STUDIOS designed Jazz’s new Palo Alto offices in two new neighboring buildings within Stanford Research Park.
Previously cloistered in private offices spread out across multiple buildings, Jazz Pharmaceuticals realized it had to make big changes to meet the company’s goal of bringing everyone together as “One Jazz”. STUDIOS helped to create an open and collaborative environment that will allow them to better serve their clients, many of whom are struggling with life-threatening diseases.
Double-height lobbies feature grand connecting stairs, while reception areas feed into cool and comfortable lounges used as both casual break areas and pre-function and event space for the conference center and multi-purpose room.
Meeting rooms and break out spaces are strategically placed within the open work areas, forming a series of communities or “rooms” across the floor. By working directly with staff to address workstation privacy and storage needs – including furniture mockups that employees could test out – and increasing the number of phone and huddle rooms, we were able to reduce the number of private offices by more than 60%.
The company name was inspired by the exploration and collaborative spirit of Jazz musicians. The musical theme is integrated throughout the space: meeting rooms are named after famous musicians; graphics, wall coverings, and materials depict musical notes and instruments; one of the main break areas features a piano for spontaneous performances.