AIA East Bay Chapter Design Award "Citation Award for Interiors" 2003
AIA San Francisco Design Excellence Award "Merit Award for Interiors" 2004
POLLACK completed phased redesign of the 80,000 square foot, Corporate Headquarters for The North Face® in San Leandro, California.
Programming and planning involved numerous meetings with departments and end user representatives from all business levels. The POLLACK team developed space plans that responded to The North Face business objectives, which included an environment that was more cohesive and high-performance than their previous offices.
The outcome was a relatively frugal renovation of the facility, exploiting the aesthetics and high volume of the existing space to create dynamic workspaces and showroom environments. The design reflects the culture of The North Face with the open feel of the outdoors, and fosters a creative environment for the Product Design, Product Development and Prototype departments as well as the Marketing and Sales teams.
The basic organizing factor in the plan hinges on a 180 foot long 'feature wall' that incorporates marketing images, various building materials and textures, sliding barn sized doors and a multitude of punched openings offering peeks into the Research Design and Development area. This wall culminates in an all-hands gathering space, The Lounge, with two story-high glass roll-up doors opening onto an exterior redwood deck and green space. The project was completed in a four-month period incorporating three temporary phases, all within occupied spaces.
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