The project is specifically one of five finalists in the Architecture + Ceilings category. Anyone can create or log-in to their Architizer account between now and Friday, June 25 to vote for the project and in any other Architizer+ awards category.
Cboe’s dynamic new 185,000 sf headquarters, located in the historic Chicago Old Post Office, is an energetic workplace occupying four floors within two unique buildings with world-class features and amenities. The vibrant environment reflects Cboe’s dynamic culture and is infused with commissioned artwork, unique branding, custom furniture, screens and lighting to enrich the experience.
The striking ceiling element truly makes the space come alive. It delivers on a theme of movement as a reflection and expression of Cboe’s ever vigorous business. The design element distinguishes itself in numerous ways, including:
Momentum: The major ceiling element speaks to momentum, depicting the dynamic trajectory of Cboe’s business. This expansive sculptural element begins quietly within the elevator lobby with recessed floor lighting, reaching upward and stretching beyond reception as a 140 ft canopy reflecting the city beyond and with embedded tickers bringing the markets to life.
Reflective and Energized: The element uses a reflective material to draw the panoramic city skyline and daylight deep into the space. Integrated and kinetic scrolling tickers translate the company’s immersively energetic business. Along the horizontal expanse above the white ceiling canopy, another ticker spans the entire length engaging those on the adjacent mezzanine, effectively connecting everyone at any angle.
Beyond serving as a sculptural storytelling element, the ceiling also has acoustical properties and visually disguises significant ductwork and infrastructure above, adding to the overall environmental quality of the space.