This past week I was out at Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference in San Francisco. Due to some fantastic circumstances, I was able to go on a tour of Pixar Animation Studios. It’s not open to the public, I was lucky enough to be invited by an employee I know for a tour. All I can show you here are some photos I was able to take of the reception lobby. Everywhere else in the building is covered under a non-disclosure agreement, so no photography.
The lobby is truly awesome. On the left is the cafeteria, on the right are the company store, the mailroom, the playroom and a kitchen. The building was designed by Steve Jobs and is setup to make “chance encounters” happen between people from different departments. It’s an incredible working environment. I wish I could show you what I saw once we went upstairs, but I’d hate to get myself and my employee friend in trouble. If you ever get the chance to tour the Pixar Studio, do it!
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That’s so Amazing! The lobbly reminds me of the work lobby from Monsters Inc for some reason. I’d really love to visit Pixar. I’m going to San Francisco on a short 1 week trip on Tuesday, maybe I’ll have to wrangle myself a friend that works there to show me around Hook a brother up? haha. Did you see anything else in San Fran other than the usual Tourist trap type things that you’d recommend?
-your new Australian reader, George.