Kayak elected to move their main technology office from the suburbs back to the city to take advantage of young urban workers that live in the city most of whom do not own cars and had difficulty accessing an otherwise remote location. The two level technology office in Cambridge is designed to help recruit the best young programming & engineering talent in the area, while helping the company continue to grow and maintain it’s place as a leader in searchable travel technology. Continuing the company’s tradition of no enclosed offices, open workstations are surrounded, wrapped around, and intertwined with an array of meeting and small workspaces. Textured wood slat enclosed living rooms offer informal meeting areas, while variable sized glass meeting and conference rooms afford more privacy. Two large conference rooms join, complete with telescoping tables, to form a 30 person board room for larger meetings.
The central feature of the office is an expansive community space that contains a kitchen, café, and lounge that extends from the 6th floor down to the 5th floor through an open amphitheater. Often company wide meetings are held in this multipurpose venue, with each global office being broadcast on one of the monitors.
J. Calnan Associates
Lemessurier, WB Engineers, Koncerted, ERDL