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A ‘Modern Traditional’ Office

The Stuart Foundation Offices
San Francisco, California, USA

“If you want to see what a modern traditional office looks like, this is it. Lawyers, accountants and other professionals that need a nice office space that isn’t too ‘out there’ can take inspiration from the Stuart Foundation’s offices.”

The Office Stylist

The design of the Stuart Foundation’s new headquarters helps its teams interact.

HOK led an off-site discovery workshop in which the foundation’s staff decided the headquarters should provide generous public spaces as well as smaller personal spaces. The design team translated this organizational change into a plan that links private spaces through the public spaces, encouraging interaction.

Because the Stuart Foundation’s program requirements did not support a full floor, the design included an incubator space for its partner organizations in child welfare and education. This flexible space provides collaborative, hotel-type workstations and offices.

Other public spaces include a multimedia conference room that opens to the adjacent reception area for entertainment functions, a large project work room and a staff commons with a full pantry, casual seating and portable whiteboard/flip chart technology.


12,000 sq. ft. / 3,660 sq. m.


Facility Programming
Interior Design


19 March 2010
“The Stuart Foundation”
The Office Stylist