Adobe employees can play basketball and ping pong inside the software company's new mural-covered Utah campus by San Francisco-based designers Rapt Studio (+ movie).
Rapt Studio covered the walls with murals by street artist El Mac and tattoo and graffiti artist Mike Giant, as well as designs that reference computer graphics and technology.
Huge colour swatches from Pantone have been used on the end of rows of desks, while other walls feature examples of handwritten and digital typography.
The campus is equipped with a full-size basketball court, a climbing wall, pool and ping pong tables and a gym.
The playful interior is a reflection of Adobe's creative business, explained David Galullo, design principal of Rapt Studio.
“We were brought in as an agent of change to showcase Adobe’s existing culture and magnify it through workplace design, drawing upon the company's roots in creativity and innovation to fuel the space," he said.
We've published several offices for technology companies on Dezeen, including a Microsoft building in Vienna kitted out with a slide and themed meeting rooms and a Google building in London with games rooms and music studios.
Last year Facebook announced that architect Frank Gehry is designing a new campus for the social media giant.
Above: movie by Rapt Studio
Here's some more information from Rapt Studio:
Rapt Studio Unveils Design of Adobe’s New Utah Campus
Rapt Studio, an award-winning, multidisciplinary, design practice, announced the completion of its project for Adobe Systems Inc.’s new campus, located in Lehi, Utah. Housing up to 1,100 Adobe employees, the four-story, 280,000 square foot state-of-the-art building showcases Rapt Studio’s unique approach to integrated workspace design becoming an interface between a company's brand and culture and its staff and customers.
In 2010, Adobe commissioned Rapt Studio to plan its interior design, capitalizing on the firm’s expertise in defining and designing environments around evolving cultures. Adobe challenged Rapt to create a workplace that would be both an extension and reflection of Adobe’s innovative brand and an engine for capturing its evolving culture.
“This is a benchmark project for us,” said David Galullo, CEO and design principal of Rapt Studio. “We were brought in as an agent of change to showcase Adobe’s existing culture and magnify it through workplace design, drawing upon the company's roots in creativity and innovation to fuel the space. By aligning the interests of Adobe’s customers, employees and leadership, we were able to create a space that is the gold standard for integrated workplaces. Design should solve ongoing challenges, inspire unparalleled performance and connect people and places in a meaningful way.”
With a client base that includes The North Face, Salesforce.com, SAP and many more, Rapt’s holistic integrated practice delivers real impact by creating and connecting brands and environments to the people who use them. Rapt sought to match Adobe’s unique approach of integrating the art and science of creating digital experiences by designing an open, collaborative environment for the company’s employees, bringing brand expression outward in a public-facing way.
“Rapt’s design captures the magic of Adobe,” said Bradley Rencher, senior vice president and general manager, Digital Marketing Business, Adobe. “By making our innovative spirit manifest throughout the entire building, they delivered on the promise to connect Adobe’s brand to our employees, which in turn extends to our customers. This amazing building will not only help us attract top talent, but inspire that talent to excel here.”
Rapt filled the space with graphic reminders of the wonder that Adobe brings to the world, from images created by global artists using Adobe software to murals by street artist El Mac and graffiti artist Mike Giant in their signature styles. Adobe’s facility also features an employee café, an indoor basketball court, a rock-climbing wall, a game room named “The Bunker” and a fully equipped gym.
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