CHICAGO December 22, 2016 — Sprout Social, a leading provider of social media solutions for business, is closing out the year with new digs in Chicago’s Loop.
Sprout remains in the Citadel Center at 131 S. Dearborn, but is moving its global headquarters to a floor built by Skender and custom-designed by Partners by Design in collaboration with Sprout’s in-house design team. The new 64,500 square foot space will accommodate roughly 320 members of the company’s rapidly growing team and allow for continued Chicago expansion. Sprout also recently opened a satellite office in San Francisco.
This new space is designed to reflect Sprout’s culture, values and Chicago roots. It will include additional spaces for collaboration—20 conference rooms and 18 open lounge areas for group work—and increased capacity and amenities for company and community events like Sprout’s monthly All-Hands meeting and happy hour. These rooms and workspaces are named for inspiring figures, nominated by team members, who comprise a diverse group of leaders in technology, media, art, activism and communication. These include individuals like Ada Lovelace, who wrote the first software algorithms, Sylvia Rivera, a founder of the modern transgender movement and advocate for disenfranchised communities, and Isambard Kingdom Brunel, an innovative civil engineer during the Industrial Revolution.
Artwork will include numerous murals and other pieces by Chicago artists including Adé Hogue, Kyle Letendre, Chad Kouri, Crystal Hodges and Hebru Brantley as well as members of Sprout’s in-house design team. In homage to Team Sprout’s favorite beverage, one piece is made of 1,035 cans of LaCroix.
“Sprout has been through incredible team and product growth this year,” said Justyn Howard, CEO and Founder of Sprout Social. “We’re looking forward to starting 2017 in a space designed to foster the collaboration and open communication that are the hallmarks of our culture.”
About Sprout Social
Sprout Social offers social media management, analytics and advocacy solutions for leading agencies and brands, including Hyatt, GrubHub, Microsoft, Uber and Zendesk. Available via web browser, iOS and Android apps, Sprout’s engagement platform enables brands to more effectively communicate on social channels, collaborate across teams and provide an exceptional customer experience. Bambu by Sprout Social, a platform for advocacy, empowers employees to share curated content across their social networks to further amplify a brand’s reach and engagement. Headquartered in Chicago, Sprout is a Twitter Official Partner, Facebook Marketing Partner, Instagram Partner Program Member, LinkedIn Company Page Partner and Google+ Pages API Partner. Learn more at sproutsocial.com and getbambu.com.