DES recently opened a second office location on the sixteenth floor at 1 Sansome in San Francisco. Providing a place for casual collaboration with clients, a flexible gathering area was strategically placed directly off the main entry. It features a high-top walnut table, a raised quartz island, and hide-away cabinetry making it a flexible, client-oriented space. With low partitions and an exposed twelve foot ceiling, the open office is an expansive and airy volume. For the conference rooms and private offices, a clear glass storefront system continues the sense of openness and enables energy to flow between the spaces. Tying the office together, a dropped wood-panel ceiling runs across one entire edge of the office in an L shape.