Construction Starts On New Headquarters For Mattson in Foster City

MATTSON, San Francisco, Bay Area, Foster CIty, IA Interior Architects, Built with Principle

MATTSON, San Francisco, Bay Area, Foster CIty, IA Interior Architects, Built with Principle

FOSTER CITY, California – July 10, 2017 – Construction has begun on a 20,000 square foot, tenant improvement project that will serve as the new headquarters for Mattson, Silicon Valley’s resident food and beverage innovation firm.

The new headquarters at 343 Hatch Drive in Foster City is designed by the San Francisco office of IA Interior Architects with San Jose-based Built with Principle serving as the general contractor.

Notable features include:

  • A large, front and center food laboratory that will support Mattson’s product development for a wide-range of food and beverage clients, from startups to multinationals
  • Two food studios for consumer insights and client co-creation
  • Two pilot plants, one dedicated to Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) and one for foodservice
  • Unique niches throughout the facility to showcase products and packaging created by Mattson for its clients
  • Private offices kept away from the perimeter glass to allow access to natural light for the rest of the office.
  • Warm, natural and textured materials

Mattson’s new facility also includes a reception area, offices, conference rooms, an employee break room and multiple kitchens. It was designed to focus on showcasing Mattson’s fully integrated approach to food and beverage innovation – from concept creation to product development, from brand strategy to packaging design, from commercialization to consumer insights.

The project is expected to be complete before the end of 2017.

“Mattson’s new facility will set a new bar for our industry as the most state-of-the-art food and beverage innovation center in North America,” said Justin Shimek Ph.D., CEO of Mattson.

“We look forward to continuing our work as world-class innovators in our new building which will further our ability to provide expert product and menu strategy to our clients as well as the broader food and beverage industry,” adds Barb Stuckey, President of Mattson.

“Food is an essential part of Mattson’s culture,” said Lee Moulton, Project Director and Senior Associate at IA Interior Architects. “It was therefore critical to design the new headquarters to provide an environment to have lunch together, serve food to clients and have places that allow for the celebration of food.”

“We’re excited to be building Mattson’s new headquarters and are committed to working hard to bring their vision to a beautiful reality,” said Jill Hagaman, President and CEO of Built with Principle. “We look forward to delivering a quality project that will enhance Mattson’s food innovation, product development and brand strategy and design efforts.”

MATTSON is one of the largest independent food and beverage innovation firms in North America. Since 1977, Mattson has worked with a wide variety of food companies from large multinationals to first-time food entrepreneurs, helping them identify disruption opportunities and develop those insights into delicious new food and beverage products. Mattson has helped launch close to 2,500 individual SKUs and 100s of restaurant menu offerings. Mattson is 100 percent employee-owned, and headquartered in Foster City, California, at the intersection of San Francisco’s vibrant culinary scene, California’s wine country’s food and beverage culture and Silicon Valley’s spirit of innovation. In its 20,000 sq. ft. Development facility, Mattson has scale-up capabilities to address the needs of food service and consumer packaged goods clients. Mattson is a leader in identifying food and beverage trends, leveraging these into opportunities, designing distinctive brands and packaging and formulating award-winning products. For more information visit

About IA Interior Architects
Founded in 1984, IA Interior Architects is the first and largest global architectural firm focused exclusively on interior architecture and workplace strategies. IA collaborates with clients in diverse markets worldwide, aligning their business strategies and core values with the dynamic use of space. IA has offices in Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Orange County, Portland, Raleigh, San Francisco, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Toronto, and Washington, DC and has partner affiliates in Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia and Australia, Canada, and Latin America through the IA Global Alliance. For more information visit

About Built with Principle
San Jose-based Built with Principle is a leading commercial construction management and general contracting firm focused on four core values: quality construction, ethical business practices, solid relationships and inspirational employees. The company specializes in new shell construction and tenant improvements for clients in office, medical, fitness, education, data centers, R&D, retail, industrial and sports club industries. More information can be found at

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