CA Ventures

Project Details

Location: Chicago, IL
Space Type: Real Estate Development
Size: 23,000 Sq./Ft.
Design Firm: Cannon Design
Manufacturing Partners: Teknion, Stylex, Nienkamper, Humanscale

The Story

CA Ventures, a real estate investment firm operating across a broad spectrum of property types but with its initial success founded on student living environments, sought to create a new company headquarters that leveraged the energy and atmosphere of collegiate campuses as a means to strengthen employee recruitment and retention.

The design captures the spirit of higher education within the workplace and features unique hospitality amenities to enrich the work experience, all while keeping sustainability and green design in mind.


  • Teknion Expansion Casegoods Height adjustable desks in all offices
  • Livello height adjustable benching for 30% of workstations
  • Emphasis on open space with areas for collaboration, informal open meeting, and hoteling
  • Boardroom with curved glass walls
  • Conference rooms and enclaves provide plenty of meeting space
  • Living wall surrounds the kitchen and provides backdrop at the coffee bar/cafĂ© area