Salesforce Tower Ohana Floor
Master Planning, Programming, Concept Design, Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documentation, Construction Administration
General Contractor: Hathaway Dinwiddie
Owner’s Representative: KASA Partners
Landscape: Habitat Horticulture
Lighting: Auerbach Glasow
AV & Acoustics: Arup
LED Walls: Sensory Interactive
AV Integration: BBI Engineering
Security: Guidepost Solutions
Food Service: Mark Stech-Novak Restaurant Consulting
Signage: Kate Keating Associates
Furniture & Accessories: The Wiseman Group
Furniture: One Workplace
Wind Engineering: CPP
Code Consulting: Reax
Specifications: Emily Borland
LEED: Brightworks Sustainability
Ceramic Tile Wall Murals: Shinji Murakami
Architectural Photography: Mike Kelley
Certified LEED Platinum
Located on the top two floors of the tallest office building on the West Coast, the Ohana Floor in Salesforce’s namesake tower set out to create the “world’s greatest living room” for the company’s employees, customers, and the wider San Francisco community. To maximize the spectacular panoramic views 1000’ above the city, the plan was configured to allow full 360-degree access along the façade. All rooms and walls were deliberately pushed against the building’s central core and each of the 24 perimeter structural columns are shrouded by a custom living wall system - further drawing the visitors’ eyes to the exterior. 25,000 live plants consisting of 128 different species were carefully selected and spread across the two floors to create a dynamic viewing experience focused on nature and the exterior. The rooms and walls are also a series of large, soft curves, offset directly from the prevalent curves of the building’s exterior. Nine carefully placed skylights allow direct views of the skyscraper’s crown structure where its famous LED light art lives.
In keeping with the nature theme, a teak-toned floor and millwork runs throughout the open plan while a slate tile floor occasionally appears to clearly demarcate commercial culinary areas, circulation, and restrooms. Both culinary spaces, the exhibition kitchen and barista bar, are anchored by a natural quartzite stone countertop. Along with these two hospitality amenities, the open, lounge-like “living room” allow for myriad of different types of events like non-profit community receptions, big gala fundraisers, board dinners, large customer presentations, product launch broadcasts, and day-to-day employee coffee socials. A grand open stair rounds out the flexibility of the Ohana Floor, as the occasional extra-large events can be spread across both floors simultaneously and guests can walk around to view the skyscraper’s ceremonial topping-off structural beam.
The project was certified LEED v2009 Platinum in 2020.