Portland Technology Company Sightbox Unveils New Office Expansion

Portland Technology Company Sightbox Unveils New Office Expansion

In response to its rapid growth, Sightbox, a Portland-based technology company that offers its members a new way to experience vision care, recently embarked on an expansion and remodel of its current office space in downtown Portland. Doubling its square-footage, two Portland workplace strategy and design firms, ctrl+shift+space and Studio 7 Design, collaborated to infuse Sightbox’s culture into the 25,000 square-foot project, while also ensuring the company operated successfully throughout construction and installation.

PBJ Guest Column: Put Humans First When Creating Workplaces That Work

PBJ Guest Column: Put Humans First When Creating Workplaces That Work

Human-centered employers understand that behind every great company, product, service and tool are great employees. Therefore, they work toward keeping their most valuable assets — their people — motivated, engaged and happy. While the environments in which we work are just one piece of the workplace culture conundrum, they represent a pretty large piece of the puzzle.

The Future of Workplace Innovation

The Future of Workplace Innovation

There’s a direct link between office design and business performance. The right type of workplace is a company’s foundation for a high-performing workforce and more effective, happy and creative employees.

A How-To Design Strategy Guide for Keeping Interiors Engaging

A How-To Design Strategy Guide for Keeping Interiors Engaging

In recent news, Employee Engagement is a topic difficult to avoid. This article focuses on 5 important workplace strategy considerations to keep at top of mind when transforming an office into one that engages - and inspires - people.
 

Converting some office space to conference rooms

Converting some office space to conference rooms

Newsflash: The “open office” layout is not a millennial concept. It’s actually been around for decades. Almost as long as the backlash against open office spaces.

Keeping Interiors Sustainable: K.I.S.S.E.S. Part 2

Keeping Interiors Sustainable: K.I.S.S.E.S. Part 2

Delving into the vast topic of Sustainability, this post focuses on how the term relates to and deeply affects workplace elements both physical and psychological in nature; plus identifies several ways to incorporate these ideas into the office environment. 

Keeping Interiors Significant, Sustainable, Engaging & Simple

Keeping Interiors Significant, Sustainable, Engaging & Simple

Over the course of a four part mini-series of posts, we’ll share with you an easy (albeit somewhat cheesy!) acronym as a tool for Keeping Interiors Significant, Sustainable, Engaging & Simple (K.I.S.S.E.S.)

Most Likely to Turn Green

Most Likely to Turn Green

Indoor plants are underrated! If thoughtfully curated and planned, the use of potted hanging or free-standing plants can not only add texture and bring life to interiors, but they can also be used to delineate space and provide that much needed human connection to nature.