Publicis Groupe

  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Architect: Design Blitz
  • Industry: Workplace
  • Photography: Eric Laignel

The Collective worked alongside Design Blitz to create a workspace for Publicis Groupe that consolidated multiple international brands under one roof in San Francisco. The project was successfully completed under a very short time frame: Publicis Groupe was the last tenant to sign their building’s lease but the first to move in.

The new office has an abundance of free addressing work points—also known as “hot desking” spaces that aren’t assigned to an individual—to create afree-flowing environment for employees to work. Contrary to the design of popular San Francisco workspaces, Publicis Groupe has zero height adjustable workstations. Instead, The Collective and Design Blitz accommodated various work postures with seated, lounge, and bar height work points throughout the office. All of these work points were powered for workers to accomplish heads down work and meetings without worrying about charging their devices.

The Collective procured and installed all furniture across three floors. Workers have personal lockers to drop offtheir belongings. Fixed height Teknion workstations with storage and privacy screens are placed around the open office with custom planters. Egg-shaped “nest” chairs hang from the ceiling for workers who prefer a more creative environment.

A speakeasy-style bar with beer on tap hides behind a secret door. Custom-crafted banquettes nestle between alcoves for workers to relax, eat, and meet. The Collective contracted with local millwork companies to create custom cabinetry, benching, and tables. Bright colors and custom finishes pop throughout the playful space. We are so proud to have been involved in this project!