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Dropbox

36,134 SF, open-office design that focus on a high energy 'newsroom' concept

Project Location:
Austin, TX
Market Sector:
Interiors
Office Location:
Austin
Owner:
Dropbox; Stream Realty
Architect:
Perkins + Will

This 36,134 SF project is Dropbox's second office located in downtown Austin, Texas. It was designed with many of the cloud-based company's San Francisco headquarters design principles that focus on a high energy 'newsroom' concept. This open-office design maximizes functionality and allows for high energy and creativity amongst its employees. The design includes open ceilings in all office areas with exposed custom oval ductwork and polished concrete flooring. The open space plan was logically organized to be inviting and productive. Team groupings of open workstations and centralized social spaces line the glazed rectangular perimeter integrated with shared work rooms, interview rooms, informal lounges, and private phone rooms. Some of the shared social spaces include a shuffleboard table, ping pong table, a fully stocked open bar (for afterhours socializing), and at any given time employees can be found cruising around the space on scooters while talking on their headsets. It includes 25,000 SF of workspace and social areas on Level 4; a 3,000 SF, fully functional and equipment-stocked gymnasium located on the basement level; a 9,500 SF kitchen and eating area located on the 5th floor where the employees are treated to daily breakfast and lunches provided by Dropbox. The 5th floor also offers an outdoor 1,000 SF terrace relaxing area on the roof of the building ready for musicians and other entertainment to simply plug into for entertainment.

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