Steve led three successful build-outs for Intermedia as the company grew rapidly: a first-generation 26,000 sf Mountain View headquarters in 2012, a similar 24,000 sf expansion facility in Bellevue WA built in 2013, and the current Mountain View headquarters described below, completed in 2014.
The primary challenge of the new headquarters was to design within the constraints of a large, single story tilt-up R&D building. Steve and his team took a subtractive approach to the 45,000 sf space by strategically raising the ceiling height in open/collaborative areas and dropping acoustic tiles and soffits in areas of concentration and quiet. Because the space had such a deep floor plan, large windows were added along the southwest side of the building to provide an additional source of natural light into the space. The center of the space created a free-form area that was reconfigurable for a variety of functions and work styles. This flexible internal space worked as a large gathering area, an intermittent small- to medium-size meeting place, and as casual drop-in areas for visitors and overflow. Open areas at or near the window line and the large, all-hands open area featured exposed concrete floors that accentuated the raised ceiling areas. Walls and soffits were painted bright colors to reflect the company brand and liven up key areas which provide visual cues for employees and visitors. Near the front of the space, a unique grouping of custom wood clad walls set against clear glass provides a visually interesting display of interlocking, contrasting materials for the executive briefing room and adjacent board room.
SIZE 90,000 square foot
TYPE R&D building
LOCATION Mountain View, California
"Steve and his team at DesignLink have been tremendous to work with over the past few years. I have been though several major facilities moves and build-outs recently and I depended on the DesignLink team to keep us on track. Their ideas are sound, and their thinking is clear. Steve works well with all members of the team from GC, to furniture vendor, to City officials and helps keep things running smoothly. I would recommend to anyone looking or planning to relocate to get DesignLink on-board to help with all aspects of the real estate selection and design execution. They are real plus to have in your court."
A variety of work styles were accommodated including private, semi-private, open/assigned, and open/shared in strategic locations throughout the space. Workstations were positioned so that open and private areas do not conflict with each another while maximizing the building’s overall space efficiency. Exterior improvements included electric vehicle charging stations and a new generator enclosure and landscaping along the new window line.