Chicago Design Network is a Chicago architecture and interior design firm located in the West Loop of Chicago, IL. Founded in 1985, our firm is committed to the seamless integration of sustainable project design and the business environment. There is great value in a thoughtfully designed work environment—one that works with and for the user. By engaging our clients as creative partners throughout the entire design process, we are able to deliver tailored solutions that maximize client satisfaction.
We strive to bring our clients cutting edge results that help to a build a better future for the current user and future generations. With over 38 years of business architecture experience, Chicago Design Network excels at catering to the diverse needs of our clients. Our personalized project teams are creating true reflections of the brand, personality and needs of the firms we serve.
What we do
Chicago Design Network is the choice of major real estate owners and property managers for market repositioning or strengthening a building’s tenant mix. Our services include: architecture, branding, building design, feasibility studies, furniture assistance, innovation strategies, interior design, master planning, office planning, permit assistance, project management, and site planning.
We think beyond traditional architecture and design services. Our brand concepts and strategies grow organically from our architectural solutions. Our team of thinkers, architects, and designers have worked with top global brands to create and build dynamic and lasting branding solutions. Our branding expertise includes: brand activation, brand architecture, brand interiors, brand positioning, brand strategies, brand voice, emerging brands, mature brands, and new brands.
We engage our clients as partners in the design process. At the core of every project is an ongoing conversation to ensure we fully understand the project goals and drivers. Our senior project architects bring a wide range of experience to the table. This is critical to quickly grasp complex business or technology requirements. We never stop learning and never stop asking why or how. Long-term relationships foster a deep understanding of project priorities. Our solutions reflect these priorities as well as important corporate values and culture.
Personalized project teams
Our project delivery is based on a single point of contact. The project architect will lead the team through all phases from programming though move in. Based on project size or technical requirements, the full team will be assembled to provide optimal expertise, support and attention to detail. The project architect will remain the primary contact, but any team member can be contacted for customer support. Each project receives the team skills necessary to meet the schedule and design goals while the single point of contact ensures continuity and design clarity.
Customized for every need
We build our teams for the long run. Trust and comprehension grow through experience and shared history. Corporate real-estate teams are provided with the same team regardless of project location. This is critical for fast-track projects where there is little start-up time. This also assures that lessons learned are not lessons lost. With licenses to practice in 30+ states, we meet you where the work is. Our central location assures easy and affordable access to all U.S. markets. Our experience with diverse and wide-spread project teams assures we know how to keep the team aligned and working together.
Our senior project teams enable quick response to strategic missions.
With a dedicated, long-term team of senior project architects, we can respond quickly with minimal lead time. Chicago Design Network provides a team experienced in tenant development and property management, available on call for leasing meetings or construction issues.
Single point of contact (SPOC) relationships provide insight and historic perspective.
Having a single point of contact (SPOC) team means that your needs are addressed by the same people throughout the entire process. At Chicago Design Network, you are set to work with professionals that have been with your project from the ground up.
Our core team produces favorable quality and quantity in an efficient manner.
We provide a highly-skilled and experienced core team that’s able to deliver large or complex designs on the tightest schedules.Our project strategies and processes ensure that we deliver projects on time and on budget.
Our quick-thinking single point of contact (SPOC) teams maintain your brand’s image and standards.
Our small-scale SPOC teams easily maintain corporate image and workplace standards while working across product-line groups or internal corporate silos. Chicago Design Network’s strategic location allows quick and economical access to all North American markets.
We work to make your office a more collaborative, effective and fresh environment.
At Chicago Design Network, we work to develop strategic partnerships between our team and yours. We align your core business strategy with your workplace environment, creating a space that make you and your team feel empowered in. Our spaces enable a sense of freedom that allow for more collaboration, improving workplace productivity.
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