Administrative Headquarters

Chicago, Illinois / United States of America

This new office space represents a leap of faith into a new work model for this Catholic health organization. The new environment is designed to unify team members, promote a culture of well-being and provide connection to the community. A complete reversal from their previous traditional workspace, staff are now entrusted with choice on where and how to work—in the work café, a quiet library retreat, focus rooms, walk stations or teaming pods for impromptu meetings. All spaces integrate technology for connectivity to the company network or global community.

Off the main entry a two-story space sets the tone of a unique culture and speaks to a smarter approach to space utilization. These spaces serve double and triple duty as alternate work, meeting space and social gathering.

A message of well-being is conveyed in the daylight lit open plan, social gathering spaces and provision of healthy vending options and filtered water stations. LEED Silver certification pending, the space prioritizes sustainable principles, showcasing high-recycled content materials, regionally manufactured workstations and reclaimed wood timbers to highlight key gathering spaces. Artwork placed in public and meeting spaces celebrates daily scenes of community, connecting the employees with the people they serve.



Architect of record

Mike Czyrka
HKS,Inc.
111 West Washington, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60602, United States
Phone: 312-346-5899
mczyrka@hksinc.com

General contractor

H. Dennis Hill, Jr.
Bear Construction Company
1501 Rohlwing Road
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008, United States
Phone: 847-222-1900
dennish@bearcc.com

Consultant 1

Paul Petska
AEI | AFFILIATED ENGINEERS, INC.
10 S. La Salle Street, Suite 2700
Chicago, IL 60603, United States
Phone: 312-977-2827
smillies@aeieng.com

Consultant 2

Jill Harper
Henricksen
328 South Jefferson, Suite 950
Chicago, IL 60661, United States
Phone: 312-669-9090
j.harper@henricksen.com

Consultant 3

Patti Guilford
Patti Guilford Fine Arts
2337 North Cambridge Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614, United States
Phone: 773-687-8918
patti@pattigilford.com

Consultant 4

Troy Bernstein
The Alphabet Shop, Inc.
The Alphabet Shop, Inc.
Elgin, IL 60120, United States
Phone: 847-888-3150
troy_bernstein@alphabetshop.com

Consultant 5

Randy Tritz
Shen Milsom & Wilke, LLC
2 N. Riverside Plaza, Suite 1460
Chicago, IL 60606, United States
Phone: 312-559-4585
rtritz@smwllc.com

Photographer

Ed LaCasse
Ed LaCasse Photography
138 W 11th Ave.
Denver, CO 80204, United States
Phone: 303-571-4331
ed@edlacasse.com