Case Studies | Landmark

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The Overview

Project Type
Office Buildout: Industrial Front Office

Project Details
Office Designs connected with Landmark at the 2016 Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Exchange event. Michael had introduced himself to Rebecca Fyffe, owner of Landmark at their booth and inquired about their environmentally-friendly practices within commercial spaces. After discussing our shared philosophy regarding LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) sustainable design principals in the commercial arena to owner Rebecca Fyffe, Landmark chose Office Designs to lead the interiors renovation and outfitting of the relocation of their operations to a larger facility.

Project Breakdown

  • 1 Executive Office
  • 10 Private Offices
  • 40 Workstations
  • 4 Collaboration Areas
  • Training/Conference Room
  • Break Room
  • Locker Room

The Team
Michael Isaac Principal Interior Designer | Office Designs
Marta Sawczuk Junior Interior Designer | Office Designs
Tom Fend Registered Architect | Studio21 Architects
Philip Citrano General Contractor | Citrano Construction Inc.
Amanda Mastenbrook Art Direction + Styling | Office Designs

The Solution

The project collaboration started before a new facility had been selected. Office Designs established the project’s programming to ensure prospective sites would meet the needs of the 24-hour business operations. Office Designs also walked through each space with Landmark to discern which locations were realistic contenders for their new location.

Upon selection of location, planning began immediately. Completing the initial interior floor, electrical, and plumbing plans of the space prior to the purchase of the facility helped fast track the project. This allowed the architecture firm to focus on exterior improvements to the property.

Once renovations were underway, focus turned back to the interiors. A minimal, modern aesthetic was the vision. A far east design approach was taken, removing pattern and wood grain from all elements to allow simple forms to create the visual interest throughout the space.

In addition to aesthetic, the space also needed to be highly durable. Epoxy floor was installed throughout the space with a vinyl cove base. Paint colors were selected in varied gray tones with vibrant spring green and yellow accents in areas that serve as hubs of activity in the facility. All lighting was replaced with LEDs, and a white quartz counter was selected in the break area for durability and to create cohesiveness with the adjacent kitchen.

When the initial furniture budget took a hit due to unexpected exterior renovations, furniture selections were value engineered to stretch the budget. Once complete, all finishes throughout the space were selected in various tones of white and gray. The use of range in hue coupled with the repetition of the components struck a balance of uniformity and harmony while creating an easy transition moving through the space.

Post occupancy, the space has been accented with art work, decals, and sculpture accenting the space with a wildlife themed motif. While this project is complete, Office Designs will be working with Landmark to outfit a new satellite office in the Arlington Heights area in the coming months.

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Landmark Pest Management/ ABC Humane Wildlifehas been serving Chicagoland home-owners, businesses, and government agencies around the clock for over 40 years. The research-based pest control firm specializes in resolving invasive wildlife, rodent, and insect issues while upholding a commitment to preventing harm to the environment and human health. As a truly innovative industry leader, they are one of the only independent companies in the market utilizing pesticide and chemical free integrated pest management programs within their strategies to stop infestation before it happens.

LOCATION Schaumburg, Illinois