Creating a Workplace That’s a Brand Showcase
Client Cushman & Wakefield
Location Chicago, IL
Size 83,000 SF
Project Type Global Headquarters

All About Employees

Utilizing a workplace strategy completed by Cushman & Wakefield and integrating our own feedback from key stakeholders, we identified specific design requirements for employee districts for heads-down work. Within these spaces, there are over 30 different types of meeting rooms, a high-end café, and diverse furniture groupings. That means people can choose to work in the spaces that best suit their work style.

Concentrating on Clients

To supplement the employee-centric spaces, we designed a superior experience for clients, which begins when they are greeted by a concierge. In addition, clients have access to a hospitality bar, meeting rooms, and a lounge that evokes a luxurious boutique hotel. As part of their tour of the space, clients get to see employees at work in the bustling two-story lounge, which includes a tech bar for IT assistance and a variety of comfortable furnishings.

Challenge Accepted

As with all projects, we had to solve several complicated design problems. These included modifying a staircase between the building’s 30th and 31st floors, and navigating around a 20-foot barrel-vault ceiling on the 31st floor. To better integrate information technology into the space, we worked with a tech specialist to implement a 15’ radius x 8’ tall curved screen in the innovation center, and suspended a 16’ x 9’ media wall in a communal area.