Project date:

August 2015

Geographical Market:

Chicago, IL


Library Automation


50 - 100



When the Chicago branch of an international library automation company consolidated and moved between floors in their existing suburban location, Rightsize handled the space planning, furniture specification and procurement as well as installation in the 18,250-square-foot space.

The more than six-month project required staying within a firm budget for the discerning decision makers, based in Israel. Workplace Solutions Director Jessica McCambridge faced a strict approval process for product selections that would satisfy a sophisticated aesthetic, while staying within a performance plus budget.

“The company expected high-end results, so the process involved setting clear expectations and finding creative ways to address design requirements, while staying on budget,” said McCambridge. “To accomplish our goal, we sourced pre-owned workstations and kept everything else refurbished – the finished look was spot-on.”

The BLENDED SOLUTION incorporated more than 70 refurbished Herman Miller workstations featuring glass panels and pops of color that complemented the company logo. Seven private offices were equipped with Cherryman laminate desks. Rightsize used a Maverick conference table, Mayline breakroom furniture, and Global soft seating.

“The company transitioned from very large, tall panel workstations to ones with a lower height that still gave them the needed privacy while seated but allowed sightlines across the office when standing up,” said McCambridge. “The result was fairly modern but with a nod to the classic office.”