Google, Chapel Hill, NC

Google is a 3,000 s.f. office space at Southern Village designed by Alliance Architecture.  This group of Google employees connects daily with other Google offices around the world.  Culture is very important to Google and every office has a local identity.  This particular office used basketball as its theme, since it is located around 2 competitive universities. Workstations were designed in a “dog bone” shape, allowing for open communication among engineers.  The space encourages the play at work by including a large café, pool table, basketball court, pinball machine, lounge and exercise balls for their employees to gather and play together.