Each month we’ll be sharing a new workplace design that we love. Use it as an inspiration for your own office as you gather ideas from cool office spaces around the world.
January’s design of the month – Silicon Valley Bank Offices in Portland, Oregon
The quick facts:
- Developed by Fennie+Mehl Architects
- Built in 2016
- 4,500 sqft
- Financial/Investments Industry
This space does not look or feel like you are in a bank at all, and that was the goal. It spans over the things they value most: excitement, trust, and collaboration. They truly brought this historical building to life, while revealing the brick and wood structures that had previously been painted over. Who would want to hide that?
Another cool thing about this space is the separation of the two floors. They strategically created an upstairs that is much more private and secure while the downstairs shows off that vibrant and open personality of the brand. We also love that they’ve chosen to display a painting from a local artist in their colors right outside of the office. It sets the tone right off the bat.
The subtle branding pieces throughout the office are just enough and eye-catching — especially the neon signs. Their reception area is extremely welcoming, the wall-mount displays throughout the space grab attention, and their game room is just awesome. They have a way of making the office open, yet private, with areas for every type of task and need. It’s not what you would expect, but once you’re in the space, you can see the culture clearly. This is truly a space that embodies company culture.
Features that stand out:
- Game room
- Large wall graphics
- Exposed brick
- Banquette seating
- Stone tile
- Glass walls
Have an office you’d like to see featured as Design of the Month? Let us know!