Fitzgerald Earles Architects and Associates is working in collaboration with Sterling Bay Cos. on the design and construction planning for a 15,000-square-foot office headquarters for Sterling Bay Cos., a Chicago real estate investment and development company.
The office space at 1040 W. Randolph St. will feature a loft-style design with a mixture of offices, open work stations and collaborative spaces. The space will include several unique employee amenities, such as a full service kitchen; a gym; and a large break room with bar-style seating, television sets and a flexible layout to allow for yoga classes and other uses. Three conference rooms and an executive lounge/client meeting space also are being added.
Reclaimed wood and steel support bands from deconstructed water towers taken from a building in the Fulton Market area that the company owns will be used as design features and light fixtures in the new office space. The office suite will feature other eco-friendly and unique materials to help enhance the existing loft structure, which will be left exposed throughout most of the space.
The space is part of a two-story, 56,000-square-foot Art Deco building in the heart of Chicago’s meatpacking district.
Sterling Bay recently purchased the 1040 W. Randolph building. Construction on the new space is scheduled for completion this summer.