OEG Offices – Portland

  • Client OEG,
  • size 32,000 sqft
  • Year 2019
  • Location Portland, Oregon, United States,
  • Industry Construction / Engineering,
  • SUM Design Studio + architecture has completed the office design for OEG, an electrical contracting company, located in Portland, Oregon.

    OEG, founded in 1947, is one of the largest electrical contracting companies in the Northwest, specializing in mission-critical, health care, commercial, high tech, industrial and institutional markets.

    As they continue to grow, more office space was required forcing the decision to move to a larger building. Their new space, a standalone, 32,000 square foot building, was slightly larger than their existing space, requiring thoughtful design to house more employees.

    SUM Design Studio + architecture designed a modern open office that still retained some of the privacy of the traditional private office layout while providing workstations with direct views of windows, views of Portland’s West Hills, and access to sunlight. SUM also designed the new space so that every separate department had a collaborative space in the open office areas, including multiple conference rooms of varying sizes needed on each floor.

    Aesthetically, the client wanted an industrial space but wasn’t willing to sacrifice office comforts and acoustics. SUM exposed the existing industrial building as much as possible while providing acoustical solutions while respecting the needs of a multi-disciplinary office.

    Using primarily birch, concrete, glass, and steel, with the use of felt acoustical treatments and solid surface casework, SUM successfully completed the job in June 2019.

    Design: SUM Design Studio + architecture
    Contractors: Pacific Crest Structures, Inc.
    Photography: Josh Partee