McTigue Financial Group

A “Best Place to Work” Now Looking Its Best

McTigue Financial Group chose Partners by Design to expand and improve on the design of its space on the 46th and 47th floors of 1 North Upper Wacker Drive in downtown Chicago. The company, named by Crain’s Chicago Business as one of the Best Places to Work in Chicago for five consecutive years, was ranked in 2013 by Crain’s as #5 on the prestigious list. Partners was asked to design the spaces for consolidated work flow; update finishes; specify new paint and carpet; select new furniture and fixtures; and ensure a sophisticated, timeless result.

Coordination Was Key

Partners worked closely with client representatives to resolve an installation timing challenge. The company already occupied the 46th floor but there was no room there to relocate employees temporarily while work proceeded. As a result, the remodeling work on this phase of the project commenced on Friday evenings and was put back in place to accommodate employees arriving for work on Monday mornings. The 47th floor renovation, involving smaller offices and better existing conditions on use of space, proceeded without the need for after-hours build-out and installations.

Accounting for Every Element

As part of the scope of work, Partners by Design:

  • Redesigned the CEO’s private office and conference room
  • Remodeled an outdated pantry; installed a new banquette
  • Selected new furnishings for the 47th floor, carefully matching or coordinating these with existing pieces
  • Selected and installed new furniture for the 46th floor reception area, where clients are greeted
  • Added a training facility on the 47th floor for education of new hires and continuing education programs for existing employees; consists of two 12-seat rooms separated by a movable wall partition, allowing for conversion of the space to a 24-seat training room
  • Accommodated the owner’s extensive photography collection as decorative features on walls throughout the space
  • Square Feet: 2 Floors | 55,000 Total

  • Location: Chicago, IL

  • Industry: Financial

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