Vital Proteins (VP), a collagen-based wellness company, selected SCB to design their new 26,000-square-foot headquarters in Chicago’s vibrant Fulton Market District.
As an adaptive reuse of an existing meat packing facility in Chicago’s historic Fulton Market District, the design for Vital Proteins’ new headquarters capitalizes on the physical qualities of the unique original structure to embody the Vital Proteins brand. The exposed brick and concrete of the original loft building are complemented by natural design elements. Whitewashed wood, verdant living walls, vibrant visuals, and geometric elements made from authentic, sustainable materials, create the laid-back, coastal ambiance.
The workplace promotes communication and teamwork and is connected by a “boardwalk” that serves as the main circulation path through the space. A central two-story atrium features a cafe and a large social stair used for gatherings and presentations by influencers, brand partners, and clients.
The resulting design is a modern, California inspired “lifestyle office” that facilitates an emotional connection to the company’s brand pillars: health and wellness, fitness, and natural beauty.