Architect Perkins + Will will relocate to the north tower of the Wrigley Building in early 2016, moving from its current home at 330 N. Wabush.
Chicago is the practice’s founding office, and is the largest in its global network, employing more than 250 architects, interior designers and planners. The Chicago office is growing as Perkins + Will celebrates its 80th anniversary.
“This is an exciting time for Perkins+Will,” said Chicago managing director Gina Berndt in a news release. “Our new office in the landmark Wrigley Building symbolizes our commitment to staying in downtown Chicago in a vibrant space that will build on our distinctive culture and responsiveness to our clients.”
Construction on the new office is expected to begin in September, and is planned to be LEED Platinum certified. The office is being designed as an open plan, highly flexible “living lab,” sparking new ideas among architects, planners, and interior designers.
“We are intentionally designing our new offices with few walls and private offices, developing a hub of creativity across business sectors where employees will have more choices to meet in small or large groups, formally and informally, in open spaces or in conference rooms,” said design director Tim Wolfe.