Milliman’s new work space at 650 California, expands this growing actuarial firm’s workplace to 24,000 square feet over one and half floors. Having had no substantial changes to their office design in over 10 years, the challenge for BSA was to create a more dynamic and collaborative work environment while supporting the focused heads-down work that is the mainstay of the practice. Open office spaces have been moved to the window walls along side the private offices which brings in an abundance of natural light and views deep into the space. The “noisier” activities have been designed around the core and circulation spaces. The office’s main kitchen and break area lives at the heart of this space and serves a dual purpose as “Town Hall” for all-hands meetings and training. Collaboration areas are placed into nooks also along the core and a larger lounge area was created at the base of the communication stair.