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The National Building

This is an archived listing.


125 S. Clark St., Suite 2070




D.H. Burnham & Co., 1907


UrbanWorks, 2018


UrbanWorks' office is located in the vintage National Building in the Chicago Loop. The main studio is a single, shared space that encourages constant communication and collaboration. Additional areas support sustained ideation, including a conference room and "Idea Space" that allows for less formal impromptu gathering in small groups in a cafe-like setting. Naturally stained wood slats provide a visually permeable separation between reception and studio and help obscure building services at the ceiling. Cork floors continue the palette of light and sustainable materials. Low-slung gray, white, and orange workstations keep the primary workspace bright and engaging. A glass-enclosed conference room permits acoustic privacy while expanding the perceived size of the reception area and reinforcing the theme of openness that drives the office and all its work.

Archived In

2019 , 2021