Griskelis Young Harrell – Architects | Ardagh Group Evanston Office

Ardagh Group Evanston Office

The Ardagh Group’s project objectives for their new Evanston office were to create a sustainable, light-filled space that reflects and supports their company’s commitment to excellence in glass and metal packaging.

The design provides a transparent work environment organized as a band of glass and metal enclosed/private meeting rooms and support spaces linked with a circulation and wayfinding spine to a light-filled open/public office area that is bracketed by a feature conference room and break/kitchen.  The spine is rendered as a simple but elegant continuous strip of aqua-colored carpet that “fades” into the adjacent field carpet echoed by a continuous band of light in the ceiling above.   A rich, ink colored wall grounds the enclosed/private spaces and forms a subdued backdrop to the playful carpet pattern and crisp furniture.