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Vocon Emphasizes Employee Productivity in C.H. Robinson Space

Design firm Vocon provided interior design services for C.H. Robinson’s flagship operation center, a four-story, 207,000-square-foot office property that represented the first building in Sterling Bay’s Lincoln Yards development. The tenant, a third-party logistics provider, began moving into the new space at 1515 W. Webster Ave. in late 2018.

Vocon developed an open-office layout, featuring small break-out spaces for group meetings and one-on-one mentoring sessions. The firm employed open corridors and glass throughout the space to maximize light, air and daylight views.

“It was extremely rewarding to partner with C.H. Robinson and its employees to learn how design can support collaboration and productivity, while enhancing the employee experience,” said designer Julie Engstrom. “The design of this offices advances the company’s commitment to employee well-being.”

Vocon worked with SOM to identify ideal massing for the building, placing the cores at each end to maximize openness within the structure.

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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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