The Hive project reflects the company’s culture of being a great place to work while representing their innovative and forward-thinking services. All spaces were designed to support the goal of collaboration and interaction. One of the challenges is the common thought in Silicon Valley that only large horizontal floor plates should be used, up to 250,000 square-feet. Technology companies are frequently reluctant to go vertical. This project is a unique solution to the vertical collaboration challenge.
The three wings come together in a 6-story, grand atrium that contains amenity and large collaboration spaces so employee interaction occurs not only on each floor but also between floors. The open glass-walled balconies allow people to increase visibility and connect via the projected open stairwell that extends through the atrium. Activated by its break rooms, game rooms, meeting spaces, and welcoming soft seating, the atrium also provides alternative work space.