Banking is a busy world, and BMO Harris Bank is a diversified financial institution that provides fiscal services to millions of Americans across the United States. Due to recent hierarchical changes and a shift in organizational culture, BMO Harris wanted to reinvent its executive office in Chicago, Illinois. They called on our workplace expertise to design a headquarters that accomplished business goals and supported reduced real estate costs.
Our team would use the space as an opportunity to mold the old with the new, complementing the building’s iconic 1960’s framework with inspired interiors to create a fruitful work setting. We segmented the ceilings to showcase 14 feet of vertical depth, while glass-front workspaces carry natural light far into the office to instill a sense of energy and connection.
BMO Harris’ new headquarters prospers with the design of an elevator lobby, reception area, executive suite, conference rooms, and office spaces. We helped the organization to achieve a culture shift and manage turnaround by emphasizing an atmosphere that enables collaboration. The comfortable wood-detailing reflects trust and solidity, and the wall-sized replica of Harris’ logo inspires confidence and comfort with the BMO brand.