Hub Group International Headquarters
Hub Group, North America’s largest intermodal marketing company, retained SCB for the architectural and interior design of their new corporate headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois. The Class-A facility reflects and reinforces Hub Group’s business objectives, culture, brand, and commitment to sustainability.
SCB designed the workspaces with an “inside-out” methodology, taking into account user movements, comfort, and needs to form highly functional adjacencies, and to shape and design spaces that encourage collaboration and connectivity among employees. The open floor plans incorporate spaces for both private and informal breakout meetings that serve to balance the desire for a productive, engaging workplace with operational needs. Hub Group’s strong brand identity was consistently reinforced by the design team by incorporating Hub’s ubiquitous green shipping containers as low partitions to mark the multiple break-out spaces throughout. Hub Group’s new headquarters is a space that speaks to the company’s modern, forward-thinking goals while remaining true to the community-oriented culture that has made it a leader in the transportation industry.
The design team sought to create a streamlined and transparent building, featuring a high-performance, floor-to-ceiling glass curtain wall to capitalize on natural light. The building’s highly efficient operating systems optimize interior comfort for employees.