Adobe’s renovated vertical campus was reimagined to embody the company’s culture and brand.
A global brand known widely for its visual applications, marketing workflows, and of course, for the ubiquitous PDF, Adobe was one of the earlier entrants in Silicon Valley's series of blockbuster corporate successes. To refresh its 1990's building Adobe retained architectural firm Gensler. Established in 2000, Gensler San Jose is highly regarded for its thought leadership in workplace architectural design for the technology sector. Leveraging its Bay Area roots, Gensler delivers unparalleled design services to an impressive list of top Silicon Valley clients both locally and globally.
The project by the San Jose office of Gensler, was managed by Devcon Construction, with architectural millwork and other contributions by Mission Bell Manufacturing. Both sites will be part of a plant tour during the Executive Briefing Conference in San Jose in April.
Gensler says the design aligns with the needs of client Adobe's creative and innovative employees, providing an environment that empowers people to participate, encourages a sense of community and inspires exploration.
A fresh face was given to the campus’s 1990s aesthetic with new open workspaces and numerous gathering/meeting areas. This includes a terraced meeting space with bleacher seating and “living rooms,” outside collaboration spaces, creative conference rooms and amenities that allow employees to connect in a multitude of ways.
Adobe’s culture of collaboration and creativity is achieved through an open and vibrant work environment, as Gensler describes it.
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