Inside Core Power’s Brick and Timber Offices

  • Client Core Power,
  • size 12,000 sqft
  • Year 2012
  • Location Chicago, Illinois, United States,
  • Industry Food / Beverage,
  • Post-workout, muscle-recovery beverage company Core Power moved into an awesome brick and timber office space in Chicago. Designed by BOX Studios, the new provides 12,000 sqft of farm-inspired workspace where the company can grow and thrive.

    Ferdinand Dimailig, Principal of BOX Studios explains,

    “The design concept is a modern interpretation of agrarian elements which pay homage to the client’s rural beginnings. Greeting visitors as they enter the space is an executive conference room designed to imitate a barn and silo. The green, translucent silo is a glowing centerpiece that doubles as the conference room entrance. Blue and green tones used throughout are reminiscent of rolling farmlands and endless sky.

    The space features many sustainable elements, including a 15′ x 25′ living wall that frames a marker-board/projection screen. This wall is the focal point of a meeting area used for brainstorming sessions, group demonstrations and casual work space where circular, multi-tiered seating and turf-grass carpet provide informal seating. To further emphasize the concept, BOX Studios capitalized on existing skylights, unobstructed perimeter windows, and an operable garage door to allow natural light to filter organically through the space.

    Other design features include a “milk bar” featuring Core Power products, a staff “corral” for mobile employees, an R & D dairy testing lab, and private offices with frameless glass fronts.”

    Design: BOX Studios
    Photography: James John Jetel,