The new home for Instrument, a digital creative agency, spans three floors of the East Building, part of N. Portland’s One North commercial development. The office’s design supports the agency’s collaborative and fluid creative process with an open studio environment and central atrium space. The atrium acts as the internal courtyard connecting the three levels of office space, and encourages community building and spontaneous interaction.
Instrument’s team structure and design process informed the interior layout, with special attention paid to the dynamic office culture. The client desired an environment where people can move seamlessly between solo and collaborative work. A wide variety of spaces support a diverse range of working styles: large stand-up tables and lounge areas let groups break away from their desks; bar seating and cubbies give individuals places to focus; and enclosed meeting rooms are designed for group video conferencing and whiteboarding.