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Qualcomm AO Building

FPBA designed a full interior renovation in this six-story building for Human Resources and Information Technology group’s new workspace environments.

The design team was challenged with implementing the first open office floor plans for Qualcomm in San Diego with an open ceiling utilizing floating soffits. The building had only 12’-6” floor to floor heights, so installation of new heat pumps, power and lighting above and around these soffits required intense coordination from the entire team.

The walls surrounding an existing convenience stair between the third and fifth floor were removed to provide an open and inviting connection between collaboration/break rooms on three floors. The sixth floor Candidate Care Center was outfitted with lounge seating and interactive product displays to engage interview candidates with the Qualcomm culture.



San Diego, CA

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Team Members

Andy Darragh