Company creates digital jobs in Chicago
Posted on August 29, 2018
One company is expanding and creating more digital jobs in Chicago.
Digital innovation firm Solstice has announced a major expansion of its North American headquarters to a 60,000-square-foot space in the West Loop. The move was prompted as a result of sustained growth across all areas of Solstice’s business including building mobile, connected, conversational, cloud-native, and AI-powered digital experiences for the enterprise. In 2017, Solstice hired over 150 employees and is now on track to exceed that pace in 2018.
“Chicago is home to one of the strongest, fastest-growing and most innovative tech hubs anywhere in the world,” Mayor Emanuel said. “I commend Solstice for doubling down on its investment in Chicago and putting down even stronger roots in our great city.”
“This is an incredible milestone in the 20-year history of Solstice,” said Kelly Manthey, CEO, Solstice. “We are on a mission to prove what humanity is capable of, and that starts by ensuring our employees have the most innovative workspace possible.”
After a thorough search within the city of Chicago, the firm chose to stay in the Gogo Building at 111 N. Canal and now occupies the entire 7th floor, double that of its previous suite.
Solstice collaborated closely with the architecture firm, Gensler, to create the future of work in only the way Solstice can. The space was imagined from a blank canvas, seamlessly balancing creativity and future-forward technology. Special features include a live-feed data-driven hologram screen in the lobby and three different types of flexible co-working spaces designed to maximize and deepen social bonds.
“By being at the forefront of humanistic design through software engineering and technology, Solstice has established themselves as industry innovators by prioritizing the passion of their people and allowing them to lead the company forward,” said Brian Hungerford, Design Director, Gensler Chicago. “The design of this space directly reflects that mission.”