How Yelp Brought A Sprawling Campus Feel To Downtown SF
Yelp’s new headquarters in downtown San Francisco has the qualities of a sprawling tech campus squeezed into a relatively narrow Art Deco tower. The offices, by San Francisco-based interior designers Studio O+A, spread across 13 remodeled floors in the historic Pacific Telephone Building, a 26-story tower built in 1925 and originally home to Pacific Telephone & Telegraph (later Pacific Bell).
The sizable new space speaks to Yelp’s grand ambitions and rapid growth (despite controversy). Since the company signed the lease in 2012, it has gone from 500 San Francisco employees to around 1,200.