Incorporating open plan elements and natural light into a contemporary Prairie Style corporate office building.

Corporate Headquarters
Oak Brook, IL

This 255,000-sf corporate office building is part of the McDonald’s world headquarters campus, which also includes a lodge and training center. The asymmetrical, pinwheeled office building is laid out in an open plan with no enclosed offices, including those for the executives, to underscore openness and the non-hierarchical approach to management. Natural light penetrates the interior through sky lights and light wells. In addition to offices, the building contains 25,000-sf of laboratories and test kitchens on the top floor. In the main entry lobby, a full-height stairway encourages interaction between all floors.

The building is designed in a contemporary Prairie Style, with extensive areas of glass beneath wide overhanging eaves, complemented by the use of brick and local field stone inside and out.


Wight & Company is pleased to announce Lohan Anderson’s integration into our firm, effective January 2016. Our website now showcases projects and awards from both firms.

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Original architect and interior designer: Lohan Associates