“Nerdvana”: A Creative, Colorful Office in Portland for Data Nerds

When 300 self-proclaimed “data nerds” at software analytics company New Relic needed a new place in Portland to call their work home, they brought in IA Interior Architects to make their very own “Nerdvana” happen. After strategizing together, IA based their design on the company’s core values: accountable, BOLD, passionate, authentic, connected, and frictionless.

The office is broken up into various sections to house everything from larger groups to individuals, all with comfort in mind. Whether they prefer to lounge in a chair, prop up on a window seat, or stake claim at a worktable, there are plenty of options for any scenario. There’s even a realistic looking fire pit for the ultimate in coziness. Not to be ignored are the incredible 360 degree views of Portland, which include Mt. Hood, Mt. St. Helens, the Willamette River, and several bridges.

Since many people ride bicycles in Portland, an installation of bikes on a graphic wooden map of the Portland bridges welcomes guests, along with guest bike parking for anyone visiting.

Portland’s weather can often be gloomy, but IA incorporated vibrant colors into the design scheme to create a colorful and creative space that’s bound to combat the less-than-perfect weather.

Murals and quotes by celebrated scientists and mathematicians were designed by the IA Environmental Graphics Design team to welcome and educate those who visit the office.

Photos by Christian Columbres.

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