Kleiner Perkins Caufied & Byers

Tech Incubator Space

Menlo Park, California

Project Info
Kleiner Perkins Caufied & Byers
Menlo Park, California
Completion Date: 2011
Square Footage: 6,900

Kleiner Perkins Caufied & Byers (KPCB) has funded many of the leading Silicon Valley companies, including Amazon, Google, Intuit, Genentech and Zynga. KPCB provides a temporary workplace for start-ups it funds and that rarely have office space. Previous to the remodel of this incubator space, perimeter offices blocked daylight to the interior spaces, while the lay-in ceiling and high-paneled workstations made the space feel dark, claustrophobic and discouraged collaboration.

Newly funded firms come and move-up frequently, so flexibility was of paramount importance. Interior design solutions opened the space to the windows, removed the ceiling, provided mobile work tables, and thereby transformed the space into an open-concept workplan conducive to collaboration and reconfiguration.