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UrbanWorks

The National Building

Address

125 S. Clark St. #2070
Enter on Clark & take farthest elevator on left to 20

Neighborhood

Downtown

Hours

Sat, Oct 19: 10am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 20: Closed

Family Friendly Refreshments Available Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible Photography Prohibited

Building

D.H. Burnham & Co., 1907

Interior

UrbanWorks, 2018

Description

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 café-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.

Visitor Experience

Tour the office of this internationally-recognized architecture firm.