Perkins+Will Chicago Office

Chicago, Illinois

Project Info
Perkins+Will Chicago Office
Chicago, Illinois
Completion Date: 2016
Square Footage: 60,440
Targeting LEED Platinum

Our founding office embraces its role as guardians and champions of the firm's 80-year legacy. Its new home in the north tower of Chicago's iconic Wrigley Building reflects the firm's culture, showcasing our myriad accomplishments while allowing the design process to shine.

The relocation to a smaller overall office footprint, as well as the transition from two floors to five, drove the decision to seek employee input early in the process. Feedback from staff revealed that the average meeting size was just three to five people, which informed the decision to add several small conference rooms. The resulting design provides a mix of active, quiet, social, private, collaborative, and restorative spaces to accommodate diverse workstyles, personalities, and respective projects and tasks. Along with the availability of different spaces comes the permission to work in a more mobile, less static, fashion.

Most notably, the office shifts the balance of space from private offices to both open and closed collaboration spaces, with a 33% increase in total collaboration seats from the previous office. To further aid knowledge transfer (and demonstration of process), the new office added 64% more pin-up space throughout the office. This new space better supports team-based work as well as the open exchange of ideas that fuel creative solutions.

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