As Vocon’s first significant project for this confidential global professional services firm, the Chicago office renovation set the pace for our future work together. The multiphase renovation encompassed nine floors and 335,000 SF, all designed for optimal functionality and flexibility.
We started with an in-depth process to understand how employees worked, and incorporated those findings into a design that reflected the office’s needs, culture, and values.
A theme emerged from the Chicago work which resonated in our other engagements: the firm’s dedication to implementing technology to create flexible, mobile workplaces.
Typical floors in the Chicago offices mix spaces such as impromptu gathering areas, huddle rooms, collaboration zones, private offices, training rooms, interactive cafés, and a range of conferencing and meeting options. We arranged these spaces into neighborhoods on each floor, centered on specific work areas with a design theme that tells stories from Chicago’s diverse demographics.