Google offices has always been a nest of creative and playful corners. Their Pittsburg office is another example of its signature google ambience. Renovated from the penthouse of a century old biscuit factory, Strada architects took across-the-board research in order to understand the needs of an average Googler.
Read on how the designers attained the perfect concept:
The design of Google’s Pittsburgh office resulted from a process that focused on clearly understanding and identifying the unique workplace culture and needs of the local Googlers (workers). A variety of data gathering tools from surveys and Quickfire interviews, to time-lapse photography and multiple Live-In sessions, or spending time observing, talking with, and listening to the Googler’s in their existing office space, were utilized. This data was synthesized into an album that outlined the guiding principals for the design work that was about to begin. Placing the users and their culture at the forefront of the design process allowed everyone to identify what was most critical for creating a successful workplace.
A few of the essential needs were: to create unique wow factors, sustain a close-knit ‘family’ environment, and incorporate quiet spaces that provide a place to simply get away from all the distractions that exist in an open office environment.
Photos by Strada