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Berkeley Research Group

  • 25,000 sqft
  • The Americas

Chicago IL, USA

  • Strategy
  • Design
  • Delivery
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Strategic findings guide the design and delivery of BRG’s most high visibility workplaces.

BRG is a global advisory firm whose experts provide consultative services to organizations across all major sectors of our economy.  

Like us, BRG understands that the most successful business outcomes are derived from a thorough strategic foundation informed by the most current industry data. We partnered with BRG in New York, Chicago and Sao Paulo to develop workplace solutions that align the physical environment with the firm’s operational aspirations. Our multi-disciplinary teams then translated strategy into high performance spaces through design, project management and delivery.  

Initial investigation revealed that these locations serve as hubs for clients and staff visiting from abroad and other US offices. In addition, while BRG consultants require concentration and privacy, they engage with their teams and clients on a daily basis. These findings called for visibility in high-profile real-estate and a meticulous balance of assigned workstations, hoteling space and collaborative areas. 

In New York, we achieved a 20% reduction in private offices, shifting the focus to open workstations organized into “neighborhoods” positioned along the window wall to maximize daylight penetration. 

The design of the Chicago office leverages the same strategy and references local architecture through cues like limestone floor detailing. Staff and visitors are greeted by a wood ceiling feature that leads them through the space and onto unobstructed views of Lake Michigan and the cityscape.

In Sao Paulo, we used the standards and processes developed in the US locations and adapted them to the local context to provide yet another hub that meets local needs, but provides continuity on a global scale.

All locations borrow from hospitality concepts and incorporate working fireplaces, luxurious fabrics and plush seating to relay BRG’s global leadership position.

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