McShane Construction Headquarters
Gateway O’Hare is home to McShane Construction Company’s corporate headquarters where the firm provided the comprehensive tenant improvement construction for their new office suite. Encompassing the entire second floor of the six-story building, the 26,300 square foot build-out was designed in response to the unique characteristics of this raw space, with the layout featuring distinctive work zones that surround a central common area.
The overall design provides the benefits of an open office plan to enhance collaboration while maintaining privacy within each work station by utilizing extended frosted-glass partitions above the cubicle walls. Private offices are located around the windowed perimeter of the building and feature DIRTT glass walls and doors to enhance natural daylighting within the space. Each work station incorporates stand-up desks and guest seating.
The suite features several conference rooms, open teaming areas, training rooms and a breakroom with a contemporary kitchen providing café and bar-style seating. The second-floor space wraps around a south facing two-story atrium that grounds the breakroom and training areas, creating a hub of integration that is accented by a feature wall of awards and floor-to-ceiling vinyl graphics depicting the entire development and construction process. A second feature wall includes exposed construction materials and serves as an educational piece for employees and visitors.