Within the shell of an earthquake-evacuated landmark, an 18,000 square foot space was configured to support an open community of software engineers, support and sales people, all under one roof. The hastily built structural shell was stained and left exposed, opened in places to bring in natural light, and the work areas were conceived as clusters of ‘buildings’ under this one roof. Historic windows were respectfully reproduced to maintain outward appearances. A private interior courtyard was developed, a secret garden in the heart of downtown.
More recently, the space morphed into a very successful coworking environment, a ‘village’ of seventy entrepreneurs, and counting.