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A Peek inside Photography App VSCO’s Oakland Headquarters

23 January 2017

Take a Look inside VSCO’s Amazing Office in Oakland

You can take a peek inside VSCO’s amazing office in Oakland! Want to find out more about it? Keep reading, my friend!

I believe you already know, Bogdan, that VSCO is one of the best phone apps and now you have the chance to see inside their office, where all the ‘magic’ is happening.

The famous photography app is all about honoring the everyday through beautiful images, and cool effects.

Well, the company’s headquarters where all the magic happens is located in Oakland, California. They operate in one of the only two historic buildings in the area; how is that for inspiration?

Also, the co-founders were involved into the renovations down to the smallest detail, hiring one of Flory’s friends as the architect, and for the construction, his father.

“We were trying to honor the building that was there,” Flory explained, “We stripped it down to its core, to the bare concrete, the bare floor, the bare ceiling, exposing everything to keep things as simple as possible.”

Take a Look inside VSCO’s Amazing Office in Oakland
Take a Look inside VSCO’s Amazing Office in Oakland
Take a Look inside VSCO’s Amazing Office in Oakland
Take a Look inside VSCO’s Amazing Office in Oakland
Take a Look inside VSCO’s Amazing Office in Oakland
Take a Look inside VSCO’s Amazing Office in Oakland

“Jack Debartolo’s concept was to bring in as little artificial materials as possible, which is why the wood ceilings and the concrete walls remain exposed, and materials brought in are wood, metal, and glass.

We used natural materials and the surrounding existing materials to create something modern and clean, but comfortable and warm. It’s meant to feel extremely open but connected.

Take a Look inside VSCO’s Amazing Office in Oakland
Take a Look inside VSCO’s Amazing Office in Oakland

There are two work spaces off to the side with the center being communal seating, conference room, more seating, more conference rooms. Even the conference rooms needed to have a connection with the surrounding areas, which is why they are surrounded by glass.”

Take a Look inside VSCO’s Amazing Office in Oakland
Take a Look inside VSCO’s Amazing Office in Oakland
Take a Look inside VSCO’s Amazing Office in Oakland
Take a Look inside VSCO’s Amazing Office in Oakland

Their interiors were designed by architect Jack Debartolo; the new space is a mixture of wood, metal, and glass combined to create a bright and airy atmosphere to inspire productivity.

Take a Look inside VSCO’s Amazing Office in Oakland
Take a Look inside VSCO’s Amazing Office in Oakland
Take a Look inside VSCO’s Amazing Office in Oakland

By splitting the space into two sections, the workspace now features communal seating as well as a strategically-centered glass conference room, all designed with a minimal aspect in mind.

Take a Look inside VSCO’s Amazing Office in Oakland
Take a Look inside VSCO’s Amazing Office in Oakland
Take a Look inside VSCO’s Amazing Office in Oakland
Take a Look inside VSCO’s Amazing Office in Oakland
Take a Look inside VSCO’s Amazing Office in Oakland
Take a Look inside VSCO’s Amazing Office in Oakland
Take a Look inside VSCO’s Amazing Office in Oakland
Take a Look inside VSCO’s Amazing Office in Oakland

In their building the private offices do not exist, and even the glass conference room is positioned in the center, in plain view of workers and visitors.

Take a Look inside VSCO’s Amazing Office in Oakland
Take a Look inside VSCO’s Amazing Office in Oakland |source: VSCO|

‘We took the building back to basically structural wood and concrete and glass,’ says architect Jack DeBartolo. ‘By doing that, it really exposed the structure, the heart, and the bones – if you will – of this building.’

‘It was very obvious that whatever we put back in the space had a higher level of importance to it,’ adds DeBartolo.

Would you like to work in an office like this?