On July 27th, Design Museum Portland is offering an exclusive look at what is anticipated to be Portland’s first WELL Certified office at Project 360: Wellbeing in WELL Building!
Attendees will not only get a behind-the-scenes tour of the space, but an opportunity to hear from each perspective of the process from design to end user.
Meet your speakers, from designers to end users, and register today!
The Office Manager: Shaylee King
Shaylee is Managing Principal for Interior Office Solutions’ Portland branch.
Shaylee and IOS have provided interior design and office furniture for companies such as Holland Partners, Knowledge Universe, and the Oregon Lottery. She has years of experience managing office furniture dealerships, and also holds a passion for bringing people together for a good cause. Each year, Shaylee organizes a bocce ball tournament hosted by IOS to connect the interior design and architecture communities, and the proceeds go towards charity.
As an official dealer of Haworth, a furniture company that studies workplaces and the needs of employees in order to make their work lives more enjoyable, IOS certainly embraces the people part of the equation. This isn’t their first time around the WELL circuit—their Los Angeles showroom has also been WELL Certified, showing that they are truly passionate about being workplace innovators.
Shaylee will be speaking from two unique perspectives: the decision of a company to pursue WELL Certification in their office space, and the aspect of an office furniture company that can use their own WELL Certified office as a showroom for their products.
The Designer: Emily Phillips
As an Interior Designer for IA Interior Architects, Emily is always working to make spaces function seamlessly and look fantastic. She has worked at both consumer-oriented companies and architecture firms designing interiors.
Emily was a lead designer for the IOS showroom, designing the office so that it would meet the standards of WELL and embrace the unique elements of the IOS organization and employees. Because the office space is designed to WELL Standards, but not the entire building, Emily and IA were essential to ensure that the project truly promoted the elements of well-being emphasized by WELL.
Emily will speak about her role as the designer for the project, the impactful work that IA Interior Architects creates in the city of Portland, and her key learnings from taking on the WELL Building Standard.
The WELL Expert: Brittney Herrera
Brittney is a Senior Workplace Strategist for SERA Architects, a demonstrated leader, and active philanthropist. She is a trusted advisor and designer for some of the top tech firms in the world, using her wealth of knowledge regarding workplace design. She has designed offices and campuses for the likes of TripAdvisor, edX, LogMeIn, EnerNOC and Blackduck Software. From 2014–15 she served as the President of the International Interior Design Association’s New England chapter.
In addition to her 16+ years of interior design experience, she is a current board member of The Arthritis Foundation’s Oregon Chapter, as well as a member of the Center for Workplace Innovation Think Tank and the Design Museum’s Advisory Council.
At Project 360, Brittney will bring her expertise in the WELL Building Standard, and provide her insight in how designers go about creating WELL Certified workplaces.
The Builders: Alana Armstrong and Branch Foote
Alana and Branch are Project Managers with Swinerton Builders, the construction company tasked with physically constructing the first building in Portland to undergo the WELL Certification process.
Swinerton has experience with not only office construction, but also with IA Interior Architects, the interior designers behind IOS’ office. Swinerton has built offices for Travel Portland, AAA, WebMD, and eBay. They are no strangers to workplace innovation, as these clients have each required offices built to their particular and often unique needs.
At Project 360, Alana and Branch will bring their detailed knowledge and experience of the IOS construction process, and the unique components of WELL buildings and office spaces in comparison to other building processes.