Adobe - East Tower

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Adobe - East Tower

HGA as Architects

Adobe’s existing space was 15 years old and a labyrinth of enclosed offices that was in need of updating. Adobe wanted to create an open, flexible work environment for their employees and turned to HGA to help.


One of the challenges designers face during the planning and design process is that diagrams, drawings, floor plans and other 2D media can be difficult to convey and help visualize the design intent. By taking advantage of virtual reality tools, HGA was able to teleport the client into concepts early and allow them to walk through the virtual space to better understand layouts, adjacencies, workflows, space character, and finishes. The VR component helped the client to virtually explore the floorplate and enabled the client to comment on the architecture in real time with HGA and the GC.


The VR experience expedited the entire process, reducing schedules by achieving conclusions faster. Additionally, VR has been able to replace some in-person meetings with remote meetings or virtual walk-throughs via web portals, ultimately eliminating the challenges of assembling large client groups for review sessions and milestone decisions.


The result is a beautiful space that’s built for collaboration and celebrates Adobe’s unique work culture and values.


Material Used :
1. BuzziSpace – Light Fixture – Buzzipleat Ripple; Select Open Collaboration Spaces 
2. Armstrong – Decorative Suspended Ceiling Tiles – Metalworks Blades, perforated, installed in Sunflower pattern; Break Room, Floors 7 & 9 
3. Filzfelt –Hanging Panel – Pebble in 170 Asche; Open Collaboration Rooms – Floors 7 & 9 
4. Autex – Felt Sound Baffles – Quiet Space Frontier Tundra in Flatiron (Grey); Open Collab 
5. TMS Lighting – Light Fixture – Luna 48“; Elevator Lobby 

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ElementBrandProduct name
Hanging Panel FilzFelt
Hanging Panels, Pebble Hanging Panel
Light Fixture BuzziSpace
Decorative Suspended Ceiling TilesArmstrong Ceilings US
MetalWorks Blades
Felt Sound Baffles – Quiet Space Frontier Tundra in Flatiron (Grey) Autex
Product Spec Sheet
Hanging Panel
Hanging Panels, Pebble Hanging Panel by FilzFelt
Light Fixture
Decorative Suspended Ceiling Tiles
MetalWorks Blades by Armstrong Ceilings US
Felt Sound Baffles – Quiet Space Frontier Tundra in Flatiron (Grey)
Frontier by Autex
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