EN

CLIENTLyft

SERVICESInteriors

LOCATIONSan Francisco, CA

SIZE361,000 sq ft

STATUSCompleted 2017-2020

Lyft took space within two parallel, ¼-mile long buildings and the STUDIOS team embarked on a multi-phased effort to knit together a string of disparate spaces to create a unified experience and celebrate the company’s culture of fun and discovery. We took inspiration from Lyft’s core values—Be Yourself, Uplift Others, and Make It Happen—to reinforce their brand with custom graphics, a curated furniture package, light, and color.

Lounge and small meeting rooms
Lounge and small meeting rooms
Multipurpose room
Multipurpose room
Bubble nook
Bubble nook

We developed the space plans to create urban neighborhoods highlighted by a series of internal gardens modeled on San Francisco’s popular mini parks or “parklets”. Just as the city’s parklets provide respite from the busy urban streets, Lyft’s parklets offer welcoming spaces away from desks to meet, to socialize, or to relax.

LyftHQ_Full-Width_Carousel-0.jpg
LyftHQ_Full-Width_Carousel-0.jpg
LyftHQ_Full-Width_Carousel-1.jpg
LyftHQ_Full-Width_Carousel-1.jpg
LyftHQ_Full-Width_Carousel-2.jpg
LyftHQ_Full-Width_Carousel-2.jpg
LyftHQ_Full-Width_Carousel-3.jpg
LyftHQ_Full-Width_Carousel-3.jpg
LyftHQ_Full-Width_Carousel-4.jpg
LyftHQ_Full-Width_Carousel-4.jpg
LyftHQ_Full-Width_Carousel-5.jpg
LyftHQ_Full-Width_Carousel-5.jpg
Collaboration space
Collaboration space

In a building the length of nearly four football fields, clear and graphic wayfinding was crucial. We used gradations of pinks, purple, blues, and greens on columns and walls to help identify locations within the buildings, and to mark break areas, elevator lobbies, and other circulation elements.

We then transformed the dark, uninviting building core into a series of secret rooms that create a sense of surprise and delight, such as a speakeasy that can be accessed through a portrait of Willy Wonka, a hidden library, and a game room, among others.

Elevator lobby
Elevator lobby
Lyft pink hallway
Lyft pink hallway
Secret library
Secret library
Speakeasy
Speakeasy
Game room
Game room
Instagramable nook
Instagramable nook
Meeting room with custom wall graphics
Meeting room with custom wall graphics
Meeting room with custom wall graphics
Meeting room with custom wall graphics

Awards and Press

  • STUDIOS Architecture Brings Willy Wonka Style to Lyft’s New Headquarters — Architectural Digest 2019
  • Modern Workspaces: Lyft’s office design aims to ‘delight’— San Francisco Business Journal 2019 —
  • Show Us Your Dreams Award — 2018
Main dining area
Main dining area
One of many pantries
One of many pantries
One of many pantries
One of many pantries

“We couldn’t be happier with the design and with our relationship with the STUDIOS team. They really get us, and it shows in all of our work together.”

Nancy Losey, Former Head of Real Estate and Office Operations

PHOTOGRAPHYBruce Damonte