Humana, Inc

Location: 550 West Adams, Chicago, IL

Owner: Humana, Inc

Architect: Krueck & Sexton Architects

Humana Interior BuildoutHumana Interior BuildoutBuild-out of approximately 50,000 sq. ft. for Humana, Inc., one of the nation’s largest publicly traded health benefits companies, with approximately 9 million medical members

This project was fast-tracked.  CCJM was able to respond to the tight schedule demands in part by self certification of the building permit — we obtained the permit in one day!

Humana has a central core which contains the closed office and conference spaces; the space is open office with work stations. The ceiling plane is highest at the windows and slopes to the central core to maximize the amount of daylight and minimize the amount of lighting required.

CCJM’s scope included:

  • Detailed survey and analysis of existing building systems
  • Design of LAN Room cooling units and special wiring
  • Design of electrical service upgrades (building switchgear and transformers)
  • Design of sprinkler system
  • Building utilities upgrade
  • Custom lighting fixture design
  • Maintenance and operation training and start-up service
  • Acoustical consulting

Sustainable design features:

  • An office interior designed so 75% of the space receives natural light
  • Sensors that dim lights when enough natural light is present
  • Energy saving equipment
  • Customized ventilation and air filtration system for efficiency and air quality


  • LEED-CI Silver