Designing an Office for the Changing Nature of Work
Client Marmon Holdings, Inc.
Location Chicago, IL
Size 22,000 SF
Project Type Relocation

Creating Flexible Workspaces

Capturing the spirit of hybrid work, each office lining the perimeter is shared by two people who decide on a plan for how they’ll occupy the space. This purposeful location in the floorplan gives everyone access to natural light.

On days when an excess of people are in the office, the space can flex to accommodate them in a café near the entrance or in small team rooms strategically placed throughout the workplace. Additionally, the teams use a room reservation system to book meeting spaces. This includes a training room with a flexible wall system that occupants can scale to suit their needs.

Paying Attention to Details

While Marmon’s previous space was a bit formal and cramped, the new office is light, bright, and full of beautiful details. Curved lighting guides you through the space and aids circulation throughout the floorplate. Every office has high-end features ranging from ergonomic chairs and height-adjustable worksurfaces to soft-close doors on all cabinets. Meeting spaces have glass fronts to provide natural light to interior areas and and offer a clear view of the workplace.

Drawing Employees Back to the Office

After several years with employees working remotely, Marmon wanted to create an office that would give people a reason to be excited about coming back. They’ve accomplished this and more with a space that honors employees and treats them to many special features, including excellent city views.