Bringing the Indoors, Out

July 13, 2021

Enriching the “Outdoor Office” and Collaboration Experience

Did you know that many of our projects involve designing outdoor spaces? San Diego has the perfect weather to take advantage of the outdoors, and after a year of outdoor activities to stay healthy and safe, this renovation happened just in time. After living in their 250,000 s.f. space design by ID Studios over a decade ago, this Medical Device company planned a total renovation of their private, exterior “back yard” with five primary goals:

  • Support the New Outdoor Healthy Workplace Culture
  • Enrich the campus experience,
  • Reinforce a sense of place,
  • Encourage collaboration and
  • Consider maintenance and sustainability.
Outdoor Meeting Space and Amphitheater

Our design team leveraged their extensive open outdoor space providing indoor/outdoor collaboration and plans to enhance the first-floor cafeteria which now provides access to a variety of fresh air opportunities. ID Studios, in collaboration with Spurlock Landscape Architects, added several shade structures that anchor outdoor meeting spaces and integrates power and technology to make sure everyone can be productive. A large presentation area accommodates all-hands meetings, firm-wide presentations, or social events.

Outdoor Office

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Photos by Stephen Whalen