(Elmhurst, Illinois) – J.C. Anderson, Inc. is pleased to announce that the firm has been selected to complete an office build-out and expansion for TechNexus at 20 N. Wacker Drive in Chicago.

Founded in 2007, TechNexus was Chicago’s first startup incubator and collaborative ecosystem for technology and business leaders. More than 350 startups have grown at TechNexus, attracting more than $400m in capital.

Today, TechNexus partners with leading corporations to find, fund and develop ventures across the global entrepreneurial ecosystem, pioneering a process they call “venture enabled innovation”. In 2013, TechNexus became the anchor tenant in a revitalized Civic Opera Building.

The firm hired J.C. Anderson, Inc. to complete a third expansion and renovation to their Chicago office space in the Civic Opera Building. The project will include a complete build-out from raw space, as well as renovations to select areas in the existing space. Corridors, entrances, conference rooms, and private offices will be reconfigured and the space will receive new glazing and a new ceiling, combining acoustical and an open concept. Features of the new space will also include a new “speakeasy” lounge along with a new breakroom, mother’s room, game lounge, additional grow suites for ventures in their portfolio, and several new meeting and conference spaces for the growing tech community. .

J.C. Anderson, Inc.’s Seth Erlich is the senior project manager and Wight & Company is providing the architectural services.