Emergence Capital

  • Prize
    Winner in Interior Design - Workplace / Office
  • Company/Firm
    Fennie + Mehl
  • Lead Designer
    Jenna Ruth, Omied Arvin
  • Design Team
    Douglas Mehl, James Ibali, Vismaya Koni
  • Architect
    Fennie + Mehl
  • Const. Company
    Skyline Construction
  • Photographer Credit
    Matthew Millman
  • Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Client
    Emergence Capital
  • Project Date
    November 2022

Venture capital firm Emergence combined two Bay Area offices to give their team a flagship space where they could seek out, win over, and propel forward their chosen companies.
The design opened up the historic waterfront Pier 5 building to let in both more light and jaw-dropping views. Exposing previously hidden timbers and incorporating earth tones, organic materials, and pops of color gives the office the distinguished quality of an elegant vessel on the Bay.
In the main salon, an up-lit wall highlights an Emergence “E” logo pattern that emerges out of raked monochromatic plaster. The designers relocated the previous stair to open up views upon entering the space. Bronze rods make the stair seem either transparent or opaque depending on where one stands.
Meaningful connections happen throughout the main salon. The coffee-bar and library on the upper floors support more focused work. Flex offices allow for single-use private office functionality and multi-use collaborative meetings.

A San Francisco based architectural design firm. FENNIE+MEHL. Unexpected, by design.