The Top 25 Most Popular Offices of 2020

By Stephen Searer / January 4, 2021

It is that time again for our annual look back at which projects our readers were most interested in: The Top 25 Most Popular Offices of 2020.

Past lists: 2019, 2018201720162015201420132012

Hello 2021, Goodbye 2020

A lot has been written about what will happen to the office in the future over the last few months.

Will there be more people working from home in the future? Probably. Will many people willingly go back to the office? Definitely.

As one of the go-to destinations for learning about global office design trends, we’ve wrestled trying to figure out how to visually display real-world examples of Post-COVID office design.

Other than receiving only a handful of built projects to publish so far, many fixes and adjustments such as increased airflow, social distancing, improved sanitization, reduced capacity, and not coming to work when sick are either totally unseen or are practices which depend on people and their companies rather than design itself.

While I am generally unconvinced that the office is going to disappear (or even drastically change), 2020 does seem destined to be an important inflection point for office designers worldwide.

We will continue publish new and interesting projects in order to help you navigate this new world however it ends up looking.

Happy 2021!

New Brands and Products

This year saw quite a few new brands adding their furniture, products, and services to our office design product catalog:

Furniture: DeskMakers, Etc., Herman Miller, Humanscale, Icon Modern, LD Seating, m.a.d. furniture design, Mara, Muuto, National Office Furniture, Phase Design, Sidiz
Lighting: Barn Light ElectricKoncept, Lumenpulse, OCL, Roll & Hill, Yellow Goat Design
Acoustics: Fräsch, Friends of Wilson, Kirei, Snowsound

If your brand is not already a part of the site, get in touch here.

Now onto the winners…

#1: Beam Suntory (view project)
Design: M Moser Associates
Photography: Owen Raggett
Location: Singapore

#2: Enocta (view project)
Design: Acararch
Photography: İbrahim Özbunar
Location: Istanbul, Turkey

#3: Alternative Technology Client (view project)
Design: Revel Architecture & Design
Photography: Garrett Rowland
Location: Austin, Texas, USA

#4: Workplace One (view project)
Design: Straticom
Photography: Bob Gundu
Location: Toronto, Canada

#5: Standard Chartered Bank (view project)
Design: M Moser Associates
Photography: Purnesh Dev Nikhanj
Location: Bangalore, India

#6: Gensler (view project)
Design: Gensler
Photography: Johan Delhin
Location: London, UK

#7: Roman Klis Design (view project)
Design: Ippolito Fleitz Group
Photography: Philip Kottlorz
Location: Herrenberg, Germany

#8: Innovid (view project)
Design: EN Design Studio
Photography: Yoav Peled
Location: Ramat Gan, Israel

#9: 7-Eleven (view project)
Design: GroupGSA
Photography: Nicole England
Location: Melbourne, Australia

#10: SodaStream (view project)
Design: Gindi Studio Architects
Photography: Uzi Porat
Location: Israel

#11: Han Spaces (view project)
Design: Studio 13, Architects
Photography: İbrahim Özbunar
Location: Istanbul, Turkey

#12: Game Freak (view project)
Design: Canuch Inc.
Photography: Nacasa & Partners
Location: Tokyo, Japan

#13: Nova Measuring Instruments (view project)
Design: Setter Architects
Photography: Amit Geron
Location: Rehovot, Israel

#14: Urban Spaces (view project)
Design: Studio Komo
Photography: Phillip Kottlorz
Location: Stuttgart, Germany

#15: Youtube Lobby (view project)
Design: Valerio Dewalt Train, Office of Things
Photography: Mariko Reed
Location: San Bruno, California, USA

#16: Microsoft (view project)
Design: OPENBOOK Architecture, Vector Mais
Photography: Spaces and Places
Location: Lisbon, Portugal

#17: Krispy Kreme (view project)
Design: OKW Architects
Photography: Steve Hall
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

#18: Accenture (view project)
Design: Corporate Office Solutions
Photography: Arthur Zinz
Location: Bucharest, Romania

#19: Perkins Eastman (view project)
Design: Perkins Eastman
Photography: Andrew Rugge
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA

#20: Full Node (view project)
Photography: Anne Deppe
Location: Berlin, Germany

#21: First Sentier Investors (view project)
Design: nettleontribe
Photography: Tyrone Branigan
Location: Sydney, Australia

#22: Gould Evans (view project)
Design: Gould Evans
Photography: Michael Robinson
Location: Kansas City, Missouri, USA

#23: Pramukh Group (view project)
Design: Co.Lab Design Studio
Photography: Ishita Sitawala
Location: Surat, India

#24: LiveRamp (view project)
Design: Studio O+A
Photography: Garrett Rowland
Location: San Francisco, California, USA

#25: Twitter (view project)
Design: ACDO
Photography: Scott Norsworthy
Location: Toronto, Canada