AbelsonTaylor Corporate Headquarters
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- Harley Ellis Devereaux
- AbelsonTaylor Inc.
- Consultants Tylk Gustafson Reckers Wilson Andrews LLC (structural); Environmental Systems Design (MEP)
- Division Commercial
- Location Chicago, IL
- General contractor Leopardo Construction
The architects' mission was to create a space that reflected the creativity of this bustling ad agency while accommodating the agency's tremendous growth spurt. The interior plays with curvy shapes (reflected in the Red Balloon café, egg-shaped lighting fixtures and curved-corner Herman Miller workstations) and texture (from the wavy Wovin Walls by 3 Form and woven fabric band chairs in a meeting room). The Red Balloon café serves as a visually stimulating and inviting refreshment space. It can be seen from any of the three office floors and it also symbolizes the company's achievements—the Red Balloon icon is from an early successful ad campaign. Bold colors distinguish the office floors from one another. The program includes multiple display spaces for the agency to showcase its advertising campaigns.