Lighting Contributes to Unique Employee Experience at Beverage Distributor Headquarters

LDS Luminis Columbia Distributing

March 4, 2022

Columbia Distributing is one of the United States’ largest distributors of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, servicing over 22,000 retail customers throughout Oregon, Washington, and California. When its headquarters outgrew its Portland (Oregon) location, it moved to a former manufacturing plant in nearby Wilsonville.

The company worked with LRS Architects to transform the 60,000 sq. ft. space into an environment that reflects the company culture and increases employee collaboration and connectivity.

With a nod to the Pacific Northwest, designers worked with various textures, contrasting the elements of wood and terracotta with metal and stone. Beer bottle glass also plays a role, in recognition of Columbia’s core business.

Spread over two floors, the office features a variety of open and enclosed collaboration areas, employee-centered neighborhoods, auxiliary workspaces, and open office workstations. Employee break areas are a hallmark of the experience and include two pubs for after-hour activities and events.

LDS Luminis Prisma 400Luminis’ Prisma PR1282 luminaire was selected to illuminate the hallways, corridors, stairwells, and pub areas. Over 200 pendants in jet black are suspended from high, open industrial ceilings.

The distinct fixtures, in a 12-inch diameter, provide wayfinding for employees as they transition through the office. Side struts on the fixtures serve to define the luminaires further and complement the industrial-look décor.

To offset the black ceilings and dramatic dark accent wall colors, all luminaires feature a diffused acrylic prismatic refractor. The refractor ensures comfortable, general illumination in the corridors and down to the counters and tables in the pubs.

Prisma PR1282 luminaires offer a life beyond 125,000 hours, providing efficient, reliable lighting over the long term.

Through a combination of distinctive spaces, graphics, and lighting, Columbia Distributing has created a headquarters that is uniquely its own and a work environment of which its employees can be proud.

PROJECT NAME: Columbia Distributing
LOCATION: Wilsonville, Oregon, USA
CATEGORY: Interior Lighting
PROJECT COMPLETION: 2020
ARCHITECT: LRS Architects
AGENT: HL Stearns Lighting & Controls
PHOTOGRAPHY: Lincoln Barbour Studio

Source

Related Articles


Changing Scene

  • New Mulvey & Banani Appointments for 2022

    November 30, 2022 At Mulvey & Banani, they believe that their success is because of their people, and that people are the most important part of their business. The following individuals have demonstrated excellent aptitude, initiative and leadership amongst their teams. This year, together with their subsidiaries, Mulvey & Banani Audio Visual (MBAV) and Mulvey… Read More…

  • A-Light Wins Two GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN Awards

    November 29, 2022 A-Light has announced its Relay and Absorb I luminaires have received 2022 GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN Awards in the 15th edition of the competition. Relay is a PLATINUM winner in the Industrial Design/Lighting Fixture-Indoor category. And Absorb I received GOLD CERTIFICATION in both the Lighting Fixture-Indoor and Product-Acoustic categories. The GRANDS PRIX… Read More…


Design

  • LIT Lighting Design Awards: Capital Park Landscape, Victoria, BC

    LIT Lighting Design Awards: Capital Park Landscape, Victoria, BC

    December 5, 2022 Located in one of Victoria’s most historic neighborhoods, the Capital Park Mixed-Use Development is made up of seven buildings stretching across three lots and is responsible for nearly an entire city block of Victoria’s downtown core. The project took place over the span of three phases and eight years. The first phase… Read More…

  • Smith + Andersen Toronto 2022 IES Award Winning Projects

    Smith + Andersen Toronto 2022 IES Award Winning Projects

    December 5, 2022 This year, the Smith + Andersen Lighting Team received the Toronto IES 2022 Illumination Section Award and the IESNA Illumination Award of Merit for two projects: Grasett Park (Exterior Lighting Design), and St Paul’s Church (Interior Lighting Design). Each of these Toronto-based projects demonstrate a level of design excellence expected by the… Read More…


New Products

  • Stanpro Retro 5 CCT Selectable Downlight

    Stanpro Retro 5 CCT Selectable Downlight

    December 1, 2022 This Retro LED downlight offers a simple and economical retrofit solution for all traditional recessed applications. Easy installed with a quick connects wire and the E26 socket adaptor, this LED downlight is ideal for retrofitting into most of traditional 4″ and 5″-6″ housings, it will be installed in no time. The color… Read More…

  • Eureka Introduces Tangram-Trace Architectural Luminaire

    Eureka Introduces Tangram-Trace Architectural Luminaire

    November 30, 2022 Eureka announced the release of its Tangram-Trace architectural luminaire. Using bold straps and a prismatic lens, Tangram-Trace creates a dramatic aesthetic and provides high quality, diffused linear illumination. It is intended for modern environments such as conference and executive areas, hospitality applications, or reception spaces. Tangram-Trace luminaires are suspended using four-inch-wide straps,… Read More…