Unified brand for an evolving organization

Grant Thornton
Headquarters and US Workplaces

Chicago, Illinois

Grant Thornton is one the world’s largest professional services network of independent accounting and consulting member firms. For several years, they have successfully leveraged their workspaces as a key tool in attracting and retaining top talent. Kahler Slater has helped Grant Thornton communicate core brand messages in the workplaces throughout North America. To date, we have completed branding work in Grant Thornton’s Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City, Miami, New Jersey, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, San Jose, and Washington, DC, offices. This has helped create a nationwide Grant Thornton workplace experience.

We also helped Grant Thornton take advantage of their move to the new US headquarters at 171 N. Clark in Chicago. Through a comprehensive environmental branding program, we used this new workplace as an opportunity to reestablish Grant Thornton’s Chicago roots, promote their brand through street-level digital displays, reflect their global brand and celebrate their internal associates. The new headquarters elevated the perception of Grant Thornton in Chicago and, in 2016, Crain's recognized Grant Thornton as one of the top ten best companies in Chicago.

Powerful Results

No. 55

in Universum’s Attractive Employer ranking (2018)


consecutive year as one of Chicago’s Best Places to Work by Crain’s Chicago Business (2018)


consecutive year on Working Mother’s 100 Best Companies List (2018)


time as a Top Company for Executive Women by National Association for Female Executives (2018)

Dual digital displays mark the entrance to Grant Thornton’s US Headquarters and welcome guests and employees.
“Last year (after opening of new HQ) employee turnover dropped to 9 percent, college recruitment acceptance rates were up 14 percent and Midwest revenue grew 10 percent.”

Vince Tomkinson, Midwest Managing Partner

Before and after comparison of the Grant Thornton atrium space. Drag the circle left/right to compare.

Global Wall – Philadelphia Office
Chicago roots reflected in this custom Chicago neighborhood flag