CLIENTSilicon Valley Bank

SERVICESInteriors

LOCATIONSanta Monica, CA

SIZE13,184 sq ft / 1 224 m²

STATUSCompleted 2022

Silicon Valley Bank has engaged STUDIOS to help rethink their workplace, embracing new ways of working and integrating the company’s vision and culture. We have completed or are currently designing multiple locations across the United States, as well as in Hong Kong and London.

A central open space is adaptable for a range of uses
A central open space is adaptable for a range of uses

Light, bright, and airy with a decidedly beachy vibe, SVB’s new Santa Monica office celebrates the Southern California outdoor lifestyle. We placed gathering spaces and operable doors along the two terraces, creating a seamless transition between inside and out, while the color and material palettes evoke blue skies, wooden piers, and polished beach glass.

The pantries open out to the terrace through operable doors
The pantries open out to the terrace through operable doors
Lounges and meeting rooms offer a variety of workpoints
Lounges and meeting rooms offer a variety of workpoints
Small meeting room with virtual whiteboard
Small meeting room with virtual whiteboard

In support of SVB’s hybrid work model, we created a series of versatile spaces for casual gatherings, formal meetings, and large events, while halving the ratio of dedicated desk space.

Large meeting room
Large meeting room
Secured work area
Secured work area
The main entrance and reception connects to the central open area and terrace
The main entrance and reception connects to the central open area and terrace

Each SVB office features local art—muralist C.Bennett created a custom piece for Santa Monica.

The golf simulator allows employees and clients alike to play 18 holes without leaving the office.
The golf simulator allows employees and clients alike to play 18 holes without leaving the office.

PHOTOGRAPHYKim Rodgers

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