Skender, serving as general contractor, has started construction on a 34,000-square-foot expansion to Upwork’s current offices in Chicago’s West Loop. Skender built out the orignal space, located at 525 W. Van Buren Street, completing that project in December 2018.
Upwork, a leading online talent solution, has been rapidly expanding its presence locally since moving into its current space and is expected to grow its Chicago workforce to 346 employees by the end of 2020. This phase of construction incorporates an open office concept for workstations with technology-rich meeting areas, an all-hands meeting space and café, server room, large training room and collaboration/breakout space.
Skender is collaborating with architecture/engineering firm CannonDesign and tenant representative Cresa to complete the project by the end of April 2020. The expanded space will provide a day-one occupancy of up to 204 employees with infrastructure to expand to 250 workstations.