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FEATURE

On the west side of the
building, a cool evening
palette prevails, as in this
café-like common area (above).
Graphics were not a factor on
O+A's first two floors for
LiveRamp. Now they are
essential to the look and lively
feel of the space (opposite).

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wayfinding system across three floors," Chetty says.
As a tech firm, LiveRamp was designed from the beginning
to have an open floor plan, phone rooms, war rooms, and lots of social
and collaborative spaces. To accommodate a constantly growing
staff, the latest renovation refreshed common areas, and the newest
floor added support spaces like a large training room and several
conference rooms. The highest floor has become home to the main
reception area. Previously a gathering space on a lower floor,
"The Ramp" now has more square footage and hosts after-work
events like happy hours.
Given the long work hours, it was imperative that the space
be comfortable, with touches that include vintage chandeliers,
potted plants, and drapery. "It's a fine balance between a homelike
feel and refinement," Rodriguez says. The seating, tables, desks,
carpet, and all-LED lighting are unique to each of the spaces-from
a cafe-like work area to a relaxed lounge-and a favorite part of this
job for the designers. "Furniture selection is fun when the client

says, 'I don't want it to be boring.' " A watermelon-toned nook
mingles with plush sofas, plaid upholstery, and felt fixtures.
The historic building, once the tallest in San Francisco and
today housing some of the city's leading tech firms, provided its own
welcome aesthetic. Each excavation uncovered more of the
structure's original fabric, in addition to the already-exposed brick
walls-a kind of "ghosting," according to Rodriguez. "You've got
to celebrate that in older buildings." LiveRamp has other reasons
to celebrate its distinctive home, which at once grounded the
fledgling business and allowed it to blossom. c

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Product Briefs: Acoustic Solutions
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Matrix: Lighting
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Designers Select: Products for Amenity Spaces
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