The renovated space is located in Chicago’s historically significant and presently vibrant Meatpacking District. The loft-style layout of the existing two-story 56,000 square foot Art Deco structure was maintained throughout the renovation. A mix of private offices, open areas, and collaborative spaces characterize these real estate developer corporate headquarters. The truly unique elements of the renovation lie in the extras and specific amenities of the office. A small gym and complementing saunas sit at the center of the space. Skylights are cut into the existing roof and flood the work areas as well as the multi-functional break room with natural light. The break room can function as a meeting area, game room, yoga studio, as well as an area for dining adjacent to the full service, chef-maintained kitchen. This convenience alone sets the office apart as it relates to the food distribution legacy of the near-by Fulton Market and Restaurant Row. Items reclaimed from the client’s previous projects include wood and steel support bands from a deconstructed water tower, as well as terracotta panels, bits of machinery, and various found objects from other buildings connected to the client. These items are integrated into the design and showcased throughout the space. The renovation of the space within a building constructed in 1935 posed a few unique challenges. Interior walls had to mitigate the ever changing slope of a nearly eighty year old slab while minimizing these irregularities visually. A structural modification at an exit stair involved removing an old reinforced concrete bathroom and presented another design and construction obstacle. Also, the skylights cut into the roof required larger than usual curbs to accommodate a secondary roof that was discovered during construction. Basic materiality of concrete, glass, and steel- accompanied with natural materials of wood, hemp, and wool- as well as the reuse of materials/ found objects -composed the palette used in the design of the renovation. Brick cladding lines a small conference room and reception area. A living wall also adorns the reception. Custom lighting was employed in stairwells, hallways, conference rooms, and lounge areas.