DaVita Healthcare Partners
El Segundo, CA
DaVita, Italian for “Giving life”, is a kidney care company that has planted its flag at the intersection of health and care—DaVita exists for the sake of serving its nearly 200,000 patients in 12 countries. The design reasoning was to foster teammates’ interaction and create a design reflective of DaVita’s culture and brand. The space was designed with an intended procession in mind: Executives, employees, and guests were guided by the flow of the building to walk through the hearth of the space, welcomed by a flood of light emanating from a 500 square foot skylight, into the work area, and onto the executive offices. This course created intentional interactions between all levels of the team throughout the day thus simulating the type of encounters that one would experience at home. This home away from home concept became the design philosophy.