SciFi VC
San Francisco, California

SciFi VC is a venture capital firm that focuses on data-related investments that strive to uncover solutions to some of the most pressing scientific and technological issues of today. SciFi supports a variety of seed funds and incubators that strive to approach data solutions through intense curiosity, intellectual depth, and science. Their mission is simple: to become the catalyst of data storage information.

The new San Francisco office, located in the heart of historic Jackson Square, establishes a cohesive design language that reflects the company’s overall mission and vision for the technological future. The key drivers were to create an interactive space that supports a high level of productivity and inclusiveness while also bringing a soft, residential quality and seamless flow between the various spaces.

Interior portals frame views and provide connections within the office.

From the main entrance, a clear visual connection to the workstations allows guest and potential investors to clearly navigate the space, displaying a sophisticated yet welcoming environment. Walls, ceiling and flooring were removed to expose the natural raw materiality of the existing core and shell to showcase a classic, minimalistic, and sharp look. New steps and accessible ramp were added to improve the connectivity across the office.

A dedicated, multi-functional “living room” was designed for staff and guests to gather, work, socialize, and play. This space encompasses the break area, lounge, and family-style dining table. The collaborative living room area was also designed to encourage interaction and allow for an easy transition from small social events to large presentations. Dark grey portals frame the openings connecting the workstation area to the living room.

Conference rooms utilize a soft and sophisticated palette of neutral colors and natural finishes that serve as a subtle backdrop to the shadows cast by the trees lining the building exterior.

A mixture of tables and soft seating allow for a variety of meeting types: from formal pitches to more casual discussions in the lounge.

 

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