Category: 2023 Corporate
Architect: Partners by Design
Consolidated Flooring of Chicago
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Armstrong Flooring, Inc., Flexco, Futura Industries, J+J Flooring, MAPEI
Founded in 2017, Modern Logistics (MoLo) is one of North America’s fastest-growing companies and fastest-growing brokerage of all time. Driven by values, MoLo’s vision is based on respect for drivers, long-term partnerships, and people. Due to this rapid growth, MoLo, having outgrown their 30,000 SF West Loop office, turned to Partners by Design (PBD) to help them design their new 90,000 SF headquarters location in Chicago’s rapidly developing Fulton Market neighborhood. MoLo challenged PBD to design and deliver a cool, hip space that no one else has done. The new Chicago HQ features a high contrast design, showcasing a two-story interconnecting stair (that connects a two-story town hall space), an interior urban garden, a custom stadium, two secret gardens, and an immersive experience corridor. The success of the design is largely attributed to the high-contrast materials and textures used throughout the space. The architectural team at Partners by Design highlights twelve different flooring types which creates a cohesive and interactive experience across two full floors of workspace. The materials carry you through the space and are made more impactful by the textures applied to them. J+J Flooring’s Vertex Modular Carpet Tiles create a sense of movement and connection throughout the space specifically speaking to MoLo’s shipping and carrier-moving roots. The natural texture and dimension in J+J Flooring’s carpet celebrate a variety of MoLo’s values including innovation, integrity and community. The corridor is a continuous loop around the building helping to connect all users through their space leading into the heart of the space reflecting MoLo’s vision - celebrating its people and culture.