DocuSign Tenant Improvement
Design Firm: HGA
DocuSign, a digital technology company that provides an electronic platform for signing and managing documents, was experiencing rapid growth in San Francisco and needed a larger workplace to better represent its culture and address operational efficiencies.
The new interior workplace reflects the better of two worlds–traditional detailing that appeals to its clients’ culture in healthcare, banking and real estate, and more cutting-edge elements that inspire collaboration and innovation among its software engineers and marketers.
Hence, the remodeling is modest but impactful–a raw industrial environment juxtaposed with more refined elements within the workplace seamlessly aligns with its culture, branding and achievements as technology pioneers. The highlight is sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay Bridge and downtown skyline. The moment visitors enter the front door, they make a direct connection to the outside with plenty of natural light.
Given that DocuSign develops a paperless product–and a paperless practice is the core fabric of its culture–the client initially resisted the use of any wood in the new space. But the design team found a way to tell the story of DocuSign without totally eliminating the use of wood. For example, in one of the entry areas is a deconstructed wood wall. Yet unlike a traditional wood wall that might be fully clad, the deconstructed wood wall shows the concept of wood being stripped away–a fitting commentary on how DocuSign (through its evolutionary, electronic-signing technology) is transforming and replacing the tradition of paper-based signatures. That concept was a complete hit with DocuSign as they embraced the use of wood in telling their proud story.
The Executive Briefing Center was another important addition to DocuSign’s overall business goals as they wanted a secure and private place to bring corporate customers to collaborate and address critical business objectives. Carrie Cary, Head of Real Estate at DocuSign said, noted that the design team created a functional, efficient and aesthetically “amazing space for us to invite our customers!”
Finally, the DocuSign café serves as a central place for employees to relax and socialize and alleviate the shortage of meeting spaces. The design team conceived a bold, colorful and lightly branded multipurpose café for all employees to gather. The flexible space is constantly utilized for meetings or happy hours and provides a sanctuary from the day-to-day routine.VOTE HERE