Award-winning architecture, design, and strategy firm NELSON Worldwide announced its relocation to a new office space in Chicago. Situated on the 17th floor of 30 West Monroe in the Loop, the new office underscores the significance of streamlining space to foster collaboration among employees to cultivate impactful work. Relocating within the same building as its previous space, NELSON remains in the heart of the city in close proximity to both clients and commuting employees.

In embracing a hybrid work model, NELSON sought an office tailored to their evolving spatial demands. Deliberately downsized to 6,000 square feet, the new office brings in-office colleagues closer together, offering workspaces and amenities that cater to individual needs and preferences.

NELSON reimagined the spec suite to seamlessly accommodate the team's workflows and operational requirements, while infusing it with personality and color. Despite the reduction in size, the gains for the NELSON team are substantial as the new space offers enhanced functionality and amenities. Recognizing the importance of collaborative and client-facing areas, the team incorporated a charette room and a conference room tailored for client meetings into the new office layout. The absence of these spaces in their previous office setup emphasized their importance as additions to the new space. Alongside additional huddle spaces equipped with AV capabilities, it boasts two private wellness rooms, a welcoming lounge area, and a café with abundant seating. Drawing inspiration from hospitality and residential design, the new space exudes comfort and versatility. 

The reception area showcases a captivating mural by local artist Beth Swanson. Embracing sustainable practices, NELSON will be reselling all previous furniture in an effort to give them a second life, while furnishings in the new space are sourced second-hand. Through thoughtful design, the new office provides an ideal environment for NELSON employees to flourish.