Skender, serving as general contractor, recently completed the interior renovation of the 40,000-square-foot headquarters of Vital Proteins, a fast-growing private retailer of health supplement products. Vital Proteins has assumed full occupancy of the four-story 939 W. Fulton Street, one block from Google’s Midwest headquarters in Chicago’s Fulton Market neighborhood.
Skender collaborated JLL to complete the project. Acting as architect, Solomon Cordwell Buenz sought to maintain many of the historic landmark building’s original features, including its external structure, exposed brick walls and wood floors and high ceilings. Notable renovation elements include a new atrium that dramatically spans two floors of the building and features a stadium-style staircase and full-scale barista station while greenery and a clean, modern design convey the wellness company’s signature look.
Vital Proteins relocated 130 employees from its former offices at 1201 W. Washington Boulevard to accommodate the business’s rapidly growing workforce in the vibrant neighborhood of Fulton Market. The technology-rich office space offers a wide range of amenities to support a highly collaborative and productive workplace. Key spaces include open office workstation areas, private offices, conference rooms of varying size, two reception areas, a warming pantry and large café.