Crystal Sincoff   Manager of Workplace Experience, Diversity & Inclusion  ZAPPROVED

Crystal Sincoff

Manager of Workplace Experience, Diversity & Inclusion


" This was my first time managing this type of project, so having someone who knew what to expect helped keep us on track. They understood the process and were in my corner for design decisions, which was very helpful. Allyson's connections and knowledge with furniture was instrumental in the look of our office. Generally, ctrl+shift+space went out of their way to help make our project a success, one that was on time and on budget. Thanks so much for bringing your connections, creative spirit, and people know-how into our space! We couldn't have done it without ctrl+shift+space!"

project profile


Location: Downtown Portland, OR |  Square Feet: 19,000 |   Industry: Tech/Software |  Number of Employees: 100


Workplace Strategy, Change Management, Project Management, Interior Design, FF&E Procurement + Logistics


At the onset of this project, five areas were identified as needing most improvements. Three were selected as top priority: 1) address restroom limitations; 2) accommodate scaling and fast growth; 3) improve break-room facilities; and two were given secondary priority: 4) expand options and optimize meeting and collaboration areas; 5) create a more functional bike room.


The challenge with this project was three-fold: 1) Maintain a strict TI/construction/furniture budget; 2) Develop space-planning, furnishings and acoustics solutions to provide employees with flexibility, mobility & choice to accommodate their needs at work, both today and into the future; 3) To build and outfit the occupied suite, while also keeping distraction low and productivity high. 


The outcome had many facets of improvements, with the following being the main 'wins': 1) a more user-friendly and contemporary break room; 2) two new gender-neutral restrooms; 3) controlled acoustics and space delineation solutions to reduce distraction in the new 'open office' area; 4) flexible, height-adjustable desk & beam system to address ergonomics and density needs for a fast-growing team.


Property Management: Unico Properties  |  Architect: GBD  |  General Contractor: Russell Construction  |  Furniture/Accessories: Hyphn & ctrl+shift+space







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