Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, has moved into a new, larger office location at 1315 22nd Street in Oak Brook, Illinois. This office move accommodates the growth of the firm’s employee and client base in the Chicago and Midwest market. Ware Malcomb also maintains a second office located at 600 W. Jackson Boulevard in Chicago.
“We are excited to make this move into a larger office space, positioning our Chicago market operations for continued growth in 2019 and beyond,” said Cameron Trefry, principal of Ware Malcomb’s Chicago market offices. “Our new office in Oak Brook, combined with our office in Chicago, provides a strong base from which to serve our clients in this dynamic market.”
Ware Malcomb’s new Oak Brook office incorporates the latest in interior design trends, as well as the firm’s own design standards. “As with all of our client projects, we designed our Oak Brook office with an emphasis on long term real estate value, high quality materials, and incorporating sustainable features wherever possible,” said Dawn Riegel, director, interior architecture and design for Ware Malcomb’s Chicago market offices. “This will be an inspiring space for our clients and employees alike.”
For their new Oak Brook office, Ware Malcomb designed a work environment that fosters collaboration while also allowing for privacy and heads down work when needed. It features two different types of workstations—a benching station and a desking station solution, with all adjustable height desks—to promote a more activated work environment to provide a variety of work options and cater to each individual’s work preference.
The entry to each Ware Malcomb office conveys a hospitality feel, providing an open and inviting welcome punctuated with iconic pieces of furniture. The overall color palette is branded to Ware Malcomb and includes customized environmental wall graphics to emphasize the firm’s work and connection to the company’s core mission statement. WM Design Lab, the umbrella brand for the firm’s branding, product design and art services, worked with the regional team to create a new work environment that reflects the local community and surrounding area, as well as the office’s client base.
Recent architecture and interior design projects by Ware Malcomb’s Chicago market offices include over 10 retail locations of Camping World across the Midwest, a new 110,000-square-foot, build-to-suit distribution facility for NEIL Enterprises in Vernon Hills, Illinois and a modern office and showroom space for Office Revolution in Bannockburn, Illinois.