Open office, with library acoustics
Martin is a global supplier of industrial power transmission systems and material handling solutions located in northeast Portland.
Originally built in the 1960s, the Martin building was outdated, and had issues with water and asbestos. Spacial limitations required the client to relocate to temporary office space while a complete gut and rebuild took place in the office.
The full design and renovation included removal of the drop ceiling to create a spacious open ceiling with suspended light fixtures. The new design created a unique marriage between the modern industrial brand of the client, and the fresh earthy Northwest influence of its location, while still creating a truly functional space of open and private offices as well as additional training and meeting areas.