The Vistria Group

Chicago, Illinois
Artful and Sophisticated

The Vistria Group, a private investment firm that invests in healthcare, educational and financial services companies partnered with Perkins&Will through their growth and relocations within the Blue Cross Blue Shield building since 2013. In Chicago, the firm’s growth required them to expand onto a full floor and occupy the full 40,000sf. Our client desired a collaborative environment reflective of their company culture, which embraces diverse perspectives and maintains a welcoming atmosphere for their clients.

Perkins&Will provided an extension of their workplace that supported their company culture and expressed their brand values while providing a higher level of quality and sophistication. The office offers abundant options for focused work, small team gatherings, and provides ample conference facilities to host meetings in a central location. The design includes the use of beautiful materiality, transparent glass throughout, and a stunning art collection, The effect is an understated and enduring space, complemented by minimalist details and soft materiality.

State-of-the-art conference rooms are located adjacent to the reception area with a hospitality cafe as the main attraction.
The guest experience is reinforced by the display of their extensive art collection.
The client engaged artist Kendell Carter, to create an installation for the Partners of the organization.

The artwork highlights bronze-plated shoes, representing each Partner’s inspiration in life, including the shoes of their grandmother, teacher, coach or any figure in their life that made a difference for them.

Project Team

Lara Leskaj