A Tour of Origami Risk’s Chicago Office Expansion
Origami Risk, a technology company that operates as a web-based software provider for the risk and insurance industry, recently hired architecture and interior design firm Eastlake Studio to design their new office expansion in Chicago, Illinois.
“In 2016, we moved Origami Risk, a developer of risk management software, into a playfully branded space in Merchandise Mart. Just a few years later, after being recognized by Crain’s as Chicago’s Best Place to Work, they asked us to design a larger workplace with flexible elements to respond to future hiring waves. We helped them find a new home in an Eastlake-designed marketing suite, combining existing blackened metals and grey woods with the angular elements and blue accents from their former space. We even relocated dozens of 3D-printed paper cranes. The heart of Origami’s new workplace is a two-story town hall space, where we were able to combine existing light fixtures, decorative moldings and screens with new finishes and furniture to reflect an aesthetic more consistent with their culture. We added several new open lounges and tucked-away quiet areas, while integrating sophisticated, deep indigo accents. Anticipating additional growth in the future, we designed a folded-plate backlit sign in the reception area so that it can eventually be relocated when Origami expands into an adjacent suite,” says Eastlake Studio
- Location: Loop – Chicago, Illinois
- Date completed: 2018
- Size: 25,000 square feet
- Design: Eastlake Studuo
- Photos: Kendall McCaugherty/Hall + Merrick