitment to philanthropy and passion for college-seeking students in Oakland.

  • Client College Futures Foundation,
  • size 6,000 sqft
  • Year 2019
  • Location Oakland, California, United States,
  • Industry Non-Profit / Government,
  • TEF Design was tasked with designing a new space for the College Futures Foundation for their offices in Oakland, California.

    TEF created new work, conference and gathering spaces for the local non-profit organization which remotely supports California’s students as they navigate the process of acquiring a college degree.

    College Futures Foundation engaged TEF to design its new offices to both reflect the organization’s innovative approach to philanthropy and embody their decades of service to the students of California. The broad, open work area was carefully configured to maximize access to daylight and sweeping views of the East Bay hills. Warm, inviting materials that evoke nearby landscapes give the space its character. Perimeter meeting and office spaces, supporting a range of private and collaborative work, embody themes drawn from California’s natural environment. The spaces are anchored by a 1,200 square-foot communal gathering hub, bracketed by an open kitchen and the wide curve of exterior windows, that supports the Foundation’s culture of engagement and equity

    Design: TEF Design
    Photography: Mikiko Kikuyama