To ensure you love Sphere as much as we do, we’ve created a few House Agreements.
Kindness always. Please treat other members, visitors, and staff as you would like to be treated. Our ability to collectively thrive depends on how we interact with one another.
Welcoming to all.
We believe that a diverse community made up of people from different races, ethnicities, genders, professions, and incomes is enriching and beneficial to all. We value the voices and experiences of women and want to co-create this space with you for everyone. Please help us make Sphere a space that is welcoming, by committing to learning about our differences and commonalities, and approaching one another with open eyes and arms.
Please check in with the front desk each time you visit Sphere.
Private Office members will be given a fob which allows them to have 24/7/365 access to Sphere. House and Fitness members have access to Sphere during normal business hours: 8:30 AM–5:30 PM Monday to Friday.
Please be respectful of the various working styles of our members. To create an environment that accommodates all of our different needs, please:
Use headphones instead of your in-phone speaker in shared spaces
Please turn your phone to vibrate mode so others don’t hear your text notifications or rings
Hop into a phone booth or unreserved conference room when making or taking a call
Do not disturb members wearing headphones or a “Silent Bead” necklace–this is a visual cue that they are not available for conversation
Use the coworking space that fits your energy and needs, and feel free to change it up each day
We offer two separate coworking spaces—The Café and Study, to meet the different needs of members. The Café is like a coffee shop. You’re welcome to have quiet conversations here as you work, or enjoy lunch with friends and colleagues. The Study is our quiet, no talking area reserved for those members who need silence for their work.
We want Sphere to feel like a blend of your home and office. One way we do that is by offering slipper-socks. Grab a pair from reception and make yourself comfortable for a day of work. At the end of the day, just drop off your pair in the hamper by the front desk.
You are welcome to invite guests to Sphere for short meetings of up to two hours. Your guests should feel free to enjoy water, coffee, tea, and snacks. You must be present when your guest checks in and during their entire stay at Sphere. We ask that you don’t have the same guest for more than two days per month. If you want the same guest to join you more frequently, they must purchase a Guest Pass ($45/day). You are responsible for your guests’ compliance with all House Agreements and Membership Terms & Conditions.
Internet and WiFi access.
We provide hi-speed fiber WiFi to all Sphere members and their guests. To ensure the highest quality bandwidth for everyone, please reasonably limit VOIP over Wifi calls (Google Hangouts, Zoom, etc) and streaming. Please see the front desk for internet passwords and connection assistance.
All Sphere Memberships include a monthly allotment of conference room booking credits. Conference room bookings cost 1 credit per hour. Additional credits can be purchase for $25/credit. If you run out of credits, you may continue booking conference room space and we’ll simply add the associated fees to your next invoice. To see the availability, types of conference rooms and to make a booking, login to your Sphere Profile Page. If you wish to cancel a booking, you can do so up to one hour prior to your reservation. Please be respectful to those after you by limiting your time to what was scheduled and leaving the space tidy.
The printer/copier/scanner is available for your complimentary use. Please keep printing use to a reasonable limit so that we can continue to offer printing as a free amenity to all members. If you have high-volume printing needs, please see the front desk so that we may assist you with a printing package or refer you to a local print shop.
Love it like your own.
We want you to have as much pride as we do in maintaining a clean and inviting space. Please care for the space and all that is in it as you would your own. Let us know when something needs our attention, fixing or improving.
We’ve designed the Sphere kitchen to feel like home. Please make use of all our amenities (microwave, refrigerators, coffee maker) while being mindful that they are communal. Please help us in keeping it clean by putting your dishes, cups, and silverware in the dishwasher and keeping the counter clean; and of course, let the front desk know if anything needs attention.
We offer three fitness classes daily. You can sign up for classes at www.atmysphere.com/fitness. The fitness studio is available for your personal use whenever a class is not in session. Please enjoy using all the equipment, Peloton bike, Peloton Tread, and on-demand classes. If you’re new to Peloton, we’d love to help you get started. To set up a quick 10 minute tutorial, email us firstname.lastname@example.org. Please leave the studio tidy for the next member by putting away all of your equipment and wiping down all machines/equipment used during your session.
The Sphere Member Directory is our online tool for members to connect with one another. Feel free to post business questions and needs, ask how-to questions or request recommendations for goods or services. Please be thoughtful in the way you use this platform to ensure the Member Directory is a supportive and collaborative communication tool for everyone.
No smoking or vaping of any kind is permitted anywhere in our building.
We love fur-babies as much as you do, but our lease does not allow pets in our space so please leave them at home. Of course, you are welcome to bring your service dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability.
Please be mindful of sustainability and reduce, reuse & recycle as much as possible. We have appropriate compost, recycling, and trash containers throughout Sphere. We value our space and the environment.
The Sphere House Agreements are supplemental to the Membership Term & Conditions. House Agreements may be revised from time to time.
Thank you for your cooperation and contribution. We’re delighted to have you join the Sphere family. We can’t wait to see what you bring to the community.
Questions or concerns about these House Agreements or any other aspect of Sphere: email@example.com
Tours and general info: firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 995-6145