McDonald’s Corporation

Chicago, Illinois


500,000-sf tenant buildout of a first-generation, 8-story corporate headquarters. A 4-story “zig zagging” stair connects floors 4 through 8. Open office space on these floors serve as “neighborhood hubs”, with breakout rooms and beverage areas throughout. The 40,000-sf Hamburger University training center on the 2nd floor features sensory labs, mock dining areas, and classrooms—all designed to be experiential and support interactive learning. Extensive security throughout the building utilizes the latest technology, including distinct, branded access for Hamburger University separate from the corporate office. The 3rd floor Conference Center offers 7 divided meeting spaces, each with a 3 x 3 “wall” of monitors, and a “town-hall” meeting area with stadium seating for staff meetings and presentations. This impressive project also includes 35,000-sf of QA/QC laboratories and test kitchens; and a 10,000-sf sound and recording studio. The 7th floor atrium looks out onto the event space that features floor-to-ceiling windows and an open, grand monument stair. The top floor includes an executive boardroom, multiple conference areas, private offices with glass fronts, huddle spaces, and a rooftop deck.




IA Interior Architects


General Contracting with Self-performed Work


Duration: 29 weeks
Completion: 6/18