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  • 15,000 sqft
  • The Americas

Chicago IL, USA

  • Design
  • Delivery
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ACCME’s new headquarters balances the needs of employees, stakeholders, and visitors in a collaborative and elegant environment.

The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education is responsible for the identification, development, and promotion of standards pertaining to the ongoing education of physicians and medical personnel. Their mission is to constantly improve the performance of physicians and the medical care that they provide to patients.

We partnered with ACCME to create a brand new headquarters that accurately aligns with the goals of the organization and the needs of those who use it to create a less corporate environment with a warmer atmosphere resembling a high-end residence. Through a visioning session, two overarching themes emerged which drove our design; precision and nurturing engagement.

The space strikes a balance between these two concepts resulting in a beautiful environment highlighted by strong architectural detailing and hospitality-focused breakout spaces. We specifically designed areas to be welcoming and relaxed to promote interactions that build consensus with ACCME’s various constituents.

The space also strikes a balance between the needs of the public and ACCME staff. A central corridor links the public reception space with the staff area to create a modular office that can be easily modified to suit the varying needs of employees, stakeholders, and visitors over time.

Finishes and architectural elements include white marble, rich Walnut, and infusions of royal blue color. Windows are exposed to bring in natural light and showcase the architecture of the Chicago skyline.

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