HED designed the CITGO Petroleum Company places of work with a mixture of collaborative area and particular person areas in Downers Grove, Illinois.

CITGO Petroleum Company was seeking to transfer their engineering and company groups from an present refinery to a brand new workplace setting that might be higher suited to assist worker workflow and wellness. Partnering with HED, CITGO Petroleum Company chosen an area that had some present situations that could possibly be reused whereas nonetheless permitting them to realize their targets of a brand new and improved workplace setting.

The design targets have been easy: transfer the employees from the refinery into a snug workplace setting, increase general worker morale and satisfaction, enhance worker socialization, and create a fascinating place to work that doubles as a recruiting instrument reflective of the CITGO Petroleum Company model. To perform this, the HED design group adopted CITGO Petroleum Company’s program necessities for the upkeep of present non-public places of work, reception, and convention areas, and created new communal areas. These areas embrace a catering and warming pantry, enlarged café able to supporting office-wide gatherings and all-hands shows, and new coaching room which is divisible from the adjoining café by a totally retractable glass wall, making each areas multi-functional and able to internet hosting quite a lot of occasions and actions.

HED utilized a classy, heat palette of grey tones, pure wooden, and mushy accents and upgraded all of the lighting to new LED fixtures with environment friendly controls. This new palette is reflective of CITGO Petroleum Company’s need to draw and retain expertise by offering a sophisticated and comfy setting with ample room for particular person and collaborative work. All places of work and workstations have entry to pure mild, and the timeless palette makes the area extra snug, accessible, and promotes a higher sense of wellness. Generously sized workstations have been redesigned with ample area for engineers to work with, and retailer, giant format drawings and to collaborate in each formal and casual settings. Lastly, branded partitions have been strategically deliberate all through the area to inform the story of CITGO Petroleum Company’s historical past as a group accomplice whereas supplies used all through the area have been chosen with sustainability in thoughts.

Design: HED
Pictures: Tom Harris