Instead of private offices, there are a half dozen “huddle rooms” and two larger gathering spaces, the largest of which is called The Forum. The open-plan space (illustrated below) accommodates 50 employees in bench-style work stations with low, frosted glass partitions. Throughout the space—even at the reception desk, which is not always manned—there is bar-height seating for casual meetings and interactions among employees at all levels.
GoDaddy Goes Cambridge
Edgy. Hip. Bold. If you’ve watched the Super Bowl, you know GoDaddy. The company is nearly as renowned for its annual boundary-pushing advertisement, which makes waves every year during the Big Game, as for the services it provides.
The largest domain name and web-hosting provider in the world, GoDaddy chose One Main Street, in the heart of Cambridge’s technology district, Kendall Square, for its Northeast headquarters. The client wanted its new space to aid in recruitment and retention efforts, and considering the stunning panoramic views of the Charles River and the Boston skyline, the design directive was simple and egalitarian: Make the views accessible to everyone and democratize the space so that there are no private offices.