RMW architecture & interiors has designed the new offices of cloud applications and services company Oracle, located in Santa Clara, California. Oracle’s Santa Clara campus had been a 95% closed office environment since it was originally owned and occupied by Sun Microsystems in the 1990’s. In 2014, RMW was engaged to add two buildings (9 and 10) to the existing campus, buildings to introduce the new Oracle Workplace.
Designed to convey the same timeless architectural aesthetic as the company’s worldwide headquarters in Redwood Shores, California, the project entailed a heavy lab/chamber use facility (30,861 sf) and a separate 3 story office building (115,877 (GSF) sf 109,881 (USF) sf) to support a new, flexible and more mobile work style. Inside the office building’s mission style envelope, dark metal tones, wood planking, and crisp white serve as the base envelope with fresh warm colored accents.
The project team designed flexible work environments to accommodate the preferences of its multigenerational talent, 70% now enjoy open workspaces on with natural light and campus views, while 30% have internal private offices with frosted window-facing walls. High exposed ceilings and varying functional landmarks define the workspace that engages and increases interaction. Break rooms anchor each floor with copy rooms, conferencing, and 5,000 sf of electronics labs on the ground floor.