Architects: Heidi Hefferlin, Principal; Nick Messerlian, Project Manager
Partners: The Strauss Company (Contractor)
Photography: Sarah Dorio
Northwestern Mutual’s outdated office in the Republic Center needed an upgrade in alignment with the business’ dual focus on experience and innovation. A clean, sophisticated design helped move the office in a more modern direction while balancing the client’s traditional sensibilities. A light tile entry in the office lobby faces a large frameless glass opening, creating a welcoming yet formal first impression. Walnut-stained office doors bring warmth to the corridors and contrast beautifully with the office’s stone-gray palette. All new furnishings and workstations, alongside subtle details like herringbone plank carpet, create an elegant atmosphere that conveys the company’s credibility.