A corporate campus is re-imagined as a ‘place for all’: a novel environment to engage, connect, relax, work, and play. Our plans are rooted in embracing the ecologically productive site and immanent systems, fostering an inclusive community, and elevating the standard for offices across the Chicago market.
Oak Brook Reserve, McDonald’s former suburban corporate HQ site, lies at the heart of the village of Oak Brook, a western suburb of Chicago. The existing complex consists of three late 20th century buildings – a commercial office building, a hotel, and a conference center, all of considerable architectural quality.
The project scope is to rebrand, stabilize, and enhance the campus to generate interest in tenancy. Our design vision and intent is performed by critically reinvesting into the site’s future by preserving, restoring, and enhancing the existing site assets that define the character of the project, paired with new, strategic landscape and architectural interventions.
Our ideas demonstrate short-term tactical enhancements balanced with long-term visionary thinking – fostering adaptation and resilience within uncertain ecological, social, and economic forces – ensuring enduring value and relevance.
Looking into the unforeseeable future, we want this site to leave a legacy that helps address major problems facing climate change, sprawl, and a changing workforce/place. When complete, this plan will represent the values and culture we wish to impart on a new generation. Our desire is for this site to flourish into a landmark destination for suburban Chicago.