Truly believing in community and comradery, Wintrust Financial Corporation has been helping clients meet their financial goals for 25 years. When they outgrew their headquarters, it came time to design an office that matched their company identity –something customer oriented and personal, where guests could feel taken care of and completely at ease.
In early 2011, Wintrust purchased the 9700 West Higgins building for relocation of their main office space. This extensive renovation was designed to help staff connect with their clients and with one another, fostering a sense of a local community and allowing everyone to connect on a personal level. Everything from workspaces to conference rooms, lunch rooms, entertainment bars and social lounges was renovated, covering 145, 000 square feet in this 18 month long project.
Through use of wood, stone and marble elements, we brought elegance to the functionality to this office. The open concept design, fireplaces and comfy couches encourage clients to feel comfortable and gets staff excited to come to work every day—Wintrust is a bank that cares about their people, and they can now have a space to demonstrate that.