The new Zurich North America Headquarters was a design-build project aimed at reflecting the company’s global reach and world-class stature.
The architectural character of the 783,800-square-foot, design-build complex reinforces an image of reliability and success through its bold simplicity in form, a timeless material palette, and its commitment to sustainability. Composed of three primary “bars” that are offset and stacked, the arrangement creates unique spaces for collaboration, open views of the surrounding landscape, optimizes solar orientation for amenities, and provides programmatic flexibility not found in typical office buildings. The top “bar” of the complex soars 11 stories and cantilevers toward downtown Chicago, providing visual identity along the interstate while projecting the strength and future focus of the company.
Zurich currently employs approximately 2,500 people in Schaumburg and also has an office in downtown Chicago. The new campus aligns with Zurich’s commitment to building sustainable communities with a focus on energy and operational efficiencies, wellness and includes input from employees to create the best workspace for the future.