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Keyence

Chicago, Illinois

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  • Pairing the need for security with the desire for a minimalist grandeur, HED designed a staircase between floors, reinforcing the space’s privacy, and adding the final majestic touch on a space now refined and systematic.
  • To facilitate Keyence’s need for an efficient workflow, the open office benching workstations and meeting rooms are arranged on opposite sides of the building core.
  • The white, gray, and Keyence-red color scheme throughout the space, communicate a sophisticated minimalism while reinforcing the brand.
  • In reception, a 25’tall Starphired glass wall serves to display the logo and spans the space’s two contiguous stories. The wall is suspended by cables and spider connections and tightened to 14,000 PSI of pressure for stabilization, enabling a single panel to be replaced at a time.
  • Keyence, a frontrunner in the factory automation industry
  • Due to the nature of the Japanese company’s process, it was crucial for employees to have different types of spaces for different types of work, such as training rooms, testing areas, and collaboration zones.

people involved in this project:

Leonora Georgeoglou

NCIDQ, LEED AP ID+C
Corporate & Commercial Design Studio

Enrique Suarez

AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Corporate Marketing Leader