Portland-based LRS Architects announced July 21 that its latest design project for KinderCare child care provider is completed: a 34,000-square-foot corporate headquarters along Kruse Way in Lake Oswego.
The interior office HQ designs showcase a shift toward "hybrid work, collaboration and connection through thoughtful elements such as an open floor plan and a safe, inclusive atmosphere," according to LRS.
LRS is an award-winning, woman-owned architecture firm founded in 1976. It has offices in Portland and in Bend.
Britney Hale is the lead interior designer at LRS on the KinderCareHW project.
"KinderCare's headquarters is a fantastic project that allowed us to express our creativity," Hale said. "Our design goal was to bring the KinderCare brand to life using their bright colors and geometric shapes in every facet of the office design. Balancing the bold brand personality with the neutral biophilia-filled amenity spaces that bring the comforts of home accentuates the core design philosophy."
Inside, the office is colorful and full of natural greenery, including a moss wall. Independent work spaces pair with glass windows and doors representing KinderCare's company "ethos of transparency and people-centricity," according to the firm.
Darcie McConnaha is the interiors project manager at LRS.
"KinderCare's team environment made this project a joy to work on. From start to finish, this was a project led by inspiration and collaboration," McConnaha said. "Whether it was supply chain issues due to the pandemic or incorporating new design elements during construction, there was never an obstacle we couldn't successfully navigate. We couldn't be prouder of the finished product."
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