3D Systems’ open and collaborative office space in San Diego is designed to maximize views and natural light. | Courtesy Ware Malcomb

Ware Malcomb Finishes Tech Firm’s SD Offices

Carrie Rossenfeld Office

Design firm Ware Malcomb has completed interior architecture and design and branding services on the new offices of 3D Systems, a global 3D solutions company, whose offices are located at 16550 West Bernardo Drive in San Diego. The new facility serves multiple functions: as an office, a research-and-development lab, and as a briefing center for customers to learn about the company’s products.

The new 52,000-square-foot workplace features office space, including a new mezzanine and amenity area, as well as electronic lab space. The amenity space includes a first-floor café with outdoor access and large glass sliding doors that open into the engineering space. The mezzanine addition provides a multi-use collaborative workspace overlooking the executive open-plan area.

Ware Malcomb says the modern, streamlined design of the new office tells the story of the company and its products, as well as showcasing its cutting-edge technology. 3D Systems was co-founded by the inventor of 3D printing, Charles Hull.

The open and collaborative office space is designed to maximize views and natural light. The design includes sit/stand workstations and ample opportunities for employee mobility.

Because R&D is a constantly evolving process, the lab spaces are designed to be flexible enough to accommodate and anticipate rapid changes in technology and the resulting infrastructure requirements.

The general contractor for the project was Burger Construction.

“In addition to meeting the company’s immediate space needs, 3D Systems’ new office was designed to reflect the innovative culture of the company and allow flexibility to accommodate future growth,” says Tiffany English, principal of Ware Malcomb’s San Diego offices.

Ware Malcomb’s San Diego office was recently recognized with three awards at the San Diego Business Journal’s Best Real Estate Deals 2018 ceremony. The winning projects were Nortek at Atlas at Carlsbad – Best New Office Lease, Exeter Industrial Park Escondido – Best Industrial Purchase, and The Shops at One Paseo – Best Real Estate Deal for New Retail.

The lab spaces are designed to be flexible enough to accommodate and anticipate rapid changes in technology and the resulting infrastructure requirements.

The redesigned, streamlined lobby. | All photos courtesy Ware Malcomb