Project: Nestle USA
Location: Oakland, CA
Architect: Drake Design Associates
Contractor: D.A. Pope, Inc.
Photography: Eric Rorer Photography
To access a sunny outdoor deck prior to the installation of new NanaWall SL45 folding panel wall systems, clients had to circumvent a small, narrow break room to reach exterior doors or go through a similar pair off the reception lobby. The three areas, including outdoor deck, staff break area and reception lobby, were separated by exterior and interior walls and felt disconnected from each other. Installing the NanaWall SL45 systems in two exterior wall locations enabled the reconfigured staff lounge and lobby to both open to the outdoor deck and each other. When the NanaWall systems are fully open, the combined spaces are ideal for staff gatherings and events. What had previously been under-utilized areas of the building are now the most popular coffee, lunch, events and work.