Costa Mesa, California
Office remodel adds indoor skate park to reflect board-sport company’s unique work ethic
Relying on Volcom’s cutting-edge brand for inspiration, the design for their Southern California corporate headquarters includes a 3,500-square-foot indoor skate park, which can be converted to a presentation theater or exhibition space. Additionally, a 4,000-square-foot company store, showrooms and sample warehouse complement the skate park and further anchor the new office space.
The headquarters takes on a handcrafted, almost Bohemian aesthetic that incorporates simple utilitarian materials. Wood, fiberglass, metal and fabric reinforce the Volcom brand and work harmoniously with the raw nature of the existing 90,000-square-foot warehouse. The design includes collaborative office spaces, multiple breakout meeting areas and a specialty lounge.
The centerpiece of the design is an internal “street” that streamlines circulation and creates unique branding opportunities. The street incorporates art and images borrowed from Volcom’s retail stores, as well as eye-popping work from staff artists and select product displays. Polished concrete floors add to the sleek aesthetic and allow employees to skateboard the halls—a common sight among the company’s energetic board-focused workforce.
Daylight is harvested through retrofit skylights and light wells that exploit the existing roof openings throughout the space. Furnishings are an eclectic mix of pre-owned, vintage, new and custom elements that combine to exemplify the Volcom attitude and strengthen its unique work ethic.