CCC Information Services is a leading provider of technology and software to the automotive and insurance world. The design of their new Chicago headquarters nods to the history of the roads already traveled and provides a platform to enable discovery of the roads ahead.
The architectural design team at Partners by Design focused on creating a layering of pathways that intersect, connect, and guide users throughout CCC’s three floors. The space embodies a level of fluidity, with open office environments that encourage collaboration across teams and access to technology, all with the intent to promote innovation.
The intentional design of these pathways is further enforced by various finish transitions, with the flooring being a key design feature. Wood and concrete flooring are used in circulation, cueing people to their intended destinations. Along the main circulation pathways are neighborhoods delineated by carpet districts, enforcing a sense of community in each department. Noteworthy areas, such as the Chill Zones and Phone Nooks, are elevated by implementing bold, accent-colored carpet. The flooring design approach as a whole was to create an intuitive way to meander through the space, arrive at your destination, and promote connection.