TrueBlue

In the Old Post Office, Skender constructed an 82,500-square-foot headquarters for TrueBlue, a leading workforce solution provider, to provide the tenant with large, open, collaborative spaces and an impactful café that took advantage of the Old Post Office’s high ceilings. Through experience gained by leading more than 600,000 square feet of interior construction in this high-profile historic redevelopment, Skender advises clients on how to thoughtfully reuse and restore historic Art Deco features of the original buildings while meeting their technological and workflow needs for connectivity and collaboration.

Equity Residential

We successfully renovated Equity Residential’s 75,000-SF Chicago workspace during the COVID-19 pandemic with an enhanced focus on safety, sanitization and remote collaboration. The finished space features a new atrium with a connecting staircase.

Morton Salt

A two-floor interior office build-out at 444 W. Lake Street. Completed project includes conference rooms, huddle rooms, team areas and opening office benching. Design features include custom floor graphics, video wall and custom millwork planters throughout the space.

PayPal/Braintree

An interior build-out for online payment technology firm at the Merchandise Mart. Finished space includes open conference rooms, open plan areas, demonstration area, storage rooms, break rooms and IDF/server rooms.

Sprout Social

This 64,000-SF build-out helped the client expand its operations by adding open-office seating, interior private offices, flex space, conference rooms, a training room, large boardroom, makers space, two additional intermediate distribution frame (IDF) rooms, as well as a second café with full presentation capabilities. The tech-driven project required the restoration of the HVAC system and addition of a unique underfloor electrical infrastructure. Watch the video >>

United Way

28,000-square-foot office relocation and buildout for non-profit organization. Collaborative, modern office space completed on expedited schedule. (January 2013 – April 2013)

Morton Salt

53,000-square-foot 2-floor interior build-out at 444 W. Lake Street. Includes conference rooms, huddle rooms, team areas and opening office benching. Design features include custom floor graphics, video wall and custom millwork planters throughout space.

Mead Johnson Nutrition

64,000-square-foot interior office build-out for Mead Johnson, a leading nutrition company for babies and children. The baby formula company has relocated its corporate headquarters from Glenview to 444 W. Lake St in downtown Chicago. The three-floor project included a 1,500-square-foot slab cut for a self-supporting feature staircase with custom rails and a 2,000-square-foot one-of-a-kind Arktura ceiling baffle system. (October 2016 – March 2017)

Enova

Three-floor interior build-out of open-plan corporate office space. Project includes full-floor call center with 24-hour supplemental heating and cooling.