Extreme Networks

San Jose, California | interiors & workplace, technology & corporate

A fresh branded environment goes to the Extreme to support R&D workflow.

Extreme Networks, a fast-growing provider of high-performance networking systems, needed to build out the remaining 29,000 sf of its 53,700 sf San Jose headquarters in quick order. The company, which supports a culture of collaborative research and development, wanted a space that balanced energy with focus.

RMW architecture & interiors conducted executive visioning in a working session environment, gathering detailed programming in three days of departmental leader sessions. Space plans were presented concurrently as the culmination and validation of programming. This highly focused process established a strong platform and aggressive pace for the project, which encompassed new open workstations, meeting areas, an Executive Briefing Center, an exercise gym, a video lab, and an employee catering kitchen with dining area. Collaborative areas are equipped with technology for knowledge sharing. Enhanced by a new sound masking system, the open office area supports the heads-down engineer work style.

A pivoting rack display surrounded by a glass column gives 360-degree views of Extreme’s cutting-edge data systems, rotating to face the EBC lounge, meeting room, or lab room. Color-changing lighting adds excitement to the product presentation.

The project was completed in seven months from visioning to move-in.

Quick Facts

Skylights were added to the space to bring natural light deep into the open office area.

Electric car charging stations added to the parking lot encourage the use of emission-free vehicles.

RMW is also designing Extreme’s offices in Morrisville, North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park.