This Bay Area office is a place where OpenText’s people can collaborate to shape the digital future of business information. The office is located within the HOK-designed Bay Meadows Village, a transit-oriented mixed-use development.
HOK collaborated with the software company’s leaders to incorporate employee input and OpenText’s values of creativity, performance and hospitality into the space. The design promotes employee well-being and facilitates interaction.
The open-plan office features two main avenues for foot traffic that connect to a central nexus. A sweeping staircase encourages employees to move freely and provides a gathering space for special events. Meeting rooms and scattered seating areas offer spaces to connect. Smaller work areas along the avenues provide private, quiet environments.
Stunning views and sunlight complement smart lighting and temperature controls that automatically adjust for maximum comfort. Careful acoustic planning ensures that carpets and ceilings absorb sound and open areas are located away from workstations. Treadmill desks, hydration stations, a game room, recharge pods and premium food facilities help employees feel active and healthy.
Distinctive details, such as metal panels with laser-cut text of the first snippet of code OpenText created, highlight technology’s unexpected artistry. Angular design elements pay homage to the company’s hexagonal logo.