In the final project of the studio, students sought to bring this idea to bear on the design of a space of work for a program and at a scale of their choosing and selected from a list of possible scenarios:
tech headquarters : the campus headquarters for a medium-to-large Silicon Valley technology company. appx 4,000 employees, 400,000 sf. Choose one site in in the South Bay (or in the Financial District for a tower solution).
mature tech start-up : design and fabrication facilities for a robotics company recently acquired by Google. appx 50 employees, 25,000 sf. One given site in Potrero Hill, SF.
co-working center(s) : a shared working environment offering short-term workspace under a paid membership model. Amenities should include individual hotdesks, shared work areas, conference rooms, collective kitchen, tool / equipment lockers, integrated daycare. Space for appx 50 workers, appx 2500 sf. Choose two sites in the Bay Area.
business lounge(s) : variety of individual and small group working areas, shared resources including printing and binding area, kitchenette, bathroom, break area. Space for appx 20 workers, appx 1000sf. Choose a minimum of four sites worldwide. Departing from arbitrary, personal, and sole-authored models of compositional logic, we will seek to apply formal strategies that suggest an incorporation of other agencies, both human and non-human, into the aesthetic development of the project. Choose one artificial and one human-hybrid method of compositional intelligence to apply.