Skype’s North American Headquarters by Blitz

August 16, 2013

Blitz have designed Skype’s North American headquarters in Palo Alto, California.



Skype’s primary goal was to create a world-class office that would differentiate them from their Bay Area competitors in the recruitment of talent. The project entailed a tenant improvement of 54,000 square feet of existing office space to support 250 employees involved in high technology development.

The space reflects Skype’s spirit of innovation in a highly functional yet creative workplace designed to encourage interaction and spontaneity, as well as meet specific acoustic requirements in support of their extensive use of AV. The project achieved LEED Silver certification.

Design: Blitz
Photography: Hoffman Chrisman and Matthew Millman