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Multinational Computer Software Company

Hillsboro, Oregon

Foregoing the typical fortress prototype, this data facility strikes a balance between the complexity of its equipment and the needs of those who work there. While the building’s compact exterior blends into its surroundings, the interior workspaces—enclosed in full glazing—enjoy expansive views and daylight. The facilities area—storage, staging and loading docks—supports the efficient flow of operational processes.  Comprehensive security measures ensure the facility’s impenetrability, yet without jeopardizing its sensitivity to the site and staff. Enveloping the building’s façade are folded concrete panels that create a faceted effect as the sun moves across the sky, emulating its arc across the surrounding trees and mountains.