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Pixar Animation Studios, Bohiln Cywinski Jackson: Flexibility with both individual and communal space.

Steve Jobs: “If a building doesn’t encourage [collaboration], you’ll lose a lot of innovation and the magic that’s sparked by serendipity. So we designed the building to make people get out of their offices and mingle in the central atrium with people they might not otherwise see.”

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Multi-story space with separate seating/informal meeting locations. Imagine a large employee activity with employees around on all levels. @ Pixar Headquarters

Pixar Headquarters and the Legacy of Steve Jobs - Office Snapshots Here are a few things to help create that ‘Pixar feeling’ in your office: Be intentional about designing for collisions and unplanned collaboration – rather than using managerial force. Use the office space to remind employees why they work for the company. Make the office fun and a place employees want to work, rather than have to work. Allow employees to express themselves through their workspaces.

Time out cubicle: "Go to your office pod, mister, and think about your staff meeting behavior!"

Beam connection detail at Pixar Studios in Emeryville, California by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson. architecture dorkiness.

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from SFGate

Creativity thrives in Pixar's animated workplace

Animators can design and build their own custom work areas at PIXAR animation studios in Emeryville, Ca. Animator Tsung-Yin Hsieh, works awa...

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