Workspace has a complicated identity here in the land of tech giants, with their sprawling offices that make room for arcade games and napping couches. Stiflingly bland cube farms also abound here—and sometimes at those same offices. In either case, though, these workplaces are far more likely to have a foosball table than a fine art collection (unless it’s in the CEO’s office). And even fewer offices hold art openings.

This week, a reception marks the 20th anniversary of gallery exhibitions at Artik Art & Architecture, a San Jose-based firm. Unique in their approach to institutional architecture, Artik strives to bring art and architecture together within the context of the community—and the firm’s office, from its angular modern interiors to its rotating art exhibits, reflects that philosophy, as well.

Generally speaking, you don’t find a lot of architects that bridge the form and function of architecture with the free expression of art. Bill Gould, Artik’s founder, is an exception. In his architectural work Gould brings a unique touch to buildings, injecting his own aesthetics into appendages such as fences, gates—not only in their design, but their fabrication. In fact, Gould maintains a metal shop adjoining Artik’s offices. The firm’s adherence to this vision is evident in the numerous institutions in the area featuring Gould’s distinctive work—among them, Cupertino and San Jose high schools.

Gould has also been showing other artists’ work in the Artik Gallery for 20 years, typically buying a piece from each show for his own collection. Once a year, he opens up the office for a one-night-only reception and art party. The gallery this year is showing 90 different artists. Local artist Kathryn Funk has curated Artik’s gallery for more than a decade.

One of the artists featured in the show, Glen Rogers, worked with Gould 10 years ago at another architectural firm, before moving to Mexico. Other notable contributors to the collection include Tony May and David Middlebrook, both former San Jose State University professors. Whereas May approaches his art with a precision and meticulousness that still always leaves room for a hint of irony, Middlebrook’s work explores the limits of artistic mediums, masking bronze or stone as wood, deliberately deceiving the viewer.

Other notable artists in the collection include Katherine Levin Lau, Jessica Eastburn, Wesley T. Wright and Una Mjurka.

The reception features food and drink, plus live music from the Jimmy Dewrance Blues Band and Unanimous.