The new office building houses three floors of workspace for the front-office management and baseball operations that look out to the iconic ballpark and The Park at Wrigley. This much-needed addition to the Wrigleyville area and update to the clients Headquarters’ previously window-less office has greatly improved the workplace for the current and future employees of the franchise. The new office was timed perfectly with the re-emergence of the brand and the win of the 2016 World Series. This energy was infused within their new space with iconic notes only fit for Wrigley – ivy, brick, and branding colors throughout. With the space to support an infusion of work and play, the attraction and retention goals of the client are an easy home run. In addition to these improvements, the client kept sustainability at the forefront. Daylighting and views for a healthier workplace, biophilic accents such as wood and ivy, and occupancy sensors throughout are just a few of the more visible aspects. Features like reduced-flow plumbing, low-VOC paints and adhesives, and recycled content are the more behind-the-scenes happenings that contribute points towards the pursuance of LEED certification.
The new office provides spaces for varied work styles and collaboration spaces. Along with the 100% height-adjustable desking and televisions viewed from every angle, employees are sure to never miss a home run. All employees are equipped with laptops and the wi-fi is strong, so movement is encouraged. Staff can review games while working seated at an oversized horseshoe-shaped sofa and ottoman around six large television screens during the height of baseball season. There are also multiple lounge settings on each floor that feel more like a living room than an office. Regardless of the floor you’re visiting or the day you happen to be there, you’ll find groups meeting in collaboration spaces or cafes. The floors also provide numerous meeting rooms and huddle alcoves to serve any sized group. This introduction of hospitality and residential design into a workplace setting provides the accommodations to support the idea that everyone works differently. Special attention was given to the top floor with a large entertaining space that even provides an outdoor terrace. This space is used for parties and game day celebrations but on off-days or away games, serves as even another workplace setting.