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LinkedIn: Building Design from the Floor Up

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The newly leased Sunnyvale, California office of LinkedIn Corporation is shaped like a giant cruise ship. A 5-story building, 125,000 square feet and large, oddly shaped floorplates, the challenge was to maintain a consistent branded look throughout the entire building while changing the look on each floor. In this case, flooring was used as wayfinding as well as a design element that expressed the fun, professional environment of LinkedIn. And it had to connect people. After all, that is what LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network on the Internet, is all about.


LinkedIn_CaseStudy_1Product: Denim and State of Mind Collections; Fiber: Duracolor® Premium Nylon; Design Architects: Win Roney, Sherry Carroll, David Anttila, Susan Foong and Greg Gotlib, of ReelGrobmanMohawk Group Representative: Leslie Thompson; Architect of Record: Kevin Jones, of Kenneth Rodrigues & Partners; Project Management: Alex Ingram, of Ingram & Associates; General Contractor: Rachel Carrasco and Rodney Humble of Vance Brown Builders




  1. You guys created a very “Cruise-like” environment, I believe you made the right choice for LinkedIn and Cruise ships both network people and bring people together around the world.

    • Thank you Fernando for all of your interest and comments! Keep them coming! We love the feedback.