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EUROPA CORPORATE OFFICE

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After many years of success in the eyewear industry designing and representing eyeglasses and sunglasses, clients for this project sought to expand their facility to include an attached eyewear factory to provide greater product and manufacturing flexibility. This strategic advance required a new, beautiful and expanded space. Four major program requirements directed our approach including the need for creative design spaces, public meeting and display spaces, executive offices, and product processing. Our concept centered around two basic elements of sight: visual experience and light. We sought to combine existing skylights with new ones, allowing the natural light from above to tie all spaces together. Our simple and rich material palette of wood, concrete, tile, and sisal present a tactile and visually dense experience that interacts directly with light throughout the day and seasons. Public spaces for both client and staff dance with natural light.

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13,500 SF

Vernon Hills, Illinois

Business/Commercial

Under Construction, 2015-