Encyclopædia Britannica

25 - 75,000SF, 75 - 150,000SF, Build-out, Less Than $5 Million

Encyclopædia Britannica

Encyclopædia Britannica, one of the world’s leading publishers of reference and learning products, teamed up with Leopardo to build a new, high-end headquarters at the landmark Reid Murdoch Building in Chicago, which was built in 1914. A so-called “dinosaur” still thriving in the Internet age, Britannica wanted an image that better reflected its more modern service offerings.

  • 75,000-SF, three-floor build-out including reception/lobby, executive and editorial offices, and editorial library
  • Space bears the stamp of Britannica’s corporate identity with displays of the company’s products, giant quotations from famous Britannica contributors and large plasma television monitors that can be seen from the street
  • Curved, museum-quality product award display cases
  • Brightly-lit second floor loft space
  • Leopardo needed only 11 weeks to finish new high-end headquarters