Hot on the heels of the successful launch of Radius San Jose—including the new Digital Prototype Lab—at Blue Sky Silicon Valley, Radius Chicago recently uprooted its operation and moved to a 17,000-square foot, two-floor space with a soon-to- open rooftop garden and an incredible view of the city.
The new Chicago facility is located at 770 N Halsted Street, suites 600N and 700. The move transports Radius even closer to the Loop district, Chicago’s central business area. Views to the east feature the breath-taking Chicago skyline and views to the north showcase the northern branch of the Chicago River. Modern construction blended with historical Chicago industry creates a synergy that reflects the nature of Radius Chicago.
Previously a paint factory, the two-story studio has been converted into an open-concept collaborative space with industrial-era architecture and a contemporary layout. The first floor houses the Chicago cross-functional team; one extra-large Innovation Lab fully loaded with state-of-the-art AV equipment; project rooms; a fully equipped shop and testing lab; a color, materials, finish library; and a full kitchen complete with a foosball table. The second floor boasts a gallery, open-format meeting space, and two research rooms separated by a one-way mirror.
“The needs of our customers and their consumers were at the forefront of our minds while selecting and designing the space,” commented Phil Hague, managing director at Radius Chicago. “The space is perfect for collaboration amongst our team of strategists, researchers, human factor specialists, designers, engineers, and implementation specialists,” Hague continued. “That collaboration is a key component of our value proposition to the customers we serve around the globe.”