March 25, 2015
Architect of Uber and Yelp offices Primo Orpilla on the workplace of the future
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 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.