In a relocation to 300 South Riverside Plaza in Chicago’s West Loop, fintech company SpiderRock wanted its new space to reflect the company’s personality. As the project architect, Partners by Design took full advantage of the tall ceilings and open plan to physically introduce SpiderRock’s brand into the office architecture. Walls, soffits, glass partitions and millwork were set at free angles to reference the rock formations of a canyon landscape. The design plan added character to the otherwise linear floor plan. Ergonomics like sit-to-stand desks and more extensive power and data requirements were incorporated into all of the work settings. Social spaces were increased, including a large break room that doubles as casual collaboration space throughout the day. Seeking to interject a bit of whimsy, Partners by Design incorporated a repurposed ski lift chair and commissioned artwork into the space design.