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Open Office Concept Utilizes Natural Light
Ware Malcomb, an international design firm has announced construction is complete on the new offices of 3D Systems, a global 3D solutions company, located at 16550 West Bernardo Drive in San Diego. Ware Malcomb provided interior architecture and design and branding services for the project.
The new facility serves multiple functions as an office, a research and development lab, and as a briefing center for customers to learn about the company’s products. The new 52,000 square foot workplace includes office space, including a new mezzanine and amenity area, as well as electronic lab space. The amenity space includes a first-floor café with outdoor access and large glass sliding doors that open into the engineering space. The mezzanine addition provides a multi-use collaborative workspace overlooking the executive open plan area.
The modern, streamlined design of the new office tells the story of the company and its products as visitors walk through. The design also showcases the cutting edge technology of the company, which was co-founded by the inventor of 3D printing, Charles Hull.
Open and collaborative office space is designed to maximize views and natural light. With a focus on employee health and wellness, the design includes sit/stand workstations and ample opportunities for employee mobility.
Because R&D is a constantly evolving process, the lab spaces are designed to be flexible enough to accommodate and anticipate rapid changes in technology and the resulting infrastructure requirements.
“In addition to meeting the company’s immediate space needs, 3D Systems’ new office was designed to reflect the innovative culture of the company and allow flexibility to accommodate future growth,” says Tiffany English, Principal of Ware Malcomb’s San Diego offices.