A Look Inside College Futures Foundation’s New Oakland Office
College Futures Foundation, a private foundation that helps low-income and underrepresented students in California earn a four-year college degree, recently hired interior design firm TEF Design to design their new office in Oakland, California.
“College Futures Foundation engaged TEF to design its new offices to both reflect the organization’s innovative approach to philanthropy and embody their decades of service to the students of California. The broad, open work area was carefully configured to maximize access to daylight and sweeping views of the East Bay hills.
Warm, inviting materials that evoke nearby landscapes give the space its character. Perimeter meeting and office spaces, supporting a range of private and collaborative work, embody themes drawn from California’s natural environment. The spaces are anchored by a 1,200 square-foot communal gathering hub, bracketed by an open kitchen and the wide curve of exterior windows, that supports the Foundation’s culture of engagement and equity,” says TEF Design.
- Location: Oakland, California
- Date completed: 2019
- Size: 6,000 square feet
- Design: TEF Design
- Photos: Mikiko Kikuyama