May 2012 was a time of instrumental change for Cannon Design Chicago, as they relocated their office to Michigan Plaza‐ two adjacent mixed‐use office towers in Chicago's Central Business District. The vision for the project was to develop a high‐performance office space that reinforced Cannon's design culture and enabled employee collaboration. As part of this large-scale project, Goldray Glass worked alongside Cannon Design to develop a custom decorative glass elevator lobby and projectable glass wall to complete the office entryway.
The updates to the Cannon Design Chicago office, which also incorporated a dynamic workplace strategy, served as a prototype for their multiple other locations around the world. The solution incorporated an open-concept environment and enhanced workspace flexibility with the introduction of over 20 alternative workplace settings. The approximately 200 office employees are now able to occupy a single, contiguous 60,000 square foot floor that bridges between two buildings. This space represents a 20% reduction from the firm's previous 72,000 ft2 footprint while allowing for an increase in collaborative workspace.