A Look Inside Dropbox’s Super Cool Austin Office
Dropbox, a popular technology company that provides secure file sharing and storage solutions allowing people to access, share, and collaborate on their files, recently reached out interior architecture firm lauckgroup to design their new offices in the heart of Austin, Texas.
“Our team collaborated with the client to cultivate a design that captures the company’s creative energy and high level of design detail. The design is purposeful in its gestures and the architectural language is consistent across the 3 levels; detailing, finish palette, and lighting. Hot-rolled steel was used as a high contrast material in the space and can be first seen in the elevator lobby steel slats which create pattern and contrast to the warmth of the Walnut wood reception desk. In the adjacent space, the breakroom has a continuation of these slats forms which are reinterpreted in wood as horizontal elements creating a bench and bar-height seating for a warm, rustic lodge feel. These materials and architectural shapes appear reinterpretations throughout key areas of the space. The team was challenged to develop a unique treatment for the workspace that allowed flexibility and power solutions throughout the open area. As a result, the project architect worked closely with the client to develop a custom steel trellis power system to the workstations. This offers each person and team the flexibility and freedom to reconfigure their desk to best suit their work style. In the open office, screens and openings allow for a sense of transparency, while maintaining spaces for a creative getaway. The 5th floor features a visually interesting cafe and rooftop terrace with a variety of seating options and a platform for an all-hands gathering. The design team aimed to ensure that each design detail fit well with Dropbox’s company culture”, says lauckgroup
- Location: Austin, Texas
- Date completed: August 2015
- Size: 58,565 square feet
- Design: lauckgroup
- Photos: Casey Dunn