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Private Office
Project Type:
Interior Design, Corporate Office
Project Location:
Chicago, Illinois
USA
Project Scope:
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Project Summary:
It’s not often one walks into an office and feels a sense of calm and utter tranquility. An uncommon workplace in the center of downtown Chicago is serious in tone, as well as serene, designed as much for receiving visitors as for providing its 25-person staff the best environment in which to work.

The space, with its zen atmosphere, is, not surprisingly, anchored by a strong Eastern influence, reflecting a desire of the client, who has traveled extensively in Asia and amassed an impressive collection of art from the continent. What may be surprising, however, is that its design comes via Italy.

The Rome-based architecture firm Alvisi Kirimoto, headed by Massimo Alvisi and Japanese-born partner Junko Kirimoto, was tapped to tailor the space—its first project in the U.S.—working with the local office of CannonDesign, which had been brought on earlier to organize the layout of the rectangular floor plate. The straightforward arrangement has private offices and conference rooms lining the window walls around a central core containing the elevator banks and bathrooms.

“It was very clear from the beginning that the client wanted something special,” recalls Alvisi. Working with CannonDesign, the client had already selected two consecutive midlevel floors in a new tower being built along the Chicago River, after deciding to relocate from just a few blocks away. The office for one enterprise would occupy the full lower floor, nearly 30,000 square feet, taking advantage of its 12-foot ceiling height and carving out a piece of the floor above—which houses another of the client’s businesses—to create a large double-height room that has come to be known as the Winter Garden. “We had an unusual amount of flexibility with the building, which was just beginning construction,” says CannonDesign principal Mark Hirons. “We were even offered the possibility of balconies, but we opted for a light-filled interior space at one end of the floor that could be enjoyed year-round.”

(Source: Architectural Record)
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Design and Construction Team:
Alvisi Kirimoto
Interior Designer
CannonDesign
Architect of Record, MEP, Structural, Lighting Engineer
Executive Construction Inc.
General Contractor
ConopCo
Project Management
ESD | Environmental Systems Design, Inc.
Structural Cabling Engineer, Audio Visual, Security Service, Wireless, DAS, Sound Making, IT
ARUP
Acoustic Consultant
Netrix
Audio Visual Programming
S2O Consultants
Kitchen Consultant
Fabricators and Manufacturers:
Kayhan
Furniture Dealer
Christopher Glass & Aluminum
Glazing, Entrance Doors
Parenti & Raffaelli
Millwork: Doors, Pulls, Cabinets, Paneling, Reception Desk
Adams Rite
Door Locksets
dormakaba
Door Closers
Performance Contracting Group
Acoustical Ceiling Installation
Armstrong World Industries
Acoustical Ceilings
Halcon
Office Workstations and Customr Furniture
Pinnacle Decorating, Inc.
Painting Contractor
PPG Paints
Paints, Stains
IdeaPaint
Paint, Stains
Maharam
Wall and Ceiling Panel Fabric, Upholstery
Abet Laminati
Plastic Laminate
HI-MACS
Solid Surface Countertops
Okite
Special Surface Countertops
Virginia Tile
Porcelain Tiles
Caesarstone
Shower Wall Tiles
Daltile
Kitchen Quarry Tiles
Vortex Commercial Flooring
Carpet Installation
Knoll
Chairs, Sofas, Lounge Chairs
B&B Italia
Sofas, Lounge Chairs
De Padova
Sofas, Lounge Chairs
Driade
Sofas, Lounge Chairs
Fabbian
Interior Lighting
iGuzzini
Interior Lighting
MP Lighting
Interior Lighting
Tech Lighting
Interior Lighting
Vibia
Interior Lighting
Juno
Downlights
USAI Lighting
Downlights
Focal Point
Downlights
Kenall
Downlights
Artemide Lighting
Task Lighting
Schindler
Elevators and Escalators
Sherman Mechanical, Inc.
Plumbing Contractor
Great Lakes Plumbing and Heating Company
Underfloor Plumbing Contractor
TOTO Plumbing Products
Plumbing Fixtures
Kohler
Plumbing Fixtures
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Alvisi Kirimoto and Cannon Design
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