Coyote Logistics is an awesome story. A 2006 start-up, Coyote continues on a path of tremendous growth and innovation (see Coyote Logistics). The “Den” project follows an earlier engagement of Partners by Design involving interior design services for Coyote’s expansion from 20,000 to 110,000 square feet in the Green Exchange Building. The bustling Den, located on the building’s fifth floor penthouse, is sure to build the buzz that escalated when Coyote was named #1 in the Midsize Category on the Chicago Tribune’s 2011 and 2012 Best Workplaces list. Coyote was also named by Inc. Magazine in 2012 as one of America’s 100 top job creators.
Of the Den’s 12,000-square-foot floor area, one third is “party” space, while two-thirds is reconfigurable, collaborative work space. Exuding the creativity of the youthful company and its employees, the Den is bright and “f-ing cool”—per specific direction from Coyote’s CEO.
From the outset, Partners by Design grasped the design goal of this client, whose five-year growth rate is reported by the company to be 41,438%. Partners sought to accommodate changing team sizes and growth spurts within a bright environment that would encourage communication and blend the Den with work spaces. The results: