ESI Design and eBay Win AV Project of the Year for Main St. Corporate Campus

Posted February 6, 2018

We’re excited to announce that ESI Design’s work at Main Street, an immersive, interactive hub on eBay’s Silicon Valley corporate campus has won 2017 Corporate Project of the Year at the AV Awards in London. Now in its 19th year, the AV Awards were established to recognize and reward excellence across the audio-visual industry.

Emily Webster accepts AV Award for Corporate Campus Project of the Year.
From left to right: Host Gyles Brandreth, Darrell Oon from eBay, Emily Webster from ESI Design, Iain Campbell from Midwich.

ESI Design at eBay HQ: The Corporate Project of the Year Winner

ESI Design worked with at eBay to create Main Street, a “new front door” and immersive, interactive hub and welcome center for the company. After their split from PayPal, eBay wanted a brand-new space that enabled people to “walk into their brand.”

eBay Main Street Corporate Campus

At Main Street, eBay’s employees and visitors are immersed in the company’s vast community of users and the enormous volume of products sold through its system every day. The new building brings the scale of eBay’s platform to life through large-scale, interactive displays, dynamic media installations, and more.

The centerpiece of the entry to Main Street is a 15-foot touchscreen wall where employees and visitors can tap icons representing cars, shoes, handbags, and other goods, then see how many items are being sold in that category in real time.

Deploying the same design philosophy that ESI Design has used to create experiences for cultural institutions, museums, and other public spaces for almost four decades, the design team drew upon its expertise in a variety of disciplines, including interactive software, visual media, technical systems and physical environment design, to conceive and create the Main Street corporate campus.

Take a walk through Main Street

See more of eBay Main Street

Our work at eBay Main Street was featured as part of the Fast Company Innovation Festival! Two ESI senior designers talked about the process, from idea to implementation. Here’s a recap.

Read more about our work on the San Jose corporate campus.

Olivia El-Sadr Davis

Olivia is a former member of ESI Design’s Marketing and Business Development Team, blogging about the latest happenings at ESI and beyond.

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