The client desired an employee-focused workplace with new furniture and enhanced amenities. Because Fragomen’s employees work long hours from December to April (the darkest days of the year), optimizing light within the workspaces was paramount. Our design solution provides a good balance between natural daylight and direct-indirect lighting, well suited for desk-centric activities. The café is a favorite with employees and is located in prime real estate – adjacent to the reception area, overlooking the Chicago River. Its placement makes it easily accessible and fosters social engagement.