Location: Chicago, IL
Space Type: Commercial Office
Size: 25,700 Sq./Ft.
General Contractor: Skender
Architecture & Design Firm: Gensler
Project Manager: CBRE
Manufacturing Partners: Teknion, Studio TK, Luum, Allermuir, Andreu World, Bernhardt Design & Textiles, Blu Dot, Coalesse, Nienkamper, Surface Tech
Photography: © Gensler / Gillian Fry
For over 30 years, Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), has been the leading independent provider of maintenance support and financial services to the business aviation industry. The goal for their new office was to create a well-designed showcase space with an inviting feel in Chicago’s desirable Fulton Market neighborhood. The end result is an elevated, inviting space, ideal to host clients and company-wide meetings while also alluring employees to a fresh environment as the pandemic wanes.
For this project, Office Revolution was invited to participate in the RFP process by Gensler. We worked closely with the firm and JSSI to propose and specify options for Teknion District and Height-Adjustable Benching workstations, private offices, ancillary furniture, and Teknion Architectural Interiors. Bundling demountable walls with the furniture package allowed us to provide JSSI with a seamless fit and finish to the overall curation. Under Gensler’s direction, we designed the space to meet the client’s vision for a high-end residential aesthetic with commercial grade furniture, while keeping the project within budget.
Floor-to-ceiling windows on the 13th floor of this Green St high rise mimic the sensation of flight, and the tufted seating, biophilia and accessories throughout provide organic hues alluding to the natural elements when viewed from a breathless elevation. From the moment visitors enter, they’re welcomed by warm Bernhardt Neighborhood, Becca, and Bombom reception seating. In the café, the Blu Dot Puff Puff lounge chairs and Cleon Modular Sectional Sofa comfortably envelope visitors and provide respite. We even sourced specially designed Kellex Cullen Chairs that accommodate a unique seat height to situate perfectly beneath the custom 15’ long table crafted from an airplane wing.
In addition to navigating the turbulence of supply chain logistics and a brand-new building still under construction, our seasoned design and project management teams were able to creatively conceptualize and materialize a custom Surface Tech 15’ (in diameter!) round board room table, featuring a tambour wood base, flip/top swing gate and detailed electrical design. This aptly named Impressus table peers through crystal clear Teknion Focus architectural walls, overlooking moss wall greenery boasting JSSI’s logo, again transporting the outside in.
JSSI CEO, Neil Book, tells Crain’s Chicago Business, “We wanted a place [that would] be high-energy… for customers and suppliers that are coming in town to visit. There’s no better place than Fulton Market to provide those great options for customers, suppliers, partners and our employee base.” He also tells Crain’s that the company ultimately landed on the location because of “its appeal to younger employees who want to be in the office every day.”