Underground Elephant

Collaboration and Creativity

Our new headquarters, located in the heart of East Village, is a space that lends itself to our open and collaborative culture. Complete with an indoor schoolhouse, five century-old olive trees, and an in-house Ballast Point hosted bar, the space inspires creativity, leadership, and innovation. Our ground floor location enables us to immerse ourselves in the community and everything it has to offer, including countless restaurants, cafés, and of course Petco Park.

Watering Hole

The UE Watering Hole is a place where employees come together to collaborate, innovate, or relax at the end of the day with a pint of hosted Ballast Point beer. The area is centered around a communal tractor table, created from a salvaged California excavator tread. This space is our lunch spot by day, and as happy hour rolls around it turns into the spot to grab a cold one.

Bunker

The Bunker is our most “underground” space, with a Speakeasy vibe and reclusive location. Hidden below a set of retractable stairs, this room functions as a meeting space or private party room for up to 30 people.

Art at Underground Elephant

Neil Shigley

Neil Shigley is a San Diego artist, painter, printmaker and educator. He studied painting and printmaking at San Diego State University before attending Pasadena’s Art Center College of Design on a full scholarship. He graduated with honors earning the honor of being the first commencement speaker in the school’s history. He moved to New York City and while pursing fine art, he worked as an award-winning free-lance illustrator for a variety of clients including many Fortune 500 companies. Much of his fine art has focused on the human condition and the human figure. His most recent work consists of large-scale portraits of homeless people near his studio in San Diego. His work has been exhibited internationally. Along with his fine art, he currently teaches art at San Diego State University. Check out his website: neilshigley.com.

David Pena

David Peña is an artist based out of San Diego, CA and Tijuana, MX. He graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a BA in Art and a concentration in Illustration. He founded OUT HERE where he collaborates with his brother Daniel Peña to host art events including group exhibitions, murals and workshops. Curating these events has allowed him to build meaningful community between artists working within the San Diego and Tijuana border regions. His projects have been featured in national and international media such as Picnic, Computer Arts and Juxtapoz.

More Than an Office

The Wellman-Peck Building, commonly known as the T.R. Produce Warehouse, was built in 1933 and designed by Julius Kraft and Sons. The one and a half story industrial building has an exposed brick exterior that expresses the structural bays and the its interior functions. The building was in a study and identified as one of 38 structures to be evaluated by the Historical Resources Board (HRB) as part of the implementation of the Ballpark and Ancillary Development projects. The building was designated by the HRB in May 1999 as Historical Landmark #382.

Recent Posts & Press

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Stacy Mendes VP of Culture
This office is a result of 3 years of meticulous planning and the incredible talents of Basille studios. The goal was to give employees the ability to work collaboratively in an environment that is fun and inspiring. We see now that employees are working harder, longer hours because they genuinely enjoy their surroundings. We have noticed a significant bump in productivity since our move to J Street and we look forward to tracking the continued success in our new office.