680 Cottage St.
Located on the edge of Salem’s downtown core, this office building was in desperate need of updating. A new lobby with added clerestory windows create a welcoming entry, and an exterior remodel gives the building a contemporary street presence.
Revenue Tax Intake Canopy
The requirement for a new tax intake center became a creative opportunity for Studio 3 and the Oregon Department of Revenue. With patron privacy a priority, a visual barrier was needed between the new payment counter and the four-story atrium’s various vantage points. The resulting solution is a multi-tier canopy consisting of frosted laminated glass supported by steel columns. The project also included converting a portion of the atrium into open office space and the addition of a second floor lounge.
Allied Video relocated into an existing warehouse space off Front Street. Work included a major renovation to create unique spaces for Allied Video. Ramps connecting varying heights of floor levels, open ceilings and specialty lighting form character for this unique improvement. Vivid wall colors provide backgrounds for Allied Video’s extensive collection of movie memorabilia.
Originally designed as an office for an eye doctor in the early seventies, the building was completely remodeled to provide space for a modern law office. The building exterior was stripped of its deteriorating siding, new windows were cut into an essentially windowless building to provide ample day lighting and natural ventilation using energy efficient glazing. The rest of the wall surface received additional continuous insulation to significantly improve R-value and the building received new low maintenance siding. Since the roof still had approximately ten years of life, thermal upgrades to the roof were postponed until the time of roof replacement.
The interior was repartitioned to provide new offices for attorneys and support staff as well as conference rooms and a large conference room/seminar room for A/V presentations. Completed in summer of 2012.