2022’s Projects of the Year
Over the past few years, countless headlines have grabbed attention by calling for the death of the office as we know it. Although it is abundantly clear our industry is forever changed by the pandemic and its effect on how and where we get our work done, we are happy to share that a thoughtfully designed workplace environment is alive and well!
Our 2022 projects feature inspiring workplaces from industry leaders in manufacturing, distribution, new-age retail, biotech, and legal services.
These workplace projects are flanked by a diverse set of environments. These include community-based spaces for a leading neighborhood development-focused non-profit, innovative spec suites and building amenity areas to attract future tenants in today’s dynamic environment, and common areas for a new high-rise residential building that are anything but ordinary.
Explore these 12 spaces featured throughout the year in our monthly newsletter to see how our curated furniture solutions set up each space for success today and in the future.
January: james hardie
With stunning views of Lake Michigan, the Chicago River, and the city skyline, James Hardie's new headquarters was intended to, "elevate and enlarge" their perspective. Our team's goal was to create a space representing their company's stability and strength while embracing the sense of flow elicited by the Chicago River and Lake Michigan.
February: 205 w. wacker
This 11,965 square-foot spec suite at 205 West Wacker Drive offers uniquely curated furniture solutions for both open-plan collaborative areas and individual workspaces. The result is an energetic and inviting environment that's move-in ready for future tenants.
March: The National
The National lies in the heart of Chicago’s Loop and is an iconic part of the city’s renowned architectural heritage. Our team worked to create a flow between this property's unique vintage details and a rich offering of modern amenities.
April: ball horticultural
Ball Horticultural's bright new work environment features lab rooms, 300+ workstations, 70 private offices, 20 conference rooms, and additional break-out spaces, all set within a backdrop of the company's beautifully landscaped outdoor space. Here's how we did it:
May: zo. clubhouse
Corporate Concepts was challenged to elevate unique amenity spaces within the ZO. Clubhouse and ZO. Lounge. Our team catered to the varied needs of these environments, which were intended to be for independent working, collaboration, relaxation, and self-care.
June: sloan valve
With their 20,000 sq. ft space, Sloan Valve wanted their new home to reflect their company’s mission of environmentally friendly, efficient, and sustainable products. Sloan Valve firmly believes that “water connects us,” and they wanted that spirit of connection to flow throughout their space.
July: chapman and cutler
For Chapman and Cutler, Corporate Concepts was challenged to find solutions that prioritize efficiency, and that cater to a flexible hybrid working style for their employees. Collaboration is at the heart of Chapman and Cutler's mission, so building environments designed for conversation and teamwork was crucial.
August: Cirrus and cascade
Despite being in the heart of Chicago, Cirrus and Cascade are designed to be a peaceful respite from the bustling city. We worked to highlight Cirrus and Cascade's gorgeous lake, river, and city views through a modern, clean aesthetic.
When the company outgrew its previous headquarters space, Foxtrot moved to a new state-of-the-art 167 N Green Building in Fulton Market. Our team developed forward-thinking furniture solutions that offered the warmth and comfort a Foxtrot market is known for while also supporting high-performance work.
October: north lawndale employment network
The North Lawndale Employment Network's new space is intended to serve several purposes. Because of this, our team worked to thoughtfully curate furniture solutions for each area. It was crucial that the environment featured a modern, welcoming design aesthetic while providing ultimate durability for this mixed-use environment.
November: leica biosystems
Leica Biosystems wanted a modern working environment for their new office to support their important research, with designs and furnishings rooted in health and wellness.
December: ice miller
Having gone through previous cosmetic renovations, leading law firm IceMiller, approached this renovation of their 35,000 square foot downtown Chicago office as an opportunity to completely rethink their interior environment to support growth and changing workplace dynamics.
Looking to enhance your space in the new year? Contact us to learn more about how we can help you develop an impactful environment that meets your goals.