Redwood City, CA – BNBuilders recently completed construction of Mozilla’s new headquarters in Mountain View. BNBuilders along with MKThink, the architect, renovated an outdated two-story office into a new 53,000 square foot vibrant workspace with modern interiors and high-tech office space.
“The design challenge was to take an office park building from the 80s and transform it into something that embraced Mozilla’s transparent open source collaborative culture,” said Jonas Kellner, of MKThink, “This places an emphasis on connections both within the office and across the larger Mozilla community abroad.”
The project achieves Mozilla’s vision of an open interior with continuous workspace through interconnecting stairs. The large floor plan also includes open ceilings and exposed conditions. “The commons area with its new stair punched through a glass wall connects the two floor plates and creates a space for Mozillians and the larger Mozilla community to come together,” said Kellner.
The renovated lobby includes interconnecting stairs and a feature glass wall utilizing the Bendheim Channel Glass System. The glass wall is a modern design element that also serves to improve indoor environmental quality. As an interior partition with horizontal glass, the wall distributes natural light and reduces electrical lighting needs. At night, the illuminated glazed glass wall creates a warm, glowing appearance.
The contemporary workspace also includes a stylized and sleek kitchen, state-of-the-art training and conference rooms, and private phone rooms. The cutting-edge meeting rooms include SMART Boards, videoconference screens and LCD televisions. The main entrance has a large video screen with six different LCDs and seating for individual and collaborative group work.
“Mozilla wanted to partner with a builder to create their new central office location, and who could blend high-tech interior features with outdoor elements,” said Rob Melinauskas, Project Executive for BNBuilders, “We collaborated with the entire project team to find the best solutions to create that desired environment. The new space beautifully achieves Mozilla’s vision.”
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