Throughout the year we have highlighted some of the most impressive Chicago offices spaces in our Office Envy series. It’s safe to say the city has some truly stunning work spaces, from the breathtaking views atop Cleverbridge’s rooftop deck to the multiple green spaces at Centro. Here are some of our favorite Chicago offices we saw in 2016.
Experiential marketing agency Mosaic unveiled its brand new 43,000 square foot Chicago office in 2016, which was converted from a former Chicago Public School building. Located in the Fulton Market neighborhood, Mosaic’s new space is open, bright and stunningly designed–and its elevator even includes a quote from Drake.
In December, Grubhub officially took the covers off its newly renovated 128,000 square foot space, which sits across six floors inside the Burnham Center in the Loop. The renovated office features a “clubhouse” that has pool, shuffleboard, and Foosball; multiple break-out spaces and quiet rooms; a kitchen; and an in-house restaurant where employees can dine-in or order delivery.
Online eye exam startup Opternative moved into its West Loop building at 175 N. Ada Street in late 2014, and the 5,200 square foot space features beer on tap, a video game room, and an office roof deck with some killer views of the city.
Life Creative, a co-working space located in event management company Event Creative‘s 80,000 square foot Fulton Market headquarters, opened its doors earlier this year. The space has a movie theater, a large-format printer, CNC router, laser cutter, welding resources, a carpentry studio, upholstery department, floral arrangement station, and more other resources for creatives to build their businesses.
Featuring a bright and open space equipped with a kitchen, Mario Kart, corn hole and a 1500 square foot rooftop deck, subscription billing service company Cleverbridge boasts one of the more impressive offices in the city. The views from the rooftop alone are worth a trip over to the space at 350 N. Clark St.
When Fieldglass was bought by SAP in 2014, it was Chicago’s first $1 billion+ sale of a privately held high-growth tech company. A year later, it opened a brand new 60,000 square foot space at 111 N. Canal, equipped with porch swings, large garage doors, and a cobblestone road lined with street lamps.
Avant recently moved into a new 80,000 square foot space at 222 N. LaSalle in the Loop. The space includes open work areas, pool and ping pong, and a media room with Nintendo 64 and movies.
Located at the Sullivan Center at State and Madison, Centro’s Loop office includes “park” spaces where employees can escape for some green space away from their desk. The 70,000 square foot office also offers a meditation room, kitchen, open work spaces and beer on tap.
Coyote Logistics’ 175,000 square foot space is full of light and features a “den” where employees can play games, grab a beer, or watch some TV.
Pandora’s Chicago office at One Prudential Plaza pays tribute to legendary artists, and heavily features music themes throughout its 32,000 square foot space. The office features a DJ booth, a space for live music, light up floors (a la Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean video) and views of the lake.
The standout feature of Kapow’s 205 W. Upper Wacker Dr. office is certainly its bar/lounge, where prominently displayed is “Kapoliver,” the startup’s mascot.
Pinterest’s 8,000 square foot Chicago office space inside co-working space Industrious features “Chicago pride” throughout. The space has collaborative, semi-private, and individual work spaces, along with lounge areas with private phone rooms–all with an urban yet rustic feel.
Images courtesy of the above companies, unless otherwise noted