Oracle Austin Art and Graphics

A global headquarters with a local flavor

We designed 250+ highly integrated experiential graphics and art installations for Oracle’s global headquarters in Austin. The collection celebrates the facility's Texas context, teaches new recruits about their new hometown, and provides intuitive visual landmarks to aid in orientation in one million square feet of space.

Working closely with the interiors team at STG Design, we handled theming and programming; content development and research; and design, documentation, procurement, art production, and fabrication management.

Services

  • Environmental Graphics
  • Interior Art and Exhibits

Project Team

  • STG Design
  • Content & Context

Seamless Integration

Thirty-four large break rooms offer employees spaces to socialize or work — each a uniquely themed experience that celebrates something special about the Lone Star State. For each break room, we developed a central graphic — many including lighting or interactive elements — with companion column or floor treatments, all integrated with millwork, lighting, and interior finishes by STG Design.

Content and context

Many installations are driven by content that's meant to delight, teach, and start conversations among employees. Interpretive plaques tell the story behind the art, connecting visuals to history and context.

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The recent expansion of our Waterfront Campus demonstrates a workplace reflective of our company culture and our brand. The building provides unique opportunities to learn about Texas culture and interact with fun, experiential installations designed to enhance the engagement of our employees, visitors, and customers.

Michelle Myer, Oracle’s VP of Americas Real Estate & Facilities

The Oracle voice

In public spaces, the Oracle brand steps forward. Back of house, we found more subtle ways to integrate the corporate palette and sensibility.

Going local

We commissioned more than forty artists to contribute to the project, almost all of whom call Texas home. Each expanded the eclectic nature of the collection.

Encouraging interaction

Many installations encourage employees to take a break from their screens to engage with one another in collaborative creative pursuits or competitive games, helping to build the personal relationships that can increase employee retention in this very competitive talent market.

Unique materials

We made thoughtful use of a wide range of unconventional materials — many of them upcycled — including a half mile of colorful Cat-6 cable, 21 vintage western paintings, 2,700 Matchbox cars, 3,800 guitar picks, 420 Topo Chico bottles, 8 interactive ferro-fluid lava lamps, 368 belt buckles, and hundreds of souvenir magnets from Texas cities.

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Moments of discovery and delight are found throughout Oracle's Waterfront campus, encouraging employees to connect with their environment and one other.

We work with Asterisk to blur the lines between interior design and graphics. This means literally removing some of the physical boundaries that typically define traditional art hung on a wall, but also blurring the division of responsibilities between the architectural and graphics teams. Their collaboration is remarkable.

Jim Susman | Principal | STG Design
Project Team: STG Design; Content & Context
Key Collaborators: BRIKS; Brave the Woods; Nathan Walker; Kenny Braun; Pop Chart; Becky Simpson; Brian Gossett; John Mata; Demois & Godeau; Taylor Krzeszowski; Gerardo Rodriguez; Lauri Johnston; Sarah Acevedo; James Perez; Samson Barboza; Emily Eisenhart; Savannah Solis; Jessica Fontenot; Jordan Swartz; Caitlin Alexander; Chris Rogge