Zurich North America Headquarters

Schaumburg, Illinois

The new Zurich North America Headquarters was designed to reflect the company’s global reach and world-class stature.

Ventana supplied and installed 250,000 square feet of custom designed, unitized curtain wall for the new Zurich North American Headquarters. The project incorporates an environmentally friendly light strategy that uses aluminum shading. In addition, the glass is acoustically enhanced as a sound barrier.

Additionally, Ventana provided a 10,000 square feet custom, point-supported, fully ventilated double wall and a 2,700 square feet structural glass fin wall at the main entrance. The face glass for the fin wall and the double wall was imported from Carey Glass in Ireland and the 27’ tall triple laminated glass fins were imported from Agnora in Canada.

The new facility is designed to reflect the company’s global reach and world-class stature. The architectural character of the 735,000-square-foot complex reinforces an image of reliability and success through its bold simplicity in form, a timeless material palette, and its commitment to sustainability.

Innovation Highlights

LEED Platinum®1 Certified
Facades optimize solar orientation
Structure provides unique programmatic flexibility

Key Facts

Project size:  250,000 SF
Client name:  Clayco
Architect:  Goettsch Partners & CannonDesign


2017 – Chicago Building Congress – Finalist
2017 Chicago Commercial Real Estate Awards – Build to Suit Project of the Year
2017 – ULI Chicago Vision Awards – Finalist