Autodesk HQ / Mackenzie

Autodesk HQ / Mackenzie - Table, Chair, Windows, BeamAutodesk HQ / Mackenzie - Door, FacadeAutodesk HQ / Mackenzie - Stairs, HandrailAutodesk HQ / Mackenzie - Image 4 of 18Autodesk HQ / Mackenzie - More Images+ 13

  • Architects: Mackenzie
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  60000 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
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  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  Coalesse, Davis, Emeco, FilzFelt, Fluxwerx, Herman Miller, Seattle Light Art, Steelcase, Turf, Watson Furniture
Autodesk HQ / Mackenzie - Image 4 of 18
© Christian Columbres Photography

Text description provided by the architects. Autodesk’s new Portland office deserved an identity as compelling as its location—the Towne Storage building, a renovated historic warehouse at the Burnside Bridgehead. Working closely with Autodesk and the brand strategists at Think Joule, Mackenzie’s design team interpreted the Autodesk brand through the lens of local context. The workplace is designed to attract and retain talent through carefully thought-out amenity space that fosters engagement, interaction, and an authentic collective identity.

Autodesk HQ / Mackenzie - Stairs, Handrail
© Christian Columbres Photography

Collaborative rooms and meeting spaces are inspired by the tiny house movement, using a palette of materials reflective of the Central Eastside neighborhood’s industrial history, and incorporating the work of local makers. Portland cultural motifs are woven throughout the workplace, paying homage to the city’s artisans, urban landmarks, geography, and history.

Autodesk HQ / Mackenzie - Windows, Table, Beam, Bedroom
© Christian Columbres Photography

The diverse group of local artists and artisans on the project ranged from neighborhood makers working sustainably with salvaged material to a retired couple who crafted picnic tables for communal areas. Locally sourced material included Douglas Fir reclaimed from Centennial Mills, just across the Willamette River.


Inspired by Autodesk’s mission and tagline “Make Anything,” the design team followed a concept of “ideas into form,” illustrated at arrival to the building by the sculptural stair. The finished environment was achieved through Autodesk design and visualization tools, including ReCap, InfraWorks, Autodesk 3 dS Max, Revit, and Revit Live. The fusion of Autodesk’s innovation with the maker culture of Portland’s Central Eastside is the defining characteristic of the new workplace, and a great foundation for continued creativity.

Autodesk HQ / Mackenzie - Beam, Column
© Christian Columbres Photography

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Address:Portland, OR, United States

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Cite: "Autodesk HQ / Mackenzie" 28 Dec 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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