MotoSport Headquarters

Tigard, Oregon

How do we create a hip, creative workplace out of a bland, suburban office core and shell?

Motosport Headquarters. This image shows a woman working at a computer at an suburban office reception desk with an exposed vertical wood-panel front, which matches the wall behind it. There is a leather chair in front of the desk, and two men can be seen through a glass wall walking alongside the reception area.

MotoSport, Inc. is one of the world’s largest online retailers of motorcycle accessories. The company also provides race team sponsorships, amateur racer support, and international track and event sponsorships. Even when they chose to locate their corporate headquarters in a sprawling suburban office park, they knew the work environment couldn’t be average – it needed to be a place that inspired people to make things happen.

The FFA design team gave careful attention to crafting a workplace that would not only enhance employee performance and creativity, but would also allow room for personal expression. The “home-away-from-home” environment includes a large break room that doubles as a movie theater, a digital gaming lounge area, outdoor barbeque patio, and a garage for employees to tune up their own bikes. Clean, sleek lines and smooth surfaces are punctuated with accent walls made from rough, reclaimed blue spruce panels as well as colorful, action-filled photo murals which add movement and energy while communicating the company’s brand identity.

Year Completed:
22,500 sf
Project Contact:
Richard Grace, AIA, NOMA
Partner, Market Lead
Branded Feature Wall
Flexible Meeting Space
Collaborative ‘Touch-down’ Stations


To encourage collaboration, open benching desk systems were incorporated throughout the main work spaces, while casual break-out spaces – some with doors, and some without – provide opportunities for small group interaction or focused, individual work. Larger conference rooms are equipped with video-conferencing capabilities and whiteboard walls that offer surfaces for notes on some days and spontaneous doodle-art on others.