City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services

Portland, OR

In 2009, Our firm was retained by the City of Portland to provide tenant planning, space planning and furniture specification for this 8,500 sf, 48-occupant office space in the Pioneer Tower Building in downtown Portland. Interiors were developed as high performance workspaces with an emphasis on open, flexible, well lit and well-functioning offices. Standard workstation square footage was reduced while improving the function, storage and user-adjustability. Architectural finishes and furnishings were selected for their sustainable attributes, and multi-use spaces were developed for a variety of informal opportunities to meet, gather and work. This office project is featured as a case study on the Herman Miller website.

This tenant space was upgraded with sustainable materials to meet the City of Portland’s G-Rated Tenant Improvement Guide. Architectural changes included the demolition of a number of private offices, and reuse of large plate glass relites in renovated areas. Existing workspace standards were updated to lower the height of the movable panels in order for natural light to be enjoyed by all occupants. In the former reception area, a screen divider was designed and built with recycled materials to allow informal meeting areas in the new multi-functional space. All new furniture is GreenGuard certified.