Marketing suite


550 W Jackson
27,000 square feet

Inspired by the idea of “east meets west,” we meshed the industrial language of Chicago’s Fulton Market with the polished sheen of a Loop high rise in this full-floor model suite. The modern office is both a social space and a productive environment, and reflects the West Loop’s growing notoriety as a tech hub. Concrete screen blocks add visual interest to windows that lack an impressive view. The surprising material greets visitors at the entry and continues along circulation areas, creating a tactile cue of public versus private spaces while acting as divider, textural screen, and ledge for standing work or cocktail hour. The building's perimeter core presented an opportunity to make the center an open forum—a hangout space, meeting area and game room—surrounded by workspace, giving staff full access to natural light. Exposed structural elements painted black punctuate the airy pink and green space, and a cross-brace enclosure creates a cozy nest with hammock chairs.


PROJECT OVERVIEW

ARCHITECTURE $70 psf construction cost
Fully branded space
Masonry walls
LED lighting throughout
Intumescent columns
Millwork and glass upgrades

FURNITURE
$22 psf furniture cost
Teknion workstations and casegoods

PHOTOGRAPHY
Kendall McCaugherty/Hall + Merrick Photographers

2019

 
 
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