Earles Architects and Associates (EAA) has completed the architectural design for a 25,000-square-foot office space for Geneva Trading at 190 S. LaSalle St. in Chicago.
EAA’s office design, spread over one full floor and part of another floor, will help the fast-growing trading firm consolidate two offices into one.
The new office space includes two trading floors with ample space for more than 100 traders and approximately 1,000 monitors for tracking the markets. The space also includes approximately 6,000 square feet for the company’s technology functions.
The space was designed to reflect the feel during the second industrial revolution in Chicago, while incorporating decidedly modern elements and technology to demonstrate the firm’s dedication to the evolving nature of the trading business.
The space has open ceilings, warm wood tones, steel, polished concrete floors and a mix of gray and blue décor. There is a pub-style employee lounge that ties into the firm’s original office in Dublin, Ireland. The pub has wooden cabinetry; a handmade backsplash with thousands of nickels encased in epoxy; and a collaboration area.
The space includes many unique features that were made in Chicago or reclaimed from older Chicago buildings. A few examples include brick veneer on the wall and recycled wood that forms a butcher block countertop in the break room; and locally sourced lighting.
Kent Consulting Engineers completed the engineering design and documentation and Executive Construction Inc. was the general contractor on the project.