October 23, 2020
We recently made some upgrades to our headquarters office space in Chicago that better utilize our 8th and 9th floor areas.
The renovation of our 8th floor required the addition of a new all-glass entrance door with card access security. This new employee entrance also features an eye-catching large-scale wall graphic of an award-winning Epstein project. Also on this floor, we created two new enclosed conference rooms, and segmented off our IT spaces with a lockable door. The team installed touchless bottle fillers and touchless bathroom faucets on both the 8th and 9th floors.
On the 9th floor, we enclosed three conference rooms, including one named in honor of Wendell Jerome Campbell, a nationally recognized architect and urban planner and the founder of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA). The team enclosed the previously open conference rooms to lessen the acoustical impact to the adjacent workstations.
Additionally, we created three new flexible collaborative spaces with acoustical baffles, presentation monitors, and ample pinup space. By moving mobile dry-erase partitions, these three spaces can be used independently, or combined into one large collaborative space. Though these spaces were designed pre-COVID, they have become increasingly important meeting spaces for teams, as they are open to the larger office, and spacious enough to allow for effective social distancing.