Skype opens North American headquarters

San Francisco based architecture and interior design firm, Blitz, has completed Skype’s new headquarters in Palo Alto, California.

The project, which consisted of redesigning a 54,000ft2 existing office space, ultimately aimed to reflect Skype’s “spirit of innovation” and encourage spontaneity and interaction among the 250 employees.

The renovation process included stripping away layers of tired TIs, which left 16ft tall warehouse style ceilings exposed.

Skype’s new headquarters consists of a number of emerging design trends such as free standing pods, which offer meeting space and acoustic privacy for Skype calls, as well as mobile white boards that provide space for creative brainstorming.

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