The anonymous building, located in a semi-industrial area on the edge of downtown, conceals a deliberately minimal architecture office build-out designed to foster creativity and interaction. The space was developed through an internal team process that sought to balance private work areas with comfortable meeting spaces and group work areas. Great light, plenty of storage, room for casual seating and a variety of walls for pin-up and display all encourage focused work. The main conference room becomes a focal point of the light and activity in the office. The untreated character of the space promotes a sense of design possibilities–a type of living lab–where new ideas can be mocked up and tested.
West Town, Chicago, IL