Civis Analytics Offices – Chicago

  • Client Civis Analytics,
  • size 29,000 sqft
  • Year 2017
  • Location Chicago, Illinois, United States,
  • Industry Technology,
  • NELSON has designed the new offices of big data firm Civis Analytics located 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.

    Design: NELSON
    Photography: Halkin Mason Photography