6 Chicago Workplace Design Trends for 2018

March 23, 2018

Do the downsides to open office space outweigh their benefits? Is there a design solution for beating the winter blues? These are just a few questions posed to Irvine Company leaders in design, development, construction and customer leasing. From innovative biophilic design solutions to data-based future proofing, here’s what’s next for Chicago:


1. Biophilic design greens the workplace, supports employee wellness

2. A neighborhood of remarkable experiences in a single building

3. Statement amenities drive recruitment and retention 

4. Building lobbies transform into bespoke, amenity-rich spaces

5. New “library suites” solve open office acoustic control challenges

6. Future-proofing requires data, not assumptions