Located in the heart of the River North neighborhood of Chicago, this 6-story structure was built in the early 20th century and featured timber loft-styled interiors which boasted 14-foot exposed ceilings. In collaboration with SMNG-A, our project involved the remodel of an approximately 10,000SF corporate office including the combination of the 3rd and 4th floors into one cohesive working space.
TERRA Engineering, Ltd. (TERRA) is a full-service engineering firm that also offers full-service Landscape Architecture and Land Surveying expertise. Internationally recognized for keynote projects across the globe, TERRA experienced significant growth within their industry and their existing office space could no longer comfortably house their increasing numbers of staff. Additionally, TERRA sought to create an office environment which inspired their personnel and encouraged camaraderie and collaboration among their team.
The design consisted of a vibrant color palette which capitalized on the cool tones of the existing timber structure. Lighting was entirely reimagined and upgraded throughout the spaces. All existing workstations were replaced with new adjustable height desks. In addition to providing a more efficient and functional layout, the design also created a recreation space on the lower level which featured a ping-pong table, shuffleboard, and a dry bar. This area could also be transitioned into a collaborative area for large groups.