A Tour of Heroku’s Gorgeous San Francisco Headquarters

Heroku is a leading cloud-based application platform that allows developers to deploy and scale their web apps. Heroku’s headquarters were designed by Rapt Studio and are located in San Francisco’s SoMa neighborhood

“Their vision was to have a space that was simple, organic, and imperfect. To fully capture this, we used natural and reclaimed materials, and organized the office to reflect a sense of progression: from darker, more individual spaces in the basement to lighter, more collective spaces near the penthouse. Pulling from Mihalv Csikszentmihalyi’s philosophy of flow, the space around the timber staircase on each floor of the Heroku building was left open so music and aromas could naturally collect and carry up to other levels. As the entire building progresses, so does the design, arriving at a panoramic view of the San Francisco skyline. Like its inhabitants, the space is meaningful and intentional, with a keen attention to design”, said Rapt Studio

Location: SoMa – San Francisco, California
Size: 85,000 square feet
Design and photos: Rapt Studio
Construction: Swinerton Builders

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Beautiful workspace…
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Breakout space…
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Bike stands…

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Each floor is connected by a timber staircase…

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Kitchen…

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Breakout space…

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Meeting room…
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Stadium-like seating is great for events and meetings…

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Relax room…
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