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2018 Monumental Honor Award Winner, JLL

JLL is a global leader in real estate that thrives on partnership and innovation. The JLL team in Indianapolis were starting to outgrow their previous office and needed a new space to help support their team, culture, and values. That’s where Parallel stepped in, with a plan to use their corporate branding, new and innovative technology, and industry foresight to help bring their space new life.

When the project began, we worked with the JLL team to identify key workplace challenges, most notably the space was no longer able to accommodate the great growth of the JLL team. In addition, there was insufficient collaboration space, inadequate technology integration and constant noise distractions.

We worked right alongside our partners at JLL to make the new space more flexible and intelligent. We increased conference rooms, dedicated department huddle rooms and open collaboration spaces to promote more partnership and creativity. Mobile glass partitions were used to make spaces more flexible and adaptable to meet JLL’s ever-changing needs. New and innovative technologies were provided for the space, including digital scheduling assistants, USB outlets and furniture with power/data integration, allowing the team to stay connected to each other and to the constantly evolving real-estate market. We also planned for new private spaces, offering a haven away from noise, supporting focused tasks without hindering open collaboration.

Office morale and productivity was also a huge priority for us. A primarily open floorplan allowed us to maximize on natural daylight. It now permeates all the way through the core of the space! Team members each have their own adjustable sit-to-stand workstations, providing comfort and supporting quick collaborations. Flexible technology also allows them to pick-up and change environments often, helping foster productivity by preventing boredom or discomfort. Fun, open lounge areas are adaptable for work and play, with comfortable seating, mobile laptop tables, and entertainment for quick breaks or to host guests. JLL’s corporate values, “Teamwork, Excellence, Collaboration” and “Ethics” are featured throughout the office as a reminder of the team’s ideals. Also showcased are current office awards and fun team photos featuring cultural initiatives and community events/fundraisers. These serve as a constant source of validation to team members of their profound impact on our community.

The new JLL office is host to continual guests, so it was important for us to feature their well-known global brand. An international map greets guests at entry, immediately conveying the company’s history as a universally valued partner. A magnetic portfolio wall showcases current properties, accolades, and local real estate trends. Historical maps throughout provide insight into the evolution of the city, and a pair of binoculars make the modern-day skyline interactive. Indy’s unique skyline is also a recurring visual motif throughout the office, driving home JLL’s role in the economic development and growth of Indianapolis, the city that we all love and serve.