- Wednesday, Apr. 8, 2015
Leading production and post house Optimus today announced plans to move to the Wrigley Building in Chicago by late fall of this year. The move to the more open, customized floor plan supports the growth of Optimus’ talented team and full suite of creative services – including production, editing, color correction, visual effects and design, audio mixing and finishing – and enables all of these departments to work even more seamlessly together.
Designed by Graham, Anderson, Probst & White, the Wrigley building is a Chicago original, just like Optimus. This icon of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile is a perfect spot for the industry leader to begin the next chapter of its Chicago adventure.
“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.
Build-out is scheduled to begin this summer, and Optimus plans to move in late fall of 2015.
Optimus is a leading production and post-production house with offices in Chicago, Santa Monica and New York. A true one-stop shop, Optimus and its production arm One at Optimus offer a full suite of creative services, including production, editing, color correction, visual effects and design, audio mixing and finishing. For more information, please visit www.optimus.com and www.optimus.com/one. Connect with us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Optimus161 and www.facebook.com/OneAtOptimus.