Collective Office

Panelite column detail with orange backlight.
Architectural floor plan.
Privacy drapery detail.
Panelite column array.
Soft material experience in retail lounge.
Entry lounge as living room.
Bespoke millwork details focus on experience.
Panelite entry column detail with orange interior lighting.
Material privacy.
Back painted floating glass shelves.
Bamboo bespoke millwork.
Hydro therapy clean room.
Panelite columns separate hotel from living lounge.

Palmer House Spa

2008 / Chicago, IL

Spa Chakra, a luxury spa brand with a global presence that respects local architectural vernacular. The Chicago incarnation of the brand, designed for this market was located in the historical Palmer House Hilton hotel. This brand is a clean, contemporary and soft-spoken luxurious identity - our approach to the branded space is reflected with the material palette in texture, color and material relationships and details. The clean programmatic arrangement reinforces the brand position with logical efficiency of spatial use. This project creates an intimate exciting experience within this historic hotel. Conceptually, this spa provides a space for Chicago residents and travelers to escape the fast-paced urban life to re-charge. As with our other projects, the conceptual approach begins with the clients experience of the spa, an emersion in the branded space.


  • Client:
    Palmer House Hilton
  • Architect of Record:
  • Project Team:
    Jeff Klymson, Rob Berner, Nate Hollister, Marcin Mejsak
  • Contractor:
    Pepper Construction
  • Photographer:
    Anthony Tahlier