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Creative Office Spaces in Chicago: Global Brand Design Firm Redesigns Its Workspace for Collaboration

Firms that rely on creativity know the importance of cultivating a work environment conducive to open ideas and sharing. Many intangibles can go into making this happen, but perhaps one of the most overlooked is the arrangement of the physical space itself. Creative office space design can be a key element in establishing the culture [...]

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Creative Workspace: Little City Foundation Makes its Home in Historic Chicago Office Lofts

Little City Foundation, located in the historic loft offices of the Universal Building near West Town, has been serving children and adults with autism and other intellectual or developmental disabilities in the Chicago area for more than 50 years. The non-profit was founded by a group of parents who wanted to educate the public on intellectual [...]

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Turning Manufacturing Space into Creative Loft Office Space

Mark Twain once wrote, “They didn’t know it was impossible, so they just did it.” That quote sticks out to us as we look back at the five-year conversion process that was the Universal Building, located near West Town in Chicago. As roofing contractors, we have a tremendous amount of experience in the construction industry. [...]

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The Universal Building: CTI Collection Services’ Chicago Office Space Location Pays Off

If you have ever tried to dodge a parking ticket in the City of Chicago, there is a good chance that you received a call from Mr. Bill Leggett. Leggett is the owner and president  CTI Collection Services, located in the  Universal Building near Chicago’s West Town area.  Founded in 1996, the firm is one [...]

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Historical Buildings In Chicago: The Universal Stove Company

There are a lot of things that we are proud of here at the Universal Building in Chicago. Not to brag too much, but we’ve done a wonderful job restoring a 19th century factory into working historic loft offices. Visitors typically comment about the nice beam work and are genuinely impressed with all of the modern [...]

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Chicago’s Universal Building and The Tale of Cribben & Sexton

When visitors enter the Universal Building today, they are greeted by the words “Cribben And Sexton Company” etched prominently into the building’s stone façade. These names and the company they represent are now long gone, but we are still proud they adorn our building almost 115 years after it was built. Henry Cribben and Col. [...]

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