1 S Dearborn, Suite 1500

Spec Suite • Chicago, Illinois
10,000 SF


Continuing their successful spec suite program, 1 S Dearborn directed EWP to create a floor of unique and timely spec suites that had a common language but spoke to different tenants.


The asset tends to attract tenants with heavy office needs. The challenge was to find the most strategic way to demise the floor so that it offers views, economy, and varying sizes of suites. Further, the suites need to feel different and have their own special and memorable quality.


The design process quickly led to a common language of glass fronts, open ceilings, neutral walls, and rich textures. Through subtle details and diverse material textures, EWP distinguished the various spaces while maintaining the same high level of quality. Suite 1500 became a story of warm woods and soft curves resulting in a very approachable space.