SEIU is an employee service union representing healthcare, child-care and nursing workers in the Midwest of the United States. They represent more than 85,000 members, and recently consolidated multiple offices into one HQ. The office space is located in an old industrial property in Chicago, with approachability behind the whole office design philosophy.
Through the design of its office, SEIU Healthcare was trying to convey a culture of community and collaboration in fulfilling a mission to serve its members. The existing industrial building, with three intact floors after a fire destroyed the top four floors, was suitable from the standpoint that it had ample parking and was located near mass transit.