Cboe's Invigorated Environment for a Boundless Future

Chicago Board of Options Exchange (Cboe) HQ, Chicago, IL

Cboe’s dynamic new HQ located in the historic Chicago Old Post Office is a state-of-the-art workplace occupying four floors within two unique buildings with world-class features and amenities. The vibrant environment reflects Cboe’s dynamic industry and culture and is infused with commissioned artwork, unique branding moments, custom furniture, screens and lighting to enrich the experience and story for all.

Focused on fostering connections, energy and buzz, the design offers numerous spaces to be experienced in motion. These include a  “momentum” polished ceiling element with moving ticker displays that extends 140’ above reception and reflects the skyline beyond and art murals that visually change as people walk past them. Significant commissioned art based on complexity, algorithms and bold color reflecting Cboe’s business enriches an engaging, larger-than-life experience.

The Cboe story is also told via signature branding elements including bronze screens that reflect market movement,  a colored trading jacket display, a global stamp mosaic echoing history, a global sketch skyline mural highlighting their locations and a color cable installation that speaks to the technology and energy that fuels options trading.

The work settings offer incredible choices for staff throughout, ranging from formal to informal, technologically immersive to thoughtful and quiet. Within the voluminous work area, glass pavilions house meeting spaces and offices to give scale to the space while uplit dynamic wood sculptural elements reflect movement and warmth.  In the original landmarked mezzanine area setting range with everything from a reclusive lounge, private dining to cantilevered glass meeting rooms.

These elements and the space design unite to revitalize the Old Post Office for Cboe’s remarkable future ahead. The invigorated environment will help Cboe foster an ever inspirational, immersive experience reflective of their story, global presence and impact moving forward.