Slalom, a consulting firm focused on strategy, technology and business transformation, announced the relocation of its Chicago office from Prudential Plaza to the Aon Center. The firm’s Chicago consulting business and build center, Slalom Build, will now occupy 65,000 square feet on two floors at the Aon Center, more than doubling their previous office space in Chicago.
“Our Chicago office has grown steadily since we opened 14 years ago,” said Justin Odenbach, general manager, Slalom Chicago. “With more than 700 employees now—and plans to grow beyond 1,000 in the next three years—we simply outgrew our previous space. Because we have a local business model, our people live and work in the Chicago area, so staying in the city was key. We were thrilled to find a space that met our criteria for location, growth, flexible use and culture fit right here in the neighborhood we know and love.”
Floors 37 and 38 of the Aon Center were customized to fit the needs of Slalom’s consulting employees, who work with local clients on high-impact strategy, technology and business transformation initiatives, and Slalom Build teams, who build modern software and technology products. The new space was designed to accommodate frequent meetings with clients and partners, employees who are in the office daily and consultants who are mostly onsite with clients and use the office intermittently.
Slalom (floor 37) and Slalom Build (floor 38) are co-located on adjoining floors connected by an internal staircase, allowing easy transit between floors and facilitating team collaboration and employee interaction. The remodeled space includes hoteling, semi-permanent and project-based team workspace and flexible space to host events for education and community engagement.
“I’m excited about the work we’re doing in Chicago—our consultants are focused on creating amazing experiences for clients, developing next-level digital products and using data and automation to define the future of intelligent business,” said Odenbach. “This new space gives our teams what they need to work effectively and collaboratively at scale. Plus, making our home in an iconic building in the heart of the city is part of who we are, and I’m happy we can maintain that part of our culture.”