Production and post house Optimus announced plans to move to the Wrigley Building in Chicago by late fall of this year.
Designed by Graham, Anderson, Probst & White, the Wrigley building is an icon of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile.
“After 19 years at 161 East Grand, we are thrilled to accommodate our growth with the new headquarters in the iconic Wrigley Building,” said Optimus president Tom Duff. “We have a blank canvas to build a new Optimus from scratch, that’s been a dream of ours for a long time. Our managers are working closely with architects to design state-of-the-art, customized spaces to not only support each department’s unique requirements, but also to provide a most unforgettable client experience each time they walk through our doors.”
Optimus’ new 38,000 square-foot headquarters will be housed on the 11th and 12th floors of the Wrigley Building’s north tower. A large spiral staircase will connect the floors, enabling easier collaboration among creative teams. The company offers production, editing, color correction, visual effects and design, audio mixing and finishing.
Build-out is scheduled to begin this summer, and Optimus plans to move in late fall of 2015.