We imagine, create and deliver work spaces that increase productivity and employee morale.

We don't just fill spaces with pretty stuff. We're into creating human-centric, functional work environments that boost performance, comfort and engagement.

It's the experience and end-results that matter to our clients, and to us. 

Oh, and because we don't believe in one-size-fits-all solutions, we tailor each and every project to match timelines and budgets of all shapes and sizes. 


How We Tune Up Your work place

 Diagnostics Cntrl Shft Space


You want to CONTROL major investments, so we start by identifying needs, then make a plan and forecast a budget to plot the best course of action.

 Solutions Cntrl Shft Space


To SHIFT your workplace experience, we develop relevant and intentional space layouts and procure the most suitable furniture to benefit the end users, while saving your business money. 

 Deliverables Cntrl Shft Space


You already have a demanding job and a life outside of work to lead, so we guide you through the process, protect your time, and turn SPACE into a place you're proud to own!

Want to learn more? Check out our full process here.

Our Clients Love Us

“ I highly recommend working with Allyson and ctrl+shift+space if you’re planning an office move. She smoothly and successfully manages office build-outs and set-ups and we can’t imagine not having had her help and expertise in this process. It is worth the investment in consultation services based on the resources and time saved with Allyson as your design consultant and project lead.”
— Landry Molimbi, Director of Sales, Americas, NKT Photonics

Read more testimonials here.

See our client case studies.

Founder & Principal

  ALLYSON STROWBRIDGE   Founder & Principal


Founder & Principal

After spending many years in branding and marketing, plus facilities and office management, Allyson realized her calling was to make a difference in people's everyday lives through improving work environments. From that point forward her professional path took a turn into the world of commercial furniture and interiors. Eventually, it became crystal clear to Allyson that there was a need to create an improved experience for people and businesses going through workplace transitions. So she built ctrl+shift+space with the goal of adding a human-centered touch to the process of changing office environments. Allyson is also a Certified Change Management Professional (CCMP), and is passionate about guiding people and businesses through successful and positive workplace transitions of all shapes and sizes.

In addition to her day job as Owner/Principal of ctrl+shift+space, in 2017, Allyson founded Pollinator, which is an experiential workplace that pop-ups up annually during the Design Week Festival held each April in Portland, OR. Pollinator's mission is to foster education and awareness as to the significance of human-centric work environments, through the cross-pollination of concepts, communities and cultures. Additionally, Allyson leads Portland's local hub of Workplace Evolutionaries, which is a community of IFMA (International Facility Management Association) whose focus is on all things related to the future of work. She is also a long-time member of  CREW (Commercial Real Estate for Women), serves on several CREW Committees and regularly speaks at various local and regional engagements.  

Together with her husband Adam, an accomplished wood-worker and boat-builder, and their two boys, Arlo and Ansel, Allyson and her family enjoy traveling, camping, hiking and sailing their boat, Simple Green, any chance they get!

Read more about the vision and mission behind ctrl+shift+space here.



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