Literary Arts

Location:Portland, OR

Status:Completed 2008

This respected non-profit sought to establish its own identity within the chic chaos of Portland's Weiden + Kennedy building while respecting the architecture of its surroundings.

Identity signage and an entry gallery provide a dramatic way-finding sequence to a formerly out-of-the-way reception area. A light touch was employed, tasking each element with multiple uses: a back-lit steel portrait ribbon illuminates a once dank corridor and a custom cherry and walnut bookcase anchors the office area in the comfort of a favorite library while illustrating the organization's distinct literary programs.

This project designed by Dave when he was a principal with Architecture Office, LLC in Portland, Oregon.