Reception & Ceremony
October 4, 2018
The US Grant

Interior Design

WD-40 Company Headquarters

WD-40 was invented in San Diego about 65 years ago. Although the company has expanded into a wide variety of brands, the iconic WD-40 multi-use product remains their flagship product, and their headquarters remain in San Diego. Last year they moved into a new location to consolidate multiple office buildings. The result successfully reflects the six core values embedded in their rich culture, as well as their local origins and history, their international presence, and the markets they serve.

The unique architectural details of the new WD-40 headquarters creatively express the everyday nature of the company. Through imaginative uses, local artisans incorporated commonplace items into the design of the office.¬†Examples include a license plate wall in the “garage” multi-purpose room, a collection of industrial-style light bulbs over the eat-in island in the “living room” coffee break area, and a double-pitch, corrugated-metal roof in the “outback” break room. The results are fantastic and the employees love their new space!

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  • Project Address:

    9715 Businesspark Ave., San Diego CA 92131

    Project Owner/Developer:

    WD-40 Company

    Owner Contact Name/Email:

    Wendy Kelley

    Project Architect/Designer:

    ID Studios, Inc.


  • Maegen

    Love that break room!

  • David Marshall

    Cool interior. Too bad they can’t also remodel the exterior.

  • Lila Hayes Zubik

    Wow, what a fun office! Looks like it would be a great place to work!

  • Mary Ford

    Great design!! I love all of the textures!

  • Debra

    Love the “Outback” look in the break room!

  • Henry

    I like the raw industrial look that starts right at the front desk.

  • Sophia Dizon

    Cool, fun and unique design! Love it!

  • Kelsey

    Love that living area with stacked wood!

  • Mesha Griffith

    It looks magnificent! Love the attention to details and how unique it looks. True talent.

  • Kassandra Becerril

    Love everything about the design!

  • Lesley

    Great exhibition of WD-40’s brand! Wow!

  • Jen

    What a fun playful yet sophisticated interior. I love the industrial design and attention to detail. Great Job!

  • Mary Ford

    Love it!

  • Mary Ford

    There are so many unique design elements in this space- you really get a glimpse into WD-40s company culture!

  • Lindsey

    This would be an awesome office to work in! Really brings the company culture to a functional industrial design.

  • Alison Perkins

    I love the use of graphics and unique design elements. Way to go ID Studios!

  • Jeni Champion

    So honored to have been a part of this project! It turned out AMAZING! GO TEAM!

  • Jeni Champion

    So honored to have been a part of this AMAZING project! GO TEAM!

  • Nicole S

    Fabulous space for fabulous people!

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