1 S Dearborn, Suite 1510

Spec Suite • Chicago, Illinois
3,500 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 1510 is the smallest of the suites, which presented an opportunity to introduce a deep, rich, and moody layer of color and visual texture. Deep wood tones and a dark lattice ceiling provide a striking contrast to the light and bright walls and ceilings. This contrast suggests a heightened sense of refinement and sophistication.