IllinoisOffice Skender completes interior construction to expand Upwork’s Chicago office September 25, 2020 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share via email Previous Next Skender, serving as general contractor, recently completed construction on a 34,000-square-foot expansion to Upwork’s current office space in Chicago located at 525 W. Van Buren, which was also built-out by Skender and completed in December of 2018. Upwork, a leading online talent solution, recently announced their decision to shift to a remote-first model. The Chicago office will act as a collaborative workspace for team members in the area. This second phase of construction incorporates an open office concept for workstations combined with technology-rich meeting areas, an upgraded all-hands meeting space and café, server room, large training room and collaboration/break-out space. The enhanced and expanded space will provide a day one occupancy of more than 200 employees with infrastructure to expand to 250 workstations. The larger square footage has allowed Upwork to offer their workforce a solution to coming back into the office while still observing socially distant guidelines. Skender collaborated with architecture/engineering firm CannonDesign and tenant’s representative Cresa to complete the project in Q2 of 2020. Upwork just recently reopened the office to begin utilizing the newly built-out space.