The former McDonald’s world headquarters was set within a park-like environment to take advantage of views, natural light, and outdoor amenities. The office building was organized using an asymmetrical, pin-wheeled plan with no enclosed offices, including those for the executives, to underscore openness and the company’s non-hierarchical approach to management.
Natural light penetrates the interior of the space through sky lights and light wells. In addition to offices, the building was created to contain laboratories and test kitchens on the top floor. In the main entry lobby, a full-height stair encourages interaction between all floors.
Subsequent projects on the campus included the Hyatt Lodge with 225 guestroooms, two restaurants, and a conference and meeting center.