Big Ten Conference Headquarters

Big Ten Conference Headquarters

Rosemont, IL

The Big Ten Conference represents 14 member institutions and 280 national championships. Seeking a new headquarters, the Conference needed space to host nearly 200 meetings each year and offices for 40 full-time employees that produce more than 1200 events annually. The resulting facility, distinctively clad in warm terra cotta, balances the organization’s academics/athletics identity with the professional image of a corporate headquarters.

Big Ten Conference
50,800 SF

The ground floor features the Big Ten Experience, an interactive attraction celebrating the organization’s 120-year history in college athletics. A high-end restaurant offers business travelers the opportunity to relax and collaborate. A technologically-advanced conferencing center and an “officiating command center” are also housed within.

Key to the project’s success is a new location – the facility regularly hosts visitors who mostly travel through nearby O’Hare International.