San Francisco, California
“Design Blitz was incredible to work with. We love our new space and they were affordable, designed within our budget and made it look awesome! If any start-ups are looking for designers I highly recommend them.”
- Brian Pokorny, CEO DailyBooth
“Melissa and Seth have been awesome to work with throughout the entire design process. They completely transformed our space from something ordinary into something special. They were also able to work around our tight work schedule. We would recommend them to anyone!”
- Jon Wheatley, Founder DailyBooth
DailyBooth, a social network that allows users to tell their story through photos, moved into their 2500sf Howard Street office in April, 2011. The 5 story brick building is classic San Francisco, with wood floors and high beam ceilings, not to mention great views. Working quickly with the client to identify their needs, Blitz prepared initial designs and final bid drawings in 3 weeks. This included taking an inventory of existing assets, and selecting/ ordering new furniture + accessories. Blitz also provided project management, coordinating work (including furniture assembly) which was completed in two weeks while working around DailyBooth’s schedule.
Stretched fabric ceiling sails diffuse glare from the overhead skylight and create an interesting ceiling topography.
Though the chillout area is small, it needs to accomdate an all-hands presentation for approximately 20 people. Using classic folding chairs in a modern white color to form a wall-mounted art installation, we provided extra seating while maintaining a clean aesthetic.
The Blitz design for DailyBooth worked within a strict budget, with dollars spent primarily on moveable assets instead of capital improvements. This allowed the client a greater degree of flexibility if plans change (think growth), since furniture is both easily adaptable and depreciable.
But first things first: The work area had to be re-stacked to find the most efficient use of the available space, allowing for function and expansion. Blitz provided a rationale for workstation layout, and added simple touch-down benching for visiting engineers.
We make architecture accessible. This means keeping our clients informed and educated to make the best decisions possible.
Observing a general lack of organization throughout the space, Blitz identified areas for meeting, comfort, and games. This brought a layer of order to the office with areas specifically purposed for tasks, and created distinct but connected zones including an intimate Meeting Room, Conference Room and Chill-Out Lounge. The kitchen boundary was redefined by removing a half height wall and shabby countertop, and replacing it with larger furniture items under a custom countertop.
Adjacent to the DailyBooth dining room, this space now becomes a usable social center (like most good kitchens). The finished project connects the company to its new space, providing both a functional and comfortable working environment that will greatly assist in the recruitment and retention of talent.