Chicago, IL | Approx. 17,000 SF
Founded in 2012, One North Interactive (ONI) is a cutting-edge marketing agency offering digital strategy and creative services. Prior to occupying their new headquarters, this vibrant, energetic firm was in a sublet space, which was over-crowded, segmented and lacked meeting space. The goals for the new space were to create an environment which would reflect their culture, reinforce their brand and facilitate collaborative idea-sharing. BOX Studios proceeded to capture the spirit of this young company by providing thoughtful and intelligent architectural design solutions.
ONI’s branding is showcased through a custom-designed reception desk sheathed in sleek, glossy materials and the company’s bold red brand color. A media wall behind the desk displays ONI’s digital prowess, running dynamic displays including ONI’s logo, core values, and services. Mindful space planning and the use of interior glass partitions maximizes natural light throughout the office, helping to promote productivity and personal wellness. The majority of employees in the open office share a close proximity to natural light. Meeting rooms located on the perimeter windows have full glass fronts where city views and natural light can be shared by all. The private offices are strategically located on the interior core of the space. The offices also have glass fronts to allow natural light into the rooms. The glass also gives the company leaders a visual connection to their staff which promotes a sense of approachability and an “open door policy”.
The spacious, centralized break area works as the heart of the company. It is a multi-purpose space; with its variety of seating types, it lends itself to be used for meeting, eating, and entertaining. Additionally, two over-sized TV monitors and dry-erase paint offer additional function and flexibility for a range of activities from brain-storming sessions and all-hands meeting presentations to breaking news and March Madness viewings.