ORIGAMI RISK EXPANSION
222 N LASALLE
25,000 square feet
In 2016, we moved Origami Risk, a developer of risk management software, into a playfully branded space in Merchandise Mart. Just a few years later, after being recognized by Crain's as Chicago’s Best Place to Work, they asked us to design a larger workplace with flexible elements to respond to future hiring waves. We helped them find a new home in an Eastlake-designed marketing suite, combining existing blackened metals and grey woods with the angular elements and blue accents from their former space. We even relocated dozens of 3D-printed paper cranes.
The heart of Origami’s new workplace is a two-story town hall space, where we were able to combine existing light fixtures, decorative moldings and screens with new finishes and furniture to reflect an aesthetic more consistent with their culture. We added several new open lounges and tucked-away quiet areas, while integrating sophisticated, deep indigo accents. Anticipating additional growth in the future, we designed a folded-plate backlit sign in the reception area so that it can eventually be relocated when Origami expands into an adjacent suite.
Fully branded space
Custom millwork signage wall
Glazed partitions in meeting rooms
LED lights throughout
Allsteel height-adjustable workstations
Sit On It task seating
OFS and Stylex lounge areas
Hon conference tables
Kendall McCaugherty/Hall + Merrick Photographers