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October 27, 2016 View Original Article

Squarespace’s New Portland Office Is a Masterpiece of Interior Design

Elegant and spacious design meets comfort and practicality.

Elegant and spacious design meets comfort and practicality.

It doesn't get much more authentic (or secure) than this: Squarespace opted to keep the original vault doors from the building's days as the Oregon Bank.

It doesn't get much more authentic (or secure) than this: Squarespace opted to keep the original vault doors from the building's days as the Oregon Bank.

This open kitchen invites with natural light and stylishly sharp contrasts.

This open kitchen invites with natural light and stylishly sharp contrasts.

Employees can switch up their routines by choosing a spot at this shared standing desk.

Employees can switch up their routines by choosing a spot at this shared standing desk.

This potted plant wall serves to greenify the ultra-hip urban environment.

This potted plant wall serves to greenify the ultra-hip urban environment.

Squarespace employees can get their zen on in the quiet room, which is purposefully dimly lit in order to facilitate distraction-free focus.

Squarespace employees can get their zen on in the quiet room, which is purposefully dimly lit in order to facilitate distraction-free focus.

Aesthetes are welcome in this minimalist conference room with a simplistic design and reserved palette.

Aesthetes are welcome in this minimalist conference room with a simplistic design and reserved palette.

Cozy nooks like this are found in various pockets all over Squarespace's new offices.

Cozy nooks like this are found in various pockets all over Squarespace's new offices.

This modern first-floor dining area is the opposite of the typical characterless corporate cafeteria.

This modern first-floor dining area is the opposite of the typical characterless corporate cafeteria.

What was previously a bank vault is now a game room where employees can relax on plush bean bags.

What was previously a bank vault is now a game room where employees can relax on plush bean bags.

Cushy hotel lounge or bland cubicle walls? Luckily for the people at Squarespace, the latter isn't even an option.

Cushy hotel lounge or bland cubicle walls? Luckily for the people at Squarespace, the latter isn't even an option.

Floor-to-ceiling windows open this collaborative living room-style space to the SW 3rd and Washington food carts.

Floor-to-ceiling windows open this collaborative living room-style space to the SW 3rd and Washington food carts.

New York-based website builder Squarespace has recently expanded to Portland, and their sleek new lodgings in downtown’s Spalding Building are truly drool-worthy.

CEO Anthony Casalena worked with the design team at A+I to create a space that emphasizes fun and freedom but also encourages serious productivity in a variety of environments. Clean lines and hard angles reflect the company’s values of simplicity and elegance, while plush couches in collaborative spaces speak to the importance of comfort and creativity.

Casalena says a key goal in designing the space was to honor the history of their new home and Portland’s local flavor. Meeting rooms were named after Portland neighborhoods, bridges, and rivers, and many of the building’s original features, such as the bank vault door from back in the day when the Spalding Building housed the Oregon Bank, were maintained and integrated into the renovation. 

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