Square Footage: 170,000
LEED CI Gold v2009
When Conagra Brands decided to relocate their corporate headquarters from Omaha to Chicago’s Merchandise Mart, they partnered with Perkins+Will to provide an integrated, full-service solution including interiors, brand, and signage design. The project had an expedited schedule and was completed from kick-off to occupancy in less than nine months.
The design approach was to divide the very large floor plate into four different neighborhoods, with a connecting north/south axis at the center called the Central Market. This multi-purpose hub features a variety of meeting spaces, food and beverage services, and a full-time barista, and cutting table for product sampling, offering opportunities for interaction. The four neighborhoods also have unique gathering space called parks. These each have a unique identity based on places found on a family farm including The Land, The Mill, The Barn and The Orchard. Placing these parks on the far edges of the space incentivizes staff to visit all parts of the office.