Place-Making for New Ideas
How does the modern office keep up with the changing expectations of a younger, creative-class?
A new generation demands a new (and improved) place to work. We partnered with EQ Office, a leading property management company, to reposition, rename, and rebrand one of their flagship Bay Area assets. Previously known as Embarcadero Square, a mixed-use campus on San Francisco’s waterfront, it required a new name and identity to signal a new approach to the modern workspace.
Working through a comprehensive naming process with their senior leadership, we developed a name that signals a relaxed and desirable work atmosphere, surrounded by ample green space in the heart of downtown San Francisco. Welcome to NorthPark, an unexpected urban oasis.
Drawing inspiration from NorthPark’s natural character and distinct location (between thriving Jackson Square, San Francisco’s breezy waterfront, and the bustling Financial District), we positioned the brand to highlight its ideal open space, and unique village-like format and feel; in a word, perfectly off-centered.
A warm and inviting logotype, hand-drawn illustrations, and natural palette create an atmosphere that blends the vibrant energy of the property’s surroundings with an inner sense of calm; a brand that makes space for new connections, ideas, and fast-growing companies.
If you’re in the neighborhood, look for inspiration at NorthPark — 560 Davis Street, in San Francisco.