Two Skender Projects Earn “Coolest Offices” Honor from Crain’s Chicago Business
This week, Crain’s Chicago Business announced its selection of the coolest offices in Chicagoland. Two Skender-built projects earned recognition:
HAVI: Skender recently completed interior construction of the new headquarters for supply chain management firm HAVI. The space spans the top four floors of 345 N Morgan – an office building that also earned standalone recognition for being one of Chicago’s “Coolest Offices” by Crain’s (details below). HAVI’s workspace features custom millwork with a mix of wood and metals, Allsteel demountable office fronts with wood doors, striking lighting and branding elements, a town hall space with a custom concrete gas fireplace, pantries on each floor, lab and video editing areas, a mix of huddle and conference rooms, and substantial audiovisual features.
The project team included Savills as project manager, Partners by Design as architect, Syska Hennessy as engineer, Henricksen as the furniture dealer, and Skender as general contractor.
345 N Morgan: In October 2022, Skender completed new construction of the hospitality-infused office and retail development for Sterling Bay. The 200,000-square-foot building, located in Chicago’s Fulton Market neighborhood, was intentionally designed for a lifestyle work environment with amenities and workspaces built for flexibility. The amenity-rich building includes private outdoor terraces on each floor, a 5,000-square-foot roof deck with sweeping views of the Chicago skyline, a conservatory bar and lounge with a double-sided fireplace, a full-service fitness center, a coworking library and several high-tech conference spaces to meet the evolving needs of an increasingly virtual workforce.
The project team, which swiftly completed the building in just 13 months, included Eckenhoff Saunders Architects, JLL Construction and Skender.