Adobe Utah campus
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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).

Adobe Utah campus by Rapt Studio

The campus, recently completed by architects WRNS Studio, is located in Lehi, Utah, and houses over 1000 Adobe employees.

Adobe Utah campus by Rapt Studio

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.

Adobe Utah campus by Rapt Studio

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.

Adobe Utah campus by Rapt Studio

The campus is equipped with a full-size basketball court, a climbing wall, pool and ping pong tables and a gym.

Adobe Utah campus by Rapt Studio

The playful interior is a reflection of Adobe's creative business, explained David Galullo, design principal of Rapt Studio.

Adobe Utah campus by 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.

Adobe Utah campus by Rapt Studio

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.

Adobe Utah campus by Rapt Studio

Last year Facebook announced that architect Frank Gehry is designing a new campus for the social media giant.

Adobe Utah campus by Rapt Studio

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Above: movie by Rapt Studio

Photographs are by Eric Laignel and Weston Colton.

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.

Adobe Utah campus by Rapt Studio

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.

Adobe Utah campus by Rapt Studio

“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.”

Adobe Utah campus by Rapt Studio

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.

Adobe Utah campus by Rapt Studio

“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.”

Adobe Utah campus by Rapt Studio

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.

Adobe Utah campus by Rapt Studio

  • urbane.abuse

    Looks shopped.

  • Damian

    If only there was a show called MTV Corporate Cribs… “This is our balla hangout place to play billiard throw some hoops knawmean?

  • millard design

    The building fits in beautifully with Utah’s landscape. It doesn’t scream for attention but keeps the eye moving. Very well done exterior. The interior furnishing could have been a bit more cohesive with exterior. All and all, as a Utah resident, I’m excited to have it to enjoy.