A Stunning Workplace Embracing Art, Zen and Chicago’s Skyline
“It’s not often one walks into an office and feels a sense of calm and utter tranquility,” Architectural Record praises this private workspace of a confidential Chicago client, in its project profile. The piece further elaborates, calling the space “an uncommon workplace in the center of Chicago (that) is serious in tone, as well as serene, designed as much for receiving visitors as for providing its 25-person staff the best environment in which to work.”
Designed to curate a sense of journey and discovery throughout, the workspace offers various degrees of inviting, light-filled settings to nurture meaningful relationships across an array of spaces spanning lounges, dining areas, a library, meeting rooms, work environments and a game room. Throughout, the space is filled with the client’s extensive collection of modern and Asian art that proves as critical to the design as any other feature. A 24-foot high, two-story winter garden, with remarkable views overlooking the Chicago River, also helps define the space as a multi-dimensional feature to host meetings, events, exhibitions or relaxation.
Together, these unique elements – art, location, experience, the stunning views of the Chicago skyline – unite to create both a zen-like and gallery experience for staff and guests alike.