Stoel Rives — Portland, OR
Solid Douglas Fir with Clear Finish, Solid Reclaimed Douglas Fir with Clear Finish
The 30-story Park Avenue West Tower in downtown Portland, Ore., houses the office of Stoel Rives, a high-profile West coast law firm. The office features 9,489 sq.ft. of Douglas fir ceilings.
“Our client requested a timeless modern design,” says Michael O’Mara, AIA, LEED AP BD+C of ZGF Architects, LLP, Portland.
The coffered ceiling in the reception area was “designed in a fresh way looking to the future,” the architect says. The ceiling uses 3-foot by 3-foot box beams. The beams interact dimensionally with the millwork from floor to ceiling. They line up perfectly with the window mullions and glass panel dividers along the lobby staircase.
The ceilings in the private offices on floors 24 to 28 of the high rise differed from that of the public area. They use tongue & groove Douglas fir planks.
The break room features a reclaimed Douglas fir ceiling. Sourced from local farm structures, the reclaimed wood added a rustic touch to the refined office. O’Mara says they contributed points toward LEED® Platinum certification.
A textured, solid linear wood surface makes a bold statement using wider grooves.
ZGF Architects, Portland, Oregon
Anning-Johnson, Portland, Oregon
2018 CISCA Award of Excellence (West Region/Office)