From the outside, the First National Bank Building in Portland, Oregon, seems an unlikely home for a 21st-century technology company. The neoclassical structure, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, dates to 1916. But inside, where 50 employees work for expense-report software company @expensify
, is a different story. Staffers are invited to operate from anywhere in the 17,300-square-foot space, aka a free-address workplace. Options range from lounge chairs and overstuffed ottomans to a custom hanging chaise longue. For @zgfarchitects
principal Alan Gerencer, the historic structure served as the canvas, providing a backdrop for clean, simple lines and modern materials that highlight its ornate detailing.