130 E Randolph / Chicago, Illinois / United States of America
Cision is a public relations software developer that evolved out of a magazine clipping service – a classic reinvention story. Located in the same space for over 20 years, Cision’s leadership saw office relocation as an opportunity to not only reframe the organization, but also capture their core values: work passionately, be accountable, communicate openly, drive innovation, and value people. The glassy reception area supports Cision's new image as a forward-looking technology company, while elements such as brick and barn wood provide a reference to the company's 120 year history.
The new office supports Cision's values and culture, bringing staff formerly spread across multiple floors to one contiguous space. Staff areas surround an open, multi-use town hall space intended to enhance communication at all levels. Seating groupings can support everything from a coffee breaks and small team meetings to all-company announcements.
Even though the floor plate is deep, virtually every staff seat has a direct view toward a window. Height-adjustable desks for every staff person provide both a healthy work environment, but also allow for improved sightlines to staff and views. Throughout the suite furniture is placed away from windows to allow all to appreciate the spectacular views of Millennium Park.
Architect of RecordEastlake Studio
- Kent Consulting