Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, today announced construction is complete on the new offices of Ultimate Software located at 55 2nd Street in the financial district of San Francisco. Ware Malcomb served as Architect of Record for the project.
The new home of the San Francisco office of Ultimate Software, a leading human resources, payroll and talent company devoted to human capital management (HCM) technology, comprises 23,000 square feet of creative office space over 2 floors. 
The graphics-driven design aesthetic of the new space provides a playful connection to the city with aerial views, cityscapes and inspirational quotes woven throughout. Other design elements include creative meeting spaces that encourage collaboration, an IT tech stop for employees, and a hidden library accessed through a bookcase door operating on a pivot. Various wellness components were also incorporated throughout the office environment including treadmill and massage rooms, gaming areas and a living garden wall, ensuring the well-being of employees at work and embodying the company’s founding principle: “People First.”
Ultimate’s focus on people is evident and award-winning. The company is ranked #8 on Fortune magazine’s 2019 list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, and has ranked in the top 25 on the list since 2012.
“It was exciting to take a design concept and bring to life a new creative office space in the heart of vibrant San Francisco,” said Rhea Butler, Director of Interior Architecture & Design of Ware Malcomb’s San Francisco office. “The new people-focused offices of Ultimate feature the latest in creative office and wellness elements to create an engaging and productive environment for both employees and visitors.”
The General Contractor for the project was Principal Builders.
Ware Malcomb is also providing Architect of Record services for Ultimate’s New York City office location. 
About Ware Malcomb (waremalcomb.com)

Established in 1972, Ware Malcomb is an international design firm providing planning, architecture, interior design, branding, civil engineering and building measurement services to commercial real estate and corporate clients. With 24 office locations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Panama, the firm specializes in the design of commercial office, corporate, industrial, science & technology, healthcare, retail, auto, public/educational facilities and renovation projects. Ware Malcomb is recognized as an Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private company and a Hot Firm and Best Firm to Work For by Zweig Group. The firm is also ranked among the top 15 architecture/engineering firms in Engineering News-Record’s Top 500 Design Firms and the top 30 interior design firms in Interior Design magazine’s Top 100 Giants. For more information, visit waremalcomb.com/news and view Ware Malcomb’s Design video at youtube.com/waremalcomb.


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