Skender Construction Completes Sleek New Space for PSAV
Skender Construction has completed construction on a new two-floor office space for PSAV, a global event technology service provider. The 75,000 square foot space at 5100 River Road in Schiller Park, IL features a bright, open design to encourage teamwork and collaboration.
The design utilizes natural light and high-end finishes for a warm, modern feel. Open work stations run along the windowed outer walls. Conference rooms and private offices are located in the space’s interior and feature full glass fronts to capture natural light. Ceilings were raised and partially opened to create a sense of openness and visual appeal. The main café includes large booths for impromptu gatherings.
“The new space has changed the work environment for PSAV,” said Skender senior project manager Ashlee York. “The space is more open and connected – people talk more and gather more.”
An internal stair, a major design feature, connects the office’s two floors. The custom staircase is slightly curved, to mirror the curved outer wall of the building. The nontraditional shape required close collaboration between trade partners, suppliers and structural engineers to fabricate each piece in sequence and to stay on schedule.
The new space in Schiller Park houses PSAV’s corporate office. The more than 200 employees of the corporate office moved into the space in July 2015. PSAV’s corporate office was previously located in Schaumburg, IL.
“PSAV continues to grow in the global event technology marketplace and we needed an office that reflected who we really are,” stated Annette Moody, Senior Vice President, Product Management, PSAV. “Working with Skender, Solomon Cordwell Buenz, and Savills Studley, we were able to create an office environment to allow for a new level of collaboration and communication.”
Savills Studley was the owner’s representative for this project, Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB) provided the architecture and design services, Sentinel Technologies was the technology consultant and ESD provided the mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineer services.