Civis Analytics, a technology company that helps companies leverage their data to develop smarter strategy and make better decisions, recently hired architecture & design firm NELSON, to design their new offices in Chicago, Illinois.
“Upon reviewing their real estate opportunities in the wake of increasing growth in staff operations, Civis Analytics decided to uproot and find a new space that was reflective of their culture to grow into. With a history of renovating existing spaces, the team selected a building in the Chicago Loop to build on a fully gutted floor. Looking to create a technological vibe, the NELSON team, in conjunction with Civis Analytics, pulled inspiration from various avenues including the social media platform, Pinterest. Simple materials, charcoal shades, and the use of glass helped inspire transparency throughout the open office environment. High pops of color were added in the form of graphics. Meeting spaces, phone rooms, and a large cafeteria with bleacher style seating provide employees with breakout space for collaboration. Budgetary guidelines created a unique challenge for the design team. To provide the look of a competitive technology company for less, NELSON utilized cost effective finishes and furniture selections. Additionally, the team made use of existing finishes such as exposed ceilings to add to the high-tech feel. The result is a vast, branded space that provides room for expected growth,” says NELSON