When the rapidly-growing online automotive research and shopping web startup CarGurus faced a space crunch, the company turned to SGA to help design their new home. CarGurus was looking for a place that would enable them to attract and retain young talent, house a rapidly growing workforce, balance the needs of the sales and technical departments and capture the company’s distinctive brand.
The new CarGurus space is populated with open, modern workstations with minimalistic benching setups and height-adjustable monitors for employees; mobile whiteboards were brought in to boost brainstorming and meeting sessions. The new space includes a large café / gathering space, a variety of conferencing spaces and small phone rooms and a game room.
To capture the mixture of technology and automotive nostalgia that CarGurus desired, SGA’s branded environments and interior design teams developed several custom features for the space, including a curated display of seven classic hubcaps and a feature license plate wall built with over 300 different plates from around the country. Facing an accelerated move-in schedule, SGA worked with CarGurus and broker CBRE to help get the new space up and running. The entire process was completed in a little over a year.
Photography: Robert Benson