Nektar Therapeutics, a leading biopharmaceutical company, imagined an atmosphere where staff and visitors felt as though they were coming home as they entered their workplace. The expansion of their headquarters into the adjacent building delivers on this vision, promoting interaction and collaboration among research groups. Founded in their culture is the belief that creative innovation and freedom of expression drives breakthroughs. This project empowered Nektar to pilot a new work environment that enables researchers to solve harder problems, develop better drugs, and deliver them faster.
An open workspace environment promotes visibility and access to people, information, ideas, and decisions. For research teams requiring privacy in addition to collaboration, semi-private rooms allow for confidential work or deep concentration for reading, research, and analysis.
Infusing a sense of home comfort and regional pride, the design blends a soft neutral palette with "Nektar Orange" — while adding deeper tones inspired by the Golden Gate Bridge and warm California sunsets. Staff can now enjoy the benefits of home in their new workplace.