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Sloan Valve

In the summertime of 2011, an intense rainfall and the subsequent runoff from the vast paved expanses at O'Hare resulted in a flood in the Sloan Valve offices. Although the water only reached an inch or two deep, the carpet was ruined, as well as the drywall. The carpet was pulled out immediately, and the drywall cut back to expose the metal studs. The furniture systems were able to still be used, but were due to be replaced anyway. Whitney had worked with Sloan Valve a few years earlier, in examining their work process, developing design options and installing pilot areas to support a more collaborative workplace.

 

 

Abercrombie & Kent
Downers Grove, IL | 36,000 square feet

Relocating their global headquarters from Oak Brook to Downers Grove, A&K continued their rapid expansion even through the course of design and construction, expanding by some 25%. With a strictly limited budget, the existing conditions were retained as-is including workstations and private office furniture. Additional construction enhanced A&K’s executive area and provided conferencing and training spaces. The success of the open office portion was in the careful reorganization of the myriad of departments; improving workflow and communication and inserting collaborative areas where travel experiences can be shared and discussed.

 

 

Abercrombie & Kent
Downers Grove, IL | 36,000 sqare feet

The heart of the project was in reconnecting the experience of arrival at the office with the authenticity, comfort, and inspiration of the travel experiences A&K offers.  Layers of material and light in the reception area carefully displayed ancient artifacts in a tastefully understated manor, complimenting the corporate brand.