Prologis, then known as AMB Property Corporation, moved to 505 Montgomery Street in the heart of San Francisco’s Financial District. This traditional office space, originally law offices for Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison LLP, consisted of a central core with a ring of private offices around the perimeter. Most senior staff had their own office. Despite this traditional layout, the company went to great lengths to celebrate its and its employees’ accomplishments. In the lobby, for example, video screens included anniversaries, birthdays, and much more. Spatial limitations were an impediment to the type of collaborative culture that characterized the company. Furthermore, as the workforce grew and the company’s business expanded, it became clear that different headquarters and a new approach to office space would be needed as the millennium approached.
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