Skender Expands in Chicago with Move to 38,000-SF Space in Fulton Market
Skender, one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing contractors, has helped many organizations attract talented employees by building out inviting workplace interiors that promote collaboration and well-being. Now the Chicago-based firm has done the same for its own headquarters space, in a relocation and expansion lease in the Fulton Market district.
Skender is moving into its new 38,000-square-foot space at 1330 W. Fulton, a Sterling Bay property known as Fulton West. The new location is 50 percent larger than its previous space at 200 W. Madison to accommodate Skender’s rapid growth, and the move to Fulton Market reflects the firm’s high-energy culture.
“We set out to build a premier office space that fits our culture and enables us to continue hiring top construction talent,” said CEO Mark Skender. “In two years, we have doubled in size, growing from 114 to 226 employees.”
The flexible, open-plan workspace features exposed concrete ceilings and numerous collaboration spaces with the latest video conferencing technology. Three large multipurpose rooms feature overhead doors that open to a central corridor and coffee bar. A variety of unique lounge spaces create an inviting environment for teamwork.
“This is an exciting milestone for Skender,” said President Justin Brown. “Through our work for clients, we’ve seen how a dynamic, appealing workplace can help attract the best employees and sets the table for collaboration and innovation.”
Serving as general contractor, Skender worked with architect Perkins+Will to complete its new headquarters.