When DCI Engineers moved into the Pittock Block, they wanted an open, modern office with better organization and flow than their previous location and an entryway with an immediate, positive impact. Hennebery Eddy’s interior designers envisioned an all-glass conference room at the front of the space and a transparent entry, all of which is visible to visitors as they approach the office suite. Ergonomic workstations and open office spaces are organized along the perimeter, with transparent offices and breakout rooms along the interior wall, so that all staff members enjoy access to natural light and city views. Low, movable partitions allow for future flexibility in anticipation of company growth.
To create the desired modern industrial aesthetic in an historic office building, we uncovered concrete columns and removed the dropped ceiling, revealing the building structure and systems. Exposed galvanized equipment is complemented by a raw steel finish on light fixtures and select furniture pieces. Pops of color are strategically placed to highlight framing elements around enclosed spaces — a nod to the structural engineers — and in furniture and acoustic panels. Mindfully selected materials contribute to healthy indoor air quality and a small environmental footprint, including countertops and carpet certified by Greenguard and Cradle to Cradle and acoustic panels made from recycled plastic bottles.