Nine years after snowboarding enthusiast Rick Alden founded Skullcandy, the audio accessories maker reached an important milestone recently with the opening of its international office in Zurich, Switzerland. Designed by European architects Arthur de Chatelperron + Hugo Hélène at a cost of around $281,000, the new office is centrally located in Zurich’s Escher Wyss neighborhood. Designed to take advantage of the 18-foot high ceiling, an open office layout occupies 4,700 square-feet space of a building’s first floor. As a way to translate the feel of a tech start-up, which Skullcandy technically still is, workers can operate from any number of workstations available. This encourages collaborations and a collective sense of community. The few enclosed rooms in corrugated steel serve a multitude of functions from conference center to product showrooms. Finally, as with any tech start-ups, a ping-pong table on site as a way to relief stress.