Garnett Architects
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Our business is structured differently, so we think differently: Gone is the assembly line process of the large corporate firm, GARNETT provides personalized services with a fully engaged team from project start to finish.
JAMES HARDIE BUILDING PRODUCTS, INC

JAMES HARDIE BUILDING PRODUCTS, INC

Chicago, IL 67,734 RSF

With breathtaking views of the Chicago River and Lake Michigan, GARNETT’s design for James Hardie’s headquarters reinforces their image of stability and strength with an emphasis on creating transparency and flow throughout the various neighborhoods.

JAMES HARDIE BUILDING PRODUCTS, INC
PLANT PLUS FOODS

PLANT PLUS FOODS

Chicago, IL 5,000 RS

Plant Plus Foods, headquartered in Chicago’s famous Fulton Market District, offers plant-based protein products rooted in nutrition and culinary expertise using state-of-the-art technology in association with their parent companies ADM and Marfrig. The space is a “co-creation hub” that provides dual functionality between cooking and hosting events, with an agile office and meeting space. GARNETT helped them achieve this through flexible office planning and by creating an efficient, open, impactful, and “exploratory” kitchen for collaborating with plant-based food industry stakeholders, retailers, and chefs to develop new products.

PLANT PLUS FOODS
320 SANGAMON LOBBY/AMENITY FLOOR

320 SANGAMON LOBBY/AMENITY FLOOR

Chicago, IL 20,000 RSF

GARNETT completed lobby, elevator, and amenity space designs for this new Class A development in the Fulton Market area of Chicago’s West Loop. A high end industrial loft/hospitality concept was stitched into all areas of design; from the entry/reception lounge to the tenant bar/lounge/terrace/conference spaces & fitness center on the 13th Floor overlooking Chicago’s dramatic skyline.

320 SANGAMON LOBBY/AMENITY FLOOR
ZO CLUBHOUSE

ZO CLUBHOUSE

Chicago, IL 7,500 RSF

The innovative tenant-centric ZO concept takes tenant amenities to a whole new level in this inviting bar/lounge & hospitality/service oriented space for tenants at this Chicago riverfront gem. GARNETT endeavored to give this ZO suite a unique spin in a retail location within the historic atrium of the 1920’s Classical Revival building. The space includes lounges, conference and work spaces, nap/travel pods, and flexible space for health and beauty services.

ZO CLUBHOUSE
WEST MONROE HEADQUARTERS

WEST MONROE HEADQUARTERS

Chicago, IL 151,229 RSF

This multi-floor relocation in Chicago’s Loop encompassed almost 180,000 rentable square feet of creative and collaborative environments for a young and mobile workforce. As a consulting firm, West Monroe focused on creating a “client-ready” space where they can engage directly with their customers in ways that enhance the interactive experience and allow the development and expression of complex ideas. The majority of the space is based on a flexible free-addressing environment, with a wide variety of impromptu collaboration areas that encourage movement throughout the work day.

WEST MONROE HEADQUARTERS
WEST MONROE MINNEAPOLIS

WEST MONROE MINNEAPOLIS

Minneapolis, MN 42,350 RSF

In an effort to create better synergies and reinforce the company culture, GARNETT helped West Monroe stitch together two creative groups that were separated located in Minneapolis. The modern loft building selected afforded an opportunity to create an open atrium style space that was fundamentally designed as an interactive collaborative client focused environment throughout. Concepts of transparency, openness, and innovation are also expressed in all the materials and details of this dynamic two story office. A separate penthouse lounge, roof deck, and entertainment suite was designed by GARNETT for West Monroe’s exclusive use as part of the program.

WEST MONROE MINNEAPOLIS
FOX32

FOX32

15,000 RSF

With the renovation of FOX32’s WFLD Chicago newsroom & support spaces, and construction of new executive offices, GARNETT’s design celebrates the vibrant and frenetic qualities of the news industry while still providing private and contemplative areas for respite. The first and second floor renovation includes digital studios, edit suites, private and collaborative workspaces, conference rooms, phone rooms, a modern café nook, and strategically located coffee stations. The addition of exterior windows overlooking the newsroom and the liberal use of glass partitions throughout the space added transparency and natural light to the entire space and highlighted all the interactions and activity of that make WFLD’s environment so unique.

FOX32
STACKS BAR/LOUNGE & LIBRARY

STACKS BAR/LOUNGE & LIBRARY

190 South LaSalle, Chicago, IL 30,000 RSF

The penthouse floor of 190 South LaSalle already included a beautiful former law library, but GARNETT modernized and refurbished the existing library and replaced the adjacent traditional office space with a trendy new bar, tenant amenity, and event space. The complex volumes are the result of colliding rooflines in the building’s structure, and while the design was uniquely challenging – the results were uniquely inspiring!

STACKS BAR/LOUNGE & LIBRARY
FREEWHEEL MARKETING

FREEWHEEL MARKETING

33 West Monroe, Chicago, IL 40,000

After adopting an agile workplace framework across their organization, FreeWheel Marketing (formerly Strata) a Comcast Company, needed a new Chicago Headquarters that better suited their company culture, and offered greater opportunities for both collaboration and focused private space. GARNETT directed the planning, selection, and design, of a relocation to a spectacular six story atrium floor at 33 W Monroe in Chicago. Their 40,000 square foot floor includes a “building-within-a-building” as a backdrop to their dynamic reception area – a unique space that functions as a formal boardroom, and converts to a large company presentation/event space via a vertical folding glass partition. A large café space provides a key transition zone between reception, a collaborative public space, and organizational open office areas.

FREEWHEEL MARKETING
EDELSON PC

EDELSON PC

350 N LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 14,000

Breaking the mold for law firms with their new space, Edelson PC was looking for flexible, inspirational, and youthful space that reflected their unique culture. With the feel of an industrial loft, their new floors at 350 N LaSalle include a volleyball court, a golf simulator, and a chic open café with street art spray painted on the focal walls. The design highlights include custom sliding barn doors to provide extra wide openings at partner offices, polished concrete floors & exposed concrete columns, a hanging lounge chair, and a large centrally located communicating stair which connects the two floors of their space.

EDELSON PC
ALI GROUP / SCOTSMAN

ALI GROUP / SCOTSMAN

Vernon Hills, IL 92,000 RSF

Imagine a desk sitting in the midst of an old growth, hardwood forest, with a cool breeze rustling the leaves around you. That’s the sensation GARNETT was able to capture in the interior spaces of this spectacular modern suburban office building, set amongst the trees in Vernon Hills. An authentic Italian café, a product showcase space, cutting edge research and development facilities, and national training center environments, intersperse the yawning volumes of space reserved for employee workspace. ALI Group’s US Headquarters will take your breath away!

ALI GROUP / SCOTSMAN
CDW HEADQUARTERS

CDW HEADQUARTERS

Lincolnshire, IL 209,000 RSF

The relocation of CDW’s headquarters to Lincolnshire, Illinois was a monumental undertaking. Staff from three different facilities were brought together in this 209,000 RSF project which included connecting two buildings with a newly designed three story sky bridge and redevelopment of a shared ground level atrium space to act as the primary building entry point. The design style is both fluid and organic, the plans incorporate new and creative collaborative areas, and the space achieves a high population density without compromising an individual’s need for private space and unique geographic identities.

CDW HEADQUARTERS
CN TRAINING EXCELLENCE CENTER

CN TRAINING EXCELLENCE CENTER

Homewood, IL 60,000 RSF

CN approached GARNETT Architects, LLC with a request to develop a cutting edge educational building designed to train the next generation of railroaders. Over the course of almost 3 years, GARNETT worked with CN to shape the program and evaluate potential sites for a new buildings, before deciding to construct the Training Excellence Center adjacent to their US Headquarters in Homewood, Illinois. A generous public space in the new building anchors two stories of highly specialized training rooms along with other teaching and administrative spaces – including a transportation lab, simulation rooms, and direct access to welding shops, live track, and a locomotive repair shop.

CN TRAINING EXCELLENCE CENTER
R29 BAR / LOUNGE

R29 BAR / LOUNGE

Chicago, IL 5,000 RSF

CN approached GARNETT Architects, LLC with a request to develop a cutting edge educational building designed to train the next generation of railroaders. Over the course of almost 3 years, GARNETT worked with CN to shape the program and evaluate potential sites for a new buildings, before deciding to construct the Training Excellence Center adjacent to their US Headquarters in Homewood, Illinois. A generous public space in the new building anchors two stories of highly specialized training rooms along with other teaching and administrative spaces – including a transportation lab, simulation rooms, and direct access to welding shops, live track, and a locomotive repair shop.

R29 BAR / LOUNGE
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