Columbia Gorge Title Company
A repeat client asked Surround Architecture to design a tenant improvement for his Title Company on the first floor of the National Historic Registered Carousel Building in downtown Hood River, OR.
As Project Architect I took design cues from images of the 19th century bank that originally occupied the space and the client’s heritage in the logging industry. The result is an office space that speaks of the housing industry, the Columbia Gorge vernacular architecture, and just plain awesomeness.
An extremely simple palette of recycled 2×4’s, low VOC and high recycled content carpet tiles, energy efficient lighting, custom glazed sliding ‘barn’ doors, custom furniture, and vinegar stained plywood, were used to build out the T.I.
The project was awarded the IIDA Oregon Honor for Interior Commercial space in 2008.
Location: Hood River, Oregon, Completed Summer 2008 (while with Surround Architecture)
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