Global manufacturing company, IDEX Corporation, recently moved into their new headquarters in Northbrook, Illinois. Design of the 39,252-square-foot space was envisioned by national, integrated architecture and engineering firm HED.
The new headquarters space fosters collaboration and interaction between different departments, while supporting privacy and focused work. A variety of strategically placed collaboration zones encourage interaction between users at the perimeter of the space and are linked to dedicated interior private offices for heads-down work. A number of tech-enabled conference rooms of varying sizes support more formal interactions, while a large central café overlooks a pond, providing the backdrop to spur informal sharing of ideas.
The project, occupying half of the third floor of an existing building, includes a touchless reception area, enabling visitors to check themselves in while the staff member they are coming to visit is notified electronically of their arrival. This concept has proven beneficial during the pandemic. The reception area includes a variety of seating areas and celebrates IDEX products through an engaging display and technology screens that tell the company’s story.