Headquartered in San Francisco, DocuSign pioneered the development of e-signature technology and has since expanded its services to over 180 countries. Growing quickly on a global scale, DocuSign selected M Moser to create its new workplace in São Paulo, Brazil.
The new office incorporates design language from existing global standards while infusing local flavour and culture. A diverse blend of choices in work settings and technology allows the team to select the right environment to meet the task at hand.
- Choice in settings, privacy levels and technology capabilities support the team in their unique work needs.
- The unique “guitar pick” shaped space captures views and daylight while fostering interaction and encouraging collaboration.
- Locally sourced artwork and products manifest the vibrancy of São Paulo and Brazil.
- Design language from global standards anchors the space in DocuSign brand and culture.
A variety of settings
The São Paulo team is comprised of various departments and specialties. Each group requires different levels of interactivity, privacy and technology from their workplace.
The goal was to maintain an open floorplan while providing a mix of work settings to support the team’s requirements. The final design integrates individual needs with work environments to motivate a range of activities from focus to innovation.
The flexible workspace provides a selection of meeting rooms, private spaces and group settings to support heads-down work as well as collaboration. Seamless technology and AV capabilities ensure connectivity from any location.
Unique location, unique space
The project, located in Vila Olímpia, Brazil, sits next to the Pinheiros River and looks out onto the Octávio Frias de Oliveira Bridge, commonly known as Ponte Estaiada. The cable-stayed bridge is the only bridge in the world that has two curved tracks supported by a single concrete mast – a spectacular viewpoint for employees and visitors as they enter the space.
The unique “guitar pick” shape of the space supports an obvious interior circulation path that increases interaction and engagement. Required built spaces and services are located along the core, enhancing the natural circulation route. Open office and collaboration areas along the perimeter maximise access to daylight and 180-degree views, enhancing the spatial experience and promoting employee health and wellness.
Maintaining standards while celebrating local culture
DocuSign looked to M Moser to help consolidate and incorporate their sophisticated design aesthetic and global standards for brand consistency, while celebrating the vibrancy of São Paulo and Brazilian culture.
To meet this goal, the team embarked upon an iterative design process that included visualisation and collaboration with the client and team for feedback. The design continued to evolve throughout construction while adapting to locally available products and integrating local nuances of Brazilian design and culture.
A sophisticated, neutral palette offers consistency with other DocuSign global offices. The architectural finishes approach is minimal, textural, and natural to provide space for bold and colourful elements to shine through in accents from local mural artists and accessories.
International success through an integrated team
An aligned vision and integrated approach enabled the M Moser San Francisco and Vancouver teams to work hand-in-hand with local firm, Athie Wohnrath, to complete the successful delivery of this international project.
Celebrating local design and culture, DocuSign’s new Sao Paulo workplace provides choice and consistency through a variety of settings to support the needs of a diverse workforce.
- Status Completed
- Area 21,000 sq-ft
- Completion date 2020
- Location São Paulo
- Photographer Jafo Photography