Project: Tinder Headquarters
Location: West Hollywood, California, United States
Award: Workspace Interiors: Corporate Offices (Over 10,000 sqm), Silver, 2023
Design Practice: Rapt Studio
Client: Match Group
The new 77,000-square-foot Tinder Headquarters are designed to accommodate diverse styles of working for different people. The experience begins upon entry to The Commons, modelled on a traditional town square. As the largest space, it facilitates casual encounters with colleagues and offers space to circulate and chat. It hosts company-wide events, with benches placed at angles for facilitating conversation.
On floor two, the café, or “Boost Bar”, pays homage to the local coffee shop. Two more levels up is Game Over, the IT help desk inspired by a neighbourhood arcade.
"LA Galleria" on floor five pulls elements from the workshops and displays of artist studios. Diffuse lighting, custom modular furniture on wheels, and walls clad in top-to-bottom whiteboards make it easy to pin up work and talk it all through with colleagues.
A quieter area can be found within The Stacks on floor six. It features a custom hot-pink table with cut-outs along the edges, designed to support focused work by fostering the feeling of being together without distraction.
The pinnacle space rests in a hidden corner of floor seven: dubbed “5 p.m.,” it draws on the private, exclusive qualities of a speakeasy, with visitors entering via a false phone booth.
Photo credits: Zach Sorensen
ACCOUNT DIRECTOR: Ed Hall
DESIGN DIRECTOR: Kali Lewis
TEAM LEAD: Niharika Hablani
SENIOR DESIGN COORDINATOR: Krisada Surichamorn
SENIOR DESIGNERS: Jamel Williams, Mariam Mollaghaffari
SENIOR STRATEGIST: Chidera Ufondu
PROJECT DESIGNERS: Lexi Beal, Andrea Hseih
DESIGNER: Katie Ubben
PROJECT MANAGER, SPMD (SIGNAGE AND ENVIRONMENTAL GRAPHICS): Kelly Newton
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, WESTERN OFFICE (FURNITURE): Pamela Saxton
DESIGN PROJECT MANAGER, WESTERN OFFICE (FURNITURE): Janie Robertson
PE, LEED AP, CPD MECHANICAL | PLUMBING | FIRE PROTECTION ENGINEER, ALFATECH (MEP ENGINEERS): Mengyang Wu
MANAGING PARTNER, ALFATECH (MEP ENGINEERS): Diarmuid Hartley
PROJECT MANAGER, ENVIRONMENTAL CONTRACTING CORPORATION (GENERAL CONTRACTOR): William Tri
DIRECTOR PROJECT AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES,
CRESA (PROJECT MANAGER): Athena Abrol