Real estate scouting
Site analysis and selection
Base building evaluation
Zoning and entitlements: multi-tenant to single-tenant
Furniture & Accessories: The Wiseman Group
Landscape: Rana Creek
Structural: Forell Elsesser
Lighting: Auerbach Glasow
Mechanized Table: Auerbach Pollock Friedlander
AV & Acoustics: Arup
LED Walls: Sensory Interactive
AV Integration: BBI Engineering
Food Service (Kitchen): SSA
Food Service (Barista): Cini-Little
Wind Engineering: CPP
Signage: Kate Keating Associates
Ceramic Tile Wall Murals: Shinji Murakami
Reclaimed Redwood Planter Benches: Kyle Minor Design
Code Consulting: Reax
Specifications: Emily Borland
Project Management: Cushman & Wakefield
General Contractor: Hathaway Dinwiddie
Over the past four years, Mark Cavagnero Associates has partnered with Salesforce to create a cohesive aesthetic that demonstrates their vision of what a 21st-century workplace environment should be while unifying and inspiring their employees across six continents.
We work hand-in-hand with Salesforce’s Global Real Estate team starting in the early planning phases to evaluate each property’s compatibility with brand standards. No matter the location or building type—new construction, unbuilt or historic—MCA acts as a strategic advisor to ensure that brand standards and design covenants are implemented consistently around the world. Whichever Salesforce office you enter in the world, it clearly looks and feels like Salesforce. Yet, each space is absolutely specific to the views, light and users contained therein.
Each space optimizes the existing conditions to create a flexible work environment. All while ensuring that the character and care of the company is brought to bear for all customers, employees and consultants, regardless of location. Recognizing Salesforce’s desire to curate a consistent “at home” experience for its employees globally, MCA drew inspiration from residential spaces. We expanded the typical office kitchen to create dining rooms with farm-style tables where groups can gather for meals. Living room-inspired spaces with couches, armchairs, bookcases and flexible workspace bring a comfortable, domestic quality and scale to each office.
The concept is warm, social, energetic and convivial. It is unique to Salesforce’s vision, values, and commitment to their customers and employees. Along with natural colors, the design incorporates natural materials such as teak wood flooring for gathering spaces and slate stone flooring for circulation for clear navigation. The natural materials provide a warm hospitality environment with a residential feel.
Keeping with their innovative approach to real estate, the top floors of Salesforce’s named towers globally will be called “Ohana Floors." In a typical office environment, the top floor would be dedicated to executive offices. Eschewing convention, Salesforce created Ohana Floors—open, flexible hospitality spaces that are available for employees to enjoy during the day. On weeknights and weekends, nonprofits and education groups that align with the company’s values can utilize the space at no cost. Each project finds new ways to bring nature into the work environment through prioritizing natural light and shaping the interior landscape with lush foliage and curving, organic lines.
Featured in the images above are the Ohana Floor, the Innovation Center, and the Social Floor found in Salesforce East, San Francisco, CA.