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Congratulations to Cooper Hewitt’s 2017 National Design Award Winners

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Nike DIS

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Happy Birthday, I.M. Pei

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Salone del Mobile

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Ciao Milano!

The crowds that throng Milan for the city’s annual furniture fair know they are part of a tribal celebration—the tribe being the international community of design. Like show business and politics, design is a small, self-contained world, and when the denizens of that world get together for a bash the importance of individual effort to large communal movements becomes clear.

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Jon Makes Stuff

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Cisco Buildings 3, 4, 20, 22, 23, 24

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Art Underground

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Uber 555

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Meet You at the Watercooler

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Kimball Showroom / NeoCon 2016

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Cambridge Associates

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LiveRamp

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Sharing the Light

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IIDA Pop-Up / NeoCon 2016

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Tapping into Gary Hustwit

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Uber 5

This 5th floor “Paris,” much like its counterpart in France, is an assembly of distinct neighborhoods, laid out as if for a culture of flaneurs, but overlaid with modern energy and drive.

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"Let's Try That Again…”

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Nike

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O+A Wins Cooper Hewitt National Design Award

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55 Hawthorne

This idea of a common forum for international markets became the design inspiration for Yelp’s offices at 55 Hawthorne in San Francisco. Each floor springs from the textures and moods of a particular market in a city where Yelp has a significant presence.

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A Decade with Al

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Horsemen, Monks, and Zombie Cities

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Alibaba

Located on the 26th floor of one of San Francisco’s Art Deco masterpieces—the old PacBell Building, built in 1925—Alibaba’s new office mixes modern austerity with refinements from a more ornamental age.

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Uber 11

When Uber acquired the 11th floor, an initial concern was how could people on the 11th feel any sense of community or shared purpose with people seven floors below?

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Start Spreading the News...

After 25 years in the Bay Area, we want to be a part of it. With a new home on a little island about 3,000 miles to the east, Studio O+A is officially bi-coastal.

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Cisco Systems

When Cisco decided to remodel its multi-structure campus in San Jose, a key requirement was to support the company’s Connected Workplace model.

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Strandbeests: New Life Forms Evolve at Exploratorium