Watershed Sciences Offices in the Commonwealth Building in Portland
Drinking your Moose Drool while sitting at a stunning reclaimed wood table, of course!
We recently installed our reclaimed wood tables in the new offices for Watershed Sciences, located in Portland’s Commonwealth Building. Built in 1948, the sleek glass skyscraper was designed by renowned local architect Pietro Belluschi, who became a leader in the modern architecture movement. The 14-story building won many awards and has become known as one of Portland’s finest buildings, earning a place on the National Register of Historic Places – so you can imagine what a treat it was to see our reclaimed wood tables glow in the natural light streaming through those famous walls of glass!
For their new offices, Watershed Sciences chose a combination of our Doug fir and Jakarta Market blend tables, which provide a wonderfully warm balance to the building’s glass-and-aluminum construction. Our reclaimed wood tables were used in work spaces as well as the employee break room. The crowning glory was the massive, custom-built reclaimed wood table in the organization’s conference room – we constructed it as a single unit but had to cut it to get it into the building! (Our craftsmen are so skilled, however, that you can barely see the seam.)
We’re not surprised that a company focused on ecology and resource management would opt for tables made of reclaimed wood rather than virgin wood. We are, however, proud that they chose our products to help make their offices sustainable.
A gorgeous office and a tasty brew on tap? The folks at Watershed Sciences must love their jobs almost as much as we do!