Designing Chicago’s Premier Shared Office Space

New York-based OfficeLinks is a premier provider of office space, meeting rooms and virtual offices. The company provides facilities that are professionally staffed and fully furnished, with a state-of-the-art technology infrastructure to meet customer requirements. OfficeLinks centers also have break rooms/coffee lounges and offer secretarial and administrative services that enable clients to control cost while scaling their space to emerging needs. OfficeLinks engaged Partners by Design to design the company’s premier office space in Chicago, located on the 84th floor of the Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower).

A View to the Future

The Partners team collaborated with OfficeLinks’ in-house design staff to take space planning and interior design to the next level. The end result is a sophisticated environment that raises the bar for the industry, strongly rivaling competitors, and designed to attract high-caliber clientele for years to come. Features include:

  • Clean lines and a neutral palette that will remain fresh for years to come
  • A design that serves as an impressive backdrop for an art collection
  • Furniture that can be easily moved and/or updated at minimal cost in the future
Green and Adaptable Design

In addition to designing a modern, sophisticated space, the Partners team met the challenge of delivering a workplace that would qualify for LEED certification. The selected materials, MEP systems, and construction techniques all contributed credits necessary for LEED certification. The program incorporated Energy Star appliances, high-efficiency plumbing specifications, reduced lighting power density, CFC reduction in HVAC equipment, cabinetry composed of recyclable materials, recycled content in specified materials, low-emitting VOC materials, and FSC-certified woods.

  • Square Feet: 30,000

  • Location: Chicago, IL

  • Industry: Corporate

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