Chicago, IL

ZenithOptimedia, a division of Publicis Group, implements media advertising strategies for their clients. Innovation and performance both within the ZenithOptimedia culture and for clients are paramount. As a result, creating a collaborative environment that supports continuous communication, learning and improvement was a priority and goal for this project.

The project included a 33,600 square foot build out with planning, design and construction all completed within an aggressive schedule of less than 5 months.

A grand reception area adjacent to the break room and boardroom can be opened into one large, contiguous space for all-staff meetings, activities and corporate events.

Interior offices with glass fronts and low workstation panels allow for natural light to flood the space and for access to views of the Chicago skyline and river for all employees. Two “Idea Avenues” designed with a variety of collaborative environments run the length of the floor and are flanked on each end with all-glass conference rooms to encourage interaction and promote creativity. The palette of materials and finishes is composed of neutral greys, black and white. Bold punches of blue accent highlight the collaboration zones and reinforce the Zenith brand resulting in a functional and stimulating environment.


CREATING innovative design

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Capital One selected NELSON to help them design their Rolling Meadows location. The NELSON team worked with Capital One’s Design Team and Key Leaders to create their vision of an urban chic work environment.



Creating NEw Opportunities

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Effective November 1, 2016, AAI Design has merged operations with NELSON. The fourth merger on the west coast for NELSON, this deal brings the regional count to over 80 and brings the total number of west coast offices to five.



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NELSON announced its intent to launch TAMI (Technology, Advertising & Media, and Information Business) Practice Area. 


FOCUSING on music and design

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Looking for a fresh new concept that not only captured elements of the music industry but also the city of Minneapolis, Pandora Internet Radio turned to NELSON to provide interior design services for the renovation of their existing office in the IDS Tower.


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NELSON and Veenendaal Cave, Inc. Officially Join Operations, establish the Southeastearn USA as a “Super Region”.


NELSON and Veenendaal Cave, Inc. Join Operations


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Fieldglass commissioned NELSON to redesign space with a focus on the creation of a more collaborative work environment allowing for a more efficient workflow.

Fieldglass Inc


creating design that "takes off" 

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Gogo commissioned NELSON to create a final workplace solution that would allow for aggressive growth and flexibility while considering new ways of working in a collaborative space.