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Gusto Moves Into Shoeless Open Office In Historic Pier 70

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    Gusto Moves Into Shoeless Open Office In Historic Pier 70
    Gusto's office at Historic Pier 70

    Gusto, an employee benefits company, has moved into its new 50K SF office at Historic Pier 70, which was redeveloped by Orton Development. The Gensler-designed office at 113 20th St. was built inside a former machine shop and features an open office floor plan, a 40-foot mural that employees painted and shoes are not allowed.

    Gusto employees were involved during each stage of the office build-out, and the company used virtual reality to provide a preview for current and future employees to tour before move in.

    Check out some key features in the slideshow.

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    Gusto Moves Into Shoeless Open Office In Historic Pier 70
    Inside Gusto's office at Historic Pier 70

    Employees, business partners and guests leave their shoes in cubbies before they enter the shoeless office.

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    Inside Gusto's Historic Pier 70 office

    The office includes a living wall provided by Emeryville-based Planted Design, also a Gusto customer. 

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    Gusto Moves Into Shoeless Open Office In Historic Pier 70
    Inside Gusto's Historic Pier 70 office

    Gusto kept the gantry cranes and driver cabs of the former Union Iron Works machine shop, which repaired ships as early as the 19th Century. 

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    Gusto Moves Into Shoeless Open Office In Historic Pier 70
    Inside Gusto's Historic Pier 70 office

    Gusto maintained the machine shop's original pipes, beams and roofing above its modern furnishings.

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    Gusto Moves Into Shoeless Open Office In Historic Pier 70
    Inside Gusto's Historic Pier 70 office

    Gusto's conference rooms are designed to look like shipping containers to pay homage to the building's history. 

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    Gusto Moves Into Shoeless Open Office In Historic Pier 70
    Inside Gusto's Historic Pier 70 office

    Conference room names are inspired by Gusto's more than 60,000 small business customers. 

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    Gusto Moves Into Shoeless Open Office In Historic Pier 70
    Inside Gusto's Historic Pier 70 office

    Communal spaces are scattered throughout the office to encourage spontaneous collaboration spaces or quiet places to work.

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    Gusto Moves Into Shoeless Open Office In Historic Pier 70
    Inside Gusto's Historic Pier 70 office

    Gusto's central space is refered to as the living room. Employees can work and relax on the couches and lounge chairs surrounding coffee tables. 

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    Gusto Moves Into Shoeless Open Office In Historic Pier 70
    Gusto co-founder and CEO Josh Reeves

    Gusto co-founder and CEO Josh Reeves paints part of the 40-foot long mural that decorates the office's all-hands space where the company hold meetings. The mural, which dozens of employees painted, showcases the different types of small businesses the company serves.