1,600 people in 24 cities living 4 values for 1 goal:
To use design to help our clients succeed.

We create exceptional environments that meet our clients' most complex design challenges.

We inspire people through our work by expressing timeless cultural, organizational and personal values.

We connect people and place with ideas that come from many minds and imaginations.

We care about serving our clients, enriching lives, improving communities and protecting our natural environment through design.

We are a global architecture, design, engineering and planning firm.

60+ Years of Design + Innovation

60+ Years of Design + Innovation

Pre-Silicon Valley: First Major Corporate Building

Pre-Silicon Valley: First Major Corporate Building

The firm designs its first major corporate building: the IBM Advanced Systems Development Laboratories in Los Gatos, Calif.

IBM needs facilities that will provide an efficient, pleasant working environment to attract and retain the highly trained personnel required for advanced scientific activities. The team takes advantage of the site’s unique location in a rural valley.

Designers divide the interior space into clusters of offices surrounding major laboratories, preventing the total project from seeming overbearing. As a result, every office has views to the mountains or an inner landscaped yard.