In the old tile building on 7th and Salmon, several companies have reclaimed the light-filled office spaces. FoodCorps, a national nonprofit whose headquarters are based in Portland, can be found behind the larger window-clad facade. Their interior layout is based on their educational mission: the idea of a classroom with a large common area surrounded by several conference rooms.
I (a.k.a., Wingspan Design) was commissioned to build several of their displays by Atelier Cho Thompson, and we collaborated on the creation of a wall-mounted pegboard and a hardwood sign. The pegboard was a tactile “home-screen,” and held a dynamic shelving system for displaying photos, plants, and iconography. (Photos below and at top of post by Marble Rye Photography.)
During several virtual “fit” tests, SketchUp came in handy in resolving tricky fabrication questions and helped me communicate with my clients, and CNC and laser technicians. Typically I use the digital visualization process alongside physical prototyping when I can’t grasp how something will look en masse. Take a look at at the images below:
(Photos above by Sebastian Dirringer.)
Next I used a similar process to produce a CNC cut sign for FoodCorps.