THE BASKETBALL AND DINING COURTYARD
This multi-use courtyard is the largest of the three courts designed by SSA. The space is designed to serve many roles. Half of the courtyard is home to a new full size, multi-use basketball/volleyball court with a special sound dampening playing surface which allow eBay employees to play league games without disturbing neighboring office spaces. The other half of the courtyard provides outdoor dining where employees may choose to rest in the sun beside one of the custom fountains, lounge on an adirondack chair made of reclaimed materials or gather around group tables under the custom shade canopy. New lighting and an outdoor sound system help to transform the courtyard into an evening event space where large groups of guests are seated under the basketball court shade canopy to listen to guest speakers. Large buffet tables are assembled under the dining court shade canopy for food and beverages.
A memorial plaza designed to honor a valued employee is used for peaceful lunches and intimate, informal meetings under the large Pear trees and around the dedicated Hebeler fountain.
THE GAMING COURTYARD
A highly active courtyard designed to allow employees to ‘play’ during their breaks. This small space contains a synthetic turf bocce ball court and lawn area for team building activities, a permanent video screen and data ports for gaming, an outdoor sound system that plays background music during the day, a custom shade canopy over an oval gaming area of billiards, fooseball, and ping pong and a barbecue area to be used during eBay events.