Project's Summary

Innovative Design at 35 E Wacker, 14th Floor: A New Generation of Office Space

The Lamar Johnson Collaborative architectural studio has created a unique and innovative office space on the 14th floor of 35 E Wacker in Chicago. The space, spanning an impressive 20,000 square feet, is a far cry from the typical, monolithic office design. Instead, the space has been designed to offer a range of "vignettes," designed to encourage individuality, promote innovation, and retain the best talent.

A Patchwork of Vignettes

The space is designed to bring together a range of disparate workplaces and zones, with an installation that weaves throughout the space and provides thematic unity. The installation, designed and fabricated by Forum Studio, is a leaf-like structure made up of more than 1,500 individual pieces. It introduces the reception area, hovers over common spaces, and weaves through the building core. As visitors pass underneath the leaves, the installation expands and dips in response to specific pressure points. At the extremities of the installation, leaves gradually dissipate, creating a unique and dynamic space.

Hands-On Innovation

The design and custom fabrication of the installation set the tone for Forum Studio's culture of hands-on innovation and progressive design aesthetic. The space is designed to nurture creativity and innovation, providing a range of different work environments to suit different needs. From collaborative workspaces to private offices, the space is designed to promote individuality and encourage innovation.

Thematic Unity

The leaf-like installation provides a strong sense of thematic unity throughout the space, tying together the different workplaces and zones. The installation is a stunning visual centerpiece that sets the tone for the entire space, creating a unique and dynamic environment that is sure to inspire and impress. The Lamar Johnson Collaborative has created a new generation of office space that promotes creativity, innovation, and individuality, setting the stage for the future of workplace design.

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