When one of the “Big Four” networks of firms offering audit, tax and advisory services reinforced its commitment to Chicago with a new headquarters, the global giant sought a design providing social, collaborative and personal space. Designed by Perkins+Will, the result features a mix of open and private meeting areas combined with advanced technology on six floors and a mezzanine.
In developing and installing brand elements for the project, Xibitz employed artistry and dynamism via many custom elements including: frosted vinyl patterns applied to existing glass, graphic scrims (of translucent fabric allowing image visibility on both sides), corridor anchor light boxes, and elevator lobby signage featuring a 3-D logo. Sampling of multiple elements helped ensure client and partner satisfaction with finishes and processes.
“Our client sought a design to support [its] commitment to mobility, collaboration and innovation while optimizing real estate to reduce costs.”
Techniques employed in the project’s Conference Center include back-painted glass; custom-layered graphics on existing surfaces; panels with recessed text installed to look like part of a wall’s surface; and glass panels that float in front of a wall and connect at the floor via low-profile channels. ]
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