Confidential Client Offices – Foster City

  • Client Unnamed Company,
  • Year 2020
  • Location Foster City, California, United States,
  • Industry Healthcare,
  • HDR has achieved the modernized office design for a confidential biotechnology company located in Foster City, California.

    For nearly 30 years, this biotechnology company has brought life-enhancing and life-saving therapies to patients around the world. Their research requires exploration and creativity and both individual and team work. To facilitate this type of work culture, the client knew they needed environments that encouraged employees to connect with each other and do their best work. Over the past four years, HDR has partnered with the client on campus modernization projects that prioritize an engaged workforce and support a high level of innovation, employee engagement and productivity.

    Highlights of the new workplace design include:

    • Efficient, flexible and inspirational workspaces enabling employees to create work environments that best suit their needs.
    • Community spaces that incorporate technology, whiteboards and comfortable seating to allow for both casual interactions and structured teamwork.
    • Re-envisioned lobby space with enhanced messaging and thoughtful uses of furniture, materials and color to reinforce the client’s brand and mission.
    • Café upgrades that address inefficiencies and introduce combined socialize-work-eat spaces to provide opportunities for casual collisions and interactions.
    • Outdoor workspaces that promote wellness and encourage employees to connect with the natural environment for both work and play.

    In addition to multiple interior design projects across campus, we’ve also used data-driven design tools to provide accurate, real-time data such as occupancy, capacity, cost, functionality, space assignment and reporting possibilities to support the client with long-term asset planning.

    This ongoing partnership is evolving as the client welcomes a new CEO and leadership team. The new corporate vision for agile workplace is expanding to include the global community.

    Design: HDR
    Photography: Blake Marvin, Dan Schwalm