ACM Office

 

This 8,000 office project was designed for the Associated Colleges of the Midwest in the Chicago loop. The office is a multi-use space that is divided into two separate areas. The first half of the floor plan is used for the actual college with two large classrooms, study areas, lounge and private offices for professors. The second, or back half of the floor plan is the corporate office side responsible for overseeing and managing the college operations. The space incorporated curved walls to give the space a dynamic feel and accent colors used throughout evoke creativity. The open office workstations are by Kimball and are the X-Site series. The systems furniture did not use any overhead storage compartments to keep the office as open as possible. Furthermore, clear glass privacy fins were used to encourage collaboration between employees while still providing some acoustical separation. The work stations included coat cubbies to keep the open office neat and uncluttered. Light woods were used throughout to give the space a warm aesthetic and the carpet tile was made a focal point by using an energetic geometric pattern.