219 Design’s San Francisco office has moved! We’re now at 509 6th Street, just a few blocks away from our old space. As our mechanical engineering team grew, we changed offices to gain much-needed workspace. Our projects were literally stacking up.
In addition to more desk space, the new location offers the floor space we needed to upgrade our in-house machine shop and equipment. Soon after moving, 219 Design brought in a Harrison lathe and Bridgeport mill. Workhorse machines such as these have been proven to churn out reliable parts with tight tolerances and nothing can beat the speed of making a custom metal piece right downstairs.
We will miss our neighbors at 63 Bluxome Street such as Sydney, the artist, and her wall-sized painting of mosquitos as well as the aptly named Local Brewing Co. that would send us hoppy scents. However, we will remain in the SOMA neighborhood, which is full of artisans, industry, and innovation. Our new office is still a quick scooter ride from our friends at Fictiv. We are also within a few blocks of related companies, such as Astro, Branch, Box Clever, and Bolt.
The additional space at the new SF office also comes at a good time. Dan Santos, a founding partner, has returned to 219 Design’s SF location after about 5 years in New York. The additions do not stop there. We have a new Senior Electrical Engineer joining our team in San Francisco, and 219 is hiring C++ software engineers in San Francisco, Mountain View, and Raleigh.