Friday, July 22, 2011

Hopworks Construction Update

Work is moving along with the energy efficiency upgrades at Hopworks Urban Brewery. Siteworks is finishing preparation for the new chiller system to arrive at the beginning of August.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Siteworks Cargo Bike complete *UPDATE*

On Friday, July 22nd, Jean-Pierre introduced the newest member of the Siteworks family.
Welcome home......

Metrofiets is currently putting the finishing touches on our new cargo bike. Here is a sneak peek.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Framing up at Transitions P.C.

Construction continues to move along at the South Waterfront for the offices of Transitions Professional Center. The framing for the curved walls are going up as we speak, here is a sneak peak.

Construction underway at ISITE

Construction for ISITE Design's new headquarters building is underway. Here are a few shots of the space. Enjoy!

Looking South before skylights are cut in

Artwork discovery during demolition

Looking South after skylights are installed

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

ISITE project featured in DJC

Siteworks Design | Build was recently featured in the Daily Journal of Commerce for the remodel of the old L.A. Fitness building on NW 20th & NW Overton into the new headquarters for ISITE Design.

Siteworks: ISITE Design office space

ISITE Design office space

Rendering by Siteworks Design | Build
POSTED: Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at 09:07 AM PT
BY: Angela Webber
ISITE Design, a digital advertising agency, has operated out of buildings around Portland since 1997, but it decided a couple of years ago that it no longer wanted to rent commercial space.
“We’re not a law firm; we’re not a bank. The space we’re in needs to add the inspiration we give to our clients,” ISITE Chief Operating Officer Kevin Mackie said.

Rendering by Siteworks Design | Build
ISITE’s new offices, designed by Siteworks Design | Build, will be housed in a renovated warehouse and an addition formed out of a cargo container. The 18,000-square-foot space is designed for inspiration.
“These are people who are sucked into their computer screens eight to 10 hours a day,” said Siteworks designer Jean-Pierre Veillet. To “balance the equation,” Siteworks designed a soft space with wood finishes, and even a fireplace.
“We want something that’s a little rougher, warmer and unpredictable surrounding them so they remain at the top of their game,” Veillet said.
Siteworks will update the 63-year-old building’s HVAC systems and building envelope and bring more daylight into the space. At each desk in an open office area, ISITE workers will be able to adjust efficient LED lighting.
Though most of the ISITE team will be in an open office, there will be “phone booth” areas to accommodate private conversations, and conference and brainstorming rooms.
The goal is to have freedom of movement and collaboration, Mackie said. “We don’t want people to feel like they are tethered to a desk,” he said.
For the directors who work in private offices, Siteworks designed a scheme so that offices will not be identified by room numbers, but by animals and characters who may relate to that director’s personality.
The ex-warehouse at 2025 N.W. Overton St. also will create a connection to the community. The building, which most recently housed an L.A. Fitness gym, is missing street-level windows. But the renovation will add space for a café, a community bulletin board and a room that can be rented for community meetings and events.
Grummel Engineering was part of the design team. The Siteworks Design | Build team included: Andy Leritz, project coordinator; Mike Kwaskie, senior project manager; Ellen Cusick, designer; and David McLaughlin, modeler.
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