SRAM is a Chicago-based company that makes bicycle components, the most well-known being the GripShift.  This was a really fun group to work with.  They are a young and counter-culture based company that were open to an innovative approach to their office interiors.  The most innovative being the indoor test track where they tested the prototypes they put together in their machine shop on the floor below, or the occasional run around the track with a motorcycle.  The desks were a collaborative effort between RTKL’s design team and SRAM’s product design team.

Client:  SRAM

Architect: RTKL Chicago

Photography: Christopher Barrett, Hedrich Blessing

Location:  River North, Chicago, IL

Project completion: 2002

Real Estate Project Management: Julien J. Studley, Inc.

Publications & Awards:  Contract magazine, June 2003

Role:  furniture specification, construction documentation, construction administration

sram reception area

sram-composite-workstations, test track, prototype shop