The two-story, 60,000-sf building sits on 7.6 acres near JohnsonCreek. ODS originally was hoping to find space near itsheadquarters in ODS Tower in Downtown Portland, but settled on thePendleton factory last May.

In addition to a complete gutting and structural upgrade of thecirca 1956 building, Perlo Project Manager Patrick Linhart tellsGlobeSt.com his company cut several 20-foot-by-20-foot windowopenings in the roof to let more natural light in. The company alsowas able to save the original wood ceiling, which was constructedof tongue and groove decking. The building's concrete exterior wasacid washed to obtain a brick-like tone.

Linhart tells GlobeSt.com the goal was to make it feel like amodern office building despite its history as a manufacturingplant, such that the 100 or so employees that have occupied thebuilding won't feel like "second-class citizens" compared to theircompatriots in the Downtown high rise.

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