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Canadian design company EXP is bringing its HQ and 150 new jobs to Chicago

The global architecture and engineering firm will renovate its current Loop office

EXP will revamp its current office at 205 N. Michigan Ave. in the Loop
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Today, Toronto-based EXP announced its intention to relocate its corporate headquarters to the Windy City. The firm, which currently employs about 3,000 people in 110 global offices, will reportedly expand and remodel its 230-person Loop office at 205 N. Michigan to accommodate 150 additional engineering, architectural, and other technical jobs. These new positions are expected to be filled by local Chicago-area talent.

The move will see the Canadian company join a growing list of firms that have made the jump to downtown Chicago. According to Crain’s, other notable moves include McDonald's, Motorola Mobility, ConAgra, and Kraft Heinz. EXP’s $5 million office renovation effort is anticipated to begin in April, reports the Chicago Tribune.

The firm has been involved in a number of Chicago projects such as upgrades to CTA infrastructure, a new control tower at O’Hare International Airport, and the curving lakefront pedestrian suspension bridge that opened last fall at 35th Street.

EXP designed Chicago’s recently completed 35th Street pedestrian and bike bridge
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