75 - 150,000SF, Build-out, $5 - $10 Million


Having experienced tremendous growth over the last decade, AbelsonTaylor, a healthcare advertising agency, turned to Leopardo for the interior build-out and expansion of its Chicago headquarters. Expert design services were provided by Harley Ellis Devereaux. The finished space, completed within a 16-week schedule, included:

  • 103,000-SF on three full floors, used as a showcase for the firm’s award-winning work
  • Many open office areas creating a space that feels much larger than the previous space
  • A significant increase in conference rooms without a dramatic increase in overall square footage dedicated to conference space
  • Several small collaborative areas included in conference room areas
  • More natural light and outside views into the workplace
  • A customized pantry in the form of a 9’ tall balloon (paying homage to one of the agency’s award-winning campaigns) was made from wood, plaster and fresco finishes
  • WINNER: 2008 AIA Design Excellence Award