Building 4 is one of the oldest on Microsoft’s Redmond, Washington campus—it once held Bill Gates’s private office. But in 2011, when Microsoft hired O+A to remake the space, the orientation was distinctly eyes forward. Microsoft maintains a division of planners whose job it is to anticipate how offices will work and what they will look like in the next 15 years. Their workspace is a lab for workspace development. These “futurists” occupy Building 4.
Photographs Commissioned by O+A and Microsoft Photographer: Jasper Sanidad Production Crew: Geoffrey Colburn Post Production: Jasper Sanidad, Denise Cherry