SCB is the interior designer for a 26,000-square-foot, two-story office headquarters for Vital Proteins (VP), a sustainably-sourced, nutrition product company. SCB’s design approach centers on transforming the VP brand into a built environment that promotes connection, collaboration, and wellness. SCB worked closely with VP’s leadership through an extensive programming effort to identify key space needs, strategies to accommodate a growing workforce, and unique amenities that support the dynamic and evolving organization.
The resulting design is a modern, California-inspired “lifestyle office” that facilitates an emotional connection to the brand and reflects VP’s brand pillars: health and wellness, fitness, and natural beauty.
As an adaptive reuse of an existing structure in Chicago’s vibrant Fulton Market District, the design celebrates the physical qualities of the building to embody the VP brand. Exposed brick and concrete are complemented by natural design elements such as white-washed wood; a living green wall; vibrant visuals; and geometric elements made from authentic, sustainable materials.
The workplace promotes communication and teamwork and is connected by a “boardwalk” that serves as the main circulation path through the space. The flexible floorplan includes benching-style workstations, a variety of conference rooms, and huddle spaces. A two-story atrium features a cafe and a large social stair which can be used for gatherings including all-staff meetings and presentations by influencers, brand partners, and clients.