March 25, 2015

Architect of Uber and Yelp offices Primo Orpilla on the workplace of the future

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A well-designed workplace is critical to attract A-players and build at first-class culture. The traditional open-space plan no longer suit the need of innovative companies, so what does tomorrow’s work environment look like? Award-winning designer of the new Uber, Cisco, and Yelp offices, Primo Orpilla, shares his secret for bringing creativity, productivity, and culture into the work space.


Primo Oprilla Primo Orpilla is the award-winning co-founder, with Verda Alexander, of Studio O+A, the San Francisco design firm responsible for groundbreaking workplace designs at Uber, Facebook, Yelp, Levi-Strauss, and many companies. A leader in the field of “democratic design,” Orpilla’s expansive, open-plan environments -which stress sutainability, accessibility and careful coordination of function and form, have become a signature look for some of the West Coast’s most forward-thinking tech innovators.

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