Cisco, an international leader in IT and networking, had recently acquired Sourcefire, a smaller firm with a traditional work culture that utilized mostly private offices. This varied greatly from Cisco’s open office culture. The FOX Architects team faced unique challenges in creating a space that accommodated both companies’ work styles and supported their transition with custom design solutions.
By implementing modular functionality in both individual and collaborative work areas, our design team balanced elements from each culture and provided options for personal work styles. All workstations were equipped with height-adjustable desks, ergonomic seating, and individual task lighting. We used higher panels on the work stations, acting as acoustic barriers and doubling as whiteboards for collaboration. New amenities such as a game room with foosball, air hockey, and pool tables allow teams to unwind and socialize.
Our new design successfully unifies two distinct cultures and workstyles, supporting Cisco and Sourcefire coming together as one company.