MIARC Studio • Office: Design for More Than a Decade • Fall 2011
A sustainable tenant design in Portland, OR, which explored options for reduced waste and maximum flexibility in an industry (tenant improvement/replacement) with a high turnover of construction or renovation needs. The space was designed using materials that could withstand multiple tenants - in regards to both aesthetics and durability. By playing off the grid of the existing building, I developed a modular wall unit that created work pods within the space. The units could be employed to shape a variety of spaces (closed or open) for different tenants that move into the space or could be taken apart, moved and reused in another site by the original tenant. The unit eliminates the need for a majority of permanent walls and can be taken apart and recycled to create less waste.
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