We are delighted to report that we have fully moved into our new home at 350 N Orleans (or as Chicagoans call it "The Sun-Times Building")! With great views from the 13th floor to the west and north combining with brand new adjustable height furniture, we're feeling right at home in our new space.
We started this process 12 months ago and looked at about 25 different spaces across the city. As a business that had moved a lot in the last few years, we weren't just looking for a new set of conference rooms and desks. We were looking for our new Vokal home, and it needed to be fun, comfortable, cool, and technologically sound. It also had to represent that we have sophisticated clientele that expect a professional environment reflective of the work we produce. Finding that balance took a lot of searching, but we are thrilled to announce our new home for the future.
The single floor open floor-plan allows us to see everyone and encourages collaboration across and between teams. Our new space is flooded with natural light from floor-to-ceiling windows and is filled with the bright, vibrant colors of the Vokal brand. And, having a covered walkway to the Merchandise Mart allows us to stay closer to the tech-hub of Chicago, while also grabbing a sandwich on the way!
Though the new office is "fancier" than our previous River North location, we have kept the fun atmosphere in the new home. With jokes on whiteboards, Star Wars stuffed animals and personal touches around everyone's desk, it still feels like the Vokal we’ve always known. Additionally, six conference rooms, multiple breakout spaces, and a few casual seating areas have promoted increased collaboration across teams and departments.
As we continue to grow, we're excited to welcome new team members to our Vokal home and hope you enjoy the new office as much as we do!