Sears Merchandise Group Home Office

  • Owner: Sears Merchandise Group
  • Architect: Perkins & Will/Interior Space International
  • General Contractor: Schal Bovis, Inc.

This headquarters office for Sears Merchandise Group in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, houses the management operation of the Sears retail stores. The buying offices are divided into hard lines – appliances, automotive and home improvement – and the soft lines – wearing apparel and home fashions. Back-up support such as accounting, credit systems, public relations, field operations support and facilities/real estate will also be part of this complex. On all office floors a fifty percent electrified deck was installed for communications and a LAN network that supports computers at each work station. Other facilities include a cafeteria with dinning rooms for 2,000 people, a fitness center, a TV production area and a stand alone day-care center for 200 children from infants to pre-school.