Location: Aurora, IL
Space Type: Corporate Office
Size: 65,562 Sq./Ft.
Design Firm: Whitney Architects
General Contractor: Leopardo Construction
Project Management: Colliers International
Manufacturing Partners: Teknion, OFS, SitOnIt, National, Martin Brattrud, Calligaris, Allermuir, Custom Crafters, Eko, Kimball
Photography: Kendall McCaugherty, Hall+Merrick+McCaugherty Photographers
As a leading provider of innovative hearing care solutions, Sonova pursues its vision of a world where everyone enjoys the delight of hearing and lives a life without limitations. Delivering the most comprehensive range of solutions including leading-edge hearing aids, cochlear implants, wireless communication products, digital solutions and professional audiological care, Sonova provides end-users with the support they need to ensure each consumer and patient receives the appropriate care for an optimal hearing experience.
When Sonova, a legacy client of Office Revolution, was relocating to its new headquarters in Aurora, IL, Whitney Architects asked us to help develop a new collaborative workplace. Through careful space planning, the office layout was designed to give a sense of openness while accommodating areas for uninterrupted focus and concentration. Sonova continuously challenges the limits of technology to help overcome difficult hearing situations, and these new breakout areas allow them to test out their solutions. Workstations and private offices were equipped with Teknion Leverage and District benching with height-adjustable table bases. A variety of comfortable seating and a combination of panels, wall units and curtains were used throughout the space to separate collaboration areas while still allowing for natural light to flow through.
Through a variety of furnishings, we helped transform the open-plan environment into a range of new and agile working spaces to mirror Sonova’s corporate vision “for a life without limitations.”