Yelp is a multinational corporation headquartered in San Francisco, California, that operates an “online urban guide” and business review site. Yelp was founded by Jeremy Stoppelman and Russel Simmons in 2004. The company’s Yelp website began as an email service for exchanging local business recommendations, and later introduced social networking features, discounts, and mobile applications. Studio O+A developed the company’s headquarters in San Francisco, featuring a 13-floor urban campus spaning 106,000 square feet. The space is located in a Financial District high-rise, and is aimed at creating a neighbourhood feel for a company that is expanding quickly.
Echoing this nod to the past, is the placement throughout Yelp’s entire campus of finely-crafted doors reclaimed from offices that originally occupied the site. Many of these doors include fluted or frosted glass panels and door-knobs from another era.