Image of the main entry and reception area for ValueAct Capital highlighting a ribbon wall of board and batten eucalyptus that starts at the reception desk and bends to form a bench and wraps around the glazed main entry..
Image of the ValueAct Capital offices with woman sitting on a couch in the foreground, another woman seated at a desk, and a man visible in an adjacent work space to the left.
Image of ValueAct Capital's open work space with private offices along the edge and stairs leading up to a loft lounge.

ValueAct Capital

ValueAct Capital, a prominent investment management firm, is located in the historic San Francisco Presidio in the Letterman Digital Arts Center. The interior architecture of this new workplace balances competing desires, namely the ability for ideas to flow freely or be contained at the individual’s discretion.

To achieve this, private offices along the perimeter are interspersed with open, collaborative work areas. The Investor Wing’s generously sized offices have glass doors that close for complete acoustical privacy and feature break out meeting spaces. A large analyst desk nicknamed the “snowflake” allows up to nine people to work together face to face, facilitating sharing of time-sensitive information. Refined and elemental natural materials create a warm, modern environment expressive of ValueAct Capital’s culture.

A ribbon wall of board and batten eucalyptus starts at the reception desk, wraps around the glazed main entry, and proceeds around the entire space. The wall bends to form benches, bars, and break out spaces. The lobby ceiling is paneled in acoustical Eucalyptus slats, transforming into a dramatic faceted ceiling in the Investor Wing. The choice of Eucalyptus is a historical reference, as the sand dunes of the original Presidio landscape were planted over with a Eucalyptus forest that remains today. In other areas a woven metal ceiling and a dappled gray carpet offset the softness and warmth of the wooden elements.

The project was a great success. In addition to employees feeling very at home and productive in the new office environment, everyone who sees the space is overwhelmed by the aesthetics. Christina Court Former Managing Director of Administration, ValueAct Capital


San Francisco, CA
37,000 sq.ft.
IIDA Southwest Pride Awards
Design Excellence Award
PCBC Gold Nugget Awards
Grand Award Winner ‑ Best Interior Renovations
Bruce Damonte
Multistudio asterisk