Blue Office

Blue Office

Chicago, Illinois


The challenge of Blue Office was to at once divide the 18,000-square-foot floor plate into distinct zones, while also unifying the space into a cohesive whole. Throughout, clear and frosted glass partitions produce enclosure, while a 150-foot-long feature wall and a rich blue elevator and stair core are visible from every space in the office. The feature wall is constructed from custom formed recycled fiberboard fins, and the glowing core is clad in backlit blue acrylic panels. The simple palette provides the client with an efficient and calm workplace, which utilizes materials for their best qualities.

Project Type



14,800 square feet 


Bear Construction


McGuire Engineers, MEP
ARUP, Acoustical


2013 AIA Chicago Interior Architecture Award – Citation of Merit


Lynch, Brad, David Brininstool, and Reed Kroloff. Brininstool Lynch: Making Architecture. New York: The Monacelli Press, 2019.
Patton, Lindsay Howald. “Brininstool + Lynch: Enova.” Green Building & Design (gb&d), May 2014.
Hooper, Emily. "Tietz Baccon Dials Down the Volume in a Textural Chicago Office." Architect’s Newspaper Online, March 15, 2013.


Christopher Barrett