Employees can get where they’re going quickly with our clever wayfinding system and easy-to-locate conference rooms.
Conference rooms are easy to find because they’re placed in the same positions on all six floors.
We’ve christened all conference rooms with memorable names that invoke well-known Chicago institutions.
Directional signs and visual icons are placed throughout each floor to remind people where they are, and help them navigate to conference rooms and colleagues’ workstations.
In too many offices, the cold hand of engineering logic—not human intuition—dictates how wayfinding systems are designed. As they search for the right room or hunt down a coworker, employees lose valuable time as they circle floors that look frustratingly alike and lack personality.
We drew on JLL brand imagery and our rich Chicago heritage to dream up a simple method to orient people and make them feel right at home.
Our new wayfinding system is based on two points of reference: directions (north, south, east and west) and corresponding landmarks (River, Park, Lake and City). Our conference rooms are named for local train lines, parks, sports teams, airports and even schools of architecture. Very fitting for a city that’s the birthplace of the skyscraper and world-renowned for its diverse architectural styles.
All six floors are bisected by “alleys”—expansive walkways enlivened with exhibits featuring stories about JLL, our people, our clients and the global and local work we’re involved in. It’s a great way to boost employee pride, and instill a sense of belonging and shared purpose.
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