The lobby at 395 Page Mill Road serves as a gateway to the AOL offices upstairs and the various businesses housed in the ground-floor incubator offices beyond.
Bicycles mounted to a column in the lobby serve as sculpture when they aren't in use by employees of both AOL and the ground-floor tenants.
Details such as the wooden ceiling that curves down to form a seating cove (modeled after the skate board half-pipes that were all the rage when AOL was founded in the 1980s) are designed to serve as breakout spaces, giving incubatees a chance to meet and collaborate with those working on other projects.
The ground-floor office suites are oriented around common resources, such as this multipurpose presentation room. Here, colorful acoustic panels in different thicknesses line one wall to absorb sound while still adding texture to the space.
Office areas are connected by hallways with informal collaboration areas to allow the tenant companies to expand their office areas into the public realm when necessary.
An open-office suite, with conference rooms and enclosed offices lining one wall, and an expansive white board surface on the other.
Even the coffee bar is an incubator business: Though it serves coffee brewed from Blue Bottle Coffee beans, the café is owned and operated by Stanford University students.
Studio O A re-fenced this patio area to accommodate outdoor space for the building users to be able to spill outdoors. It is used for everything from meetings to cook-outs.