Vital Proteins has opened the doors to their modern Chicago work environment, a California-inspired lifestyle office that connects the wellness brand to their core values of health, wellbeing and natural beauty. Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB) recently completed the design of the Vital Proteins offices, a wellness company located in Chicago, Illinois.
Vital Proteins, a collagen-based wellness company, selected SCB to design their new 26,000-square-foot headquarters in Chicago’s vibrant Fulton Market District.
SCB worked closely with VP’s leadership through an extensive programming effort to identify key space needs, strategies to accommodate a growing workforce, and unique amenities that support the dynamic and evolving organization. The exposed brick and concrete of the original loft building are complemented by natural design elements. White-washed wood, green walls, vibrant visuals and geometric elements made from authentic, sustainable materials create the laid-back, coastal ambiance. The workplace promotes communication and teamwork and is connected by a “boardwalk” that serves as the main circulation path through the space. A central two-story atrium features a cafe and a large social stair used for gatherings and presentations by influencers, brand partners, and clients.
The resulting design is a modern, California inspired “lifestyle office” that facilitates an emotional connection to the company’s brand pillars: health and wellness, fitness, and natural beauty.