The Kapor Center for Social Impact commissioned a new headquarters that was to be an architectural manifestation of their core values: connectivity and democracy. The renovation transforms a 1920s building into a LEED Gold building that is modern and harmonious, blending high-tech and humanism. Open spaces encourage collaboration as well as flexibility. It is organized around a central circular volume that carries an open stair through the building’s original three floors to a fourth-floor addition. The circular volume acts as an integrating element, linking the various floors and functions.