Marquam Building Repositioning

Bixby Land Company engaged SERA to take a dated Class C building and elevate it to a Class A asset that would bring new energy to the area and attract new tenants. To connect to the community, the team engaged a local artist to create a full-height mural on the building’s East elevation, paying homage to the site’s heritage as the Fish and Game Commission’s headquarters. Film clads the existing fenestration, altering the color of the glazing and spandrel from brown to a new mirror tone, which reflects back the plaza and sky.

Inside, a hotel-inspired setting welcomes tenants and clients – from the luxe upholstered banquette and the framed living wall, to the marble-top café fronted by whimsical, cloud-like pendants. Ample and diverse seating now hosts informal meetings, lunch and coffee breaks.

Bike commuters are treated to a first-class experience with a dedicated entry, elevator, generous bike parking and a cycle repair area.