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111 East Wacker Drive, Suite 200, Chicago , Illinois 60601
P. 312.565.1866 - F. 312.565.0856
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My kind of town, my kind of facility!

Fieldwork Chicago-Downtown is located in the heart of downtown Chicago. The facility features spectacular views of Michigan Avenue and the Chicago River as well as easy access to hotels, restaurants, and shopping.

In addition to the top-notch recruiting and customer service that you have come to expect from Fieldwork, we also offer the latest technology including digital recordings, streaming services, and our own Usability Lab. From your detailed project manager to the friendly face behind the front desk and your dedicated host, we will take excellent care of you and your clients from beginning to end. Come see why Chicago is your kind of town and Fieldwork Chicago-Downtown is your kind of facility!

Location Team Members

Megan Pollard
Kelsey Buttimer
Project Manager
Jamie Sherr
Project Manager

Location Information

Here is some local information to help you with planning your trip to Fieldwork Chicago-Downtown Focus Group Facility.


Hotels marked with an asterisk (*) offer discounted rates for Fieldwork guests.

Fairmont Hotel Chicago*
312.565.8000 | Visit Website »
Description: 5 minute walk outdoors. *Ask for Fieldwork Chicago-Downtown preferred rate or enter code NFLD for negotiated rates below.  Click here for reservations.

Fairmont Room (King/Double)
5% off BAR (4/15/16-6/27/16)
$229 (6/28/16-9/6/16)
$289 (9/7/16-11/20/16)
$179 11/21/16-12/61/16)

Deluxe Room (King/Double)
5% off BAR (4/15/16-6/27/16)
$279 (6/28/16-9/6/16)
$369 (9/7/16-11/20/16)
$229 11/21/16-12/61/16)

Hard Rock Hotel*

866.966.5166 | Visit Website »
Description: Down the block, across the street - 5 minute walk. *15% off best available rate for Deluxe King or Double/ Double Room. All based on availability of rooms, Black Out dates do apply. Ask for Fieldwork Chicago Downtown preferred rate or enter code NEGFW2.

Hyatt Regency*

312.565.1234  | Visit Website »
Description: Connected through concourse - 5 minute walk indoors. *Use Corporate/Group code CR72820 for 15% discount off best available rate or ask for Fieldwork rate.

The Langham Chicago*

312.923.9988 | Visit Website » 
Description:  5 minute walk outdoors. Use Corporate Code OPTIMUM for $349 rate through 12/31/16.

Link for reservations: Fieldwork Booking Link for The Langham, Chicago


Chicago Marriott Downtown

312.836.0100   | Visit Website »
Description: 5 minute walk – located on the Magnificent Mile Hotel


312.321.8743 | Visit Website »
Description: 5 minute walk – located on the Magnificent Mile

Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers

312.464.1000   | Visit Website »
Description: 5 minute walk across the river


Casual Dining

Emerald Loop Bar and Grill

Lou Malnati's



South Water Kitchen

Sweet Water Tavern and Grill

The Purple Pig

Fine Dining




Hugo's Frog Bar



Trattoria No. 10

Tavern at the Park



Art Institute of Chicago 312.443.3600 

Adler Planetarium 312.922.7827 

Field Museum 312.922.9410 

Lincoln Park Zoo 312.742.2000 

Navy Pier 800.595.7437 

Shedd Aquarium 312.939.2438 

The Magnificent Mile


What Google Maps doesn't tell you...

Building Information – VERY IMPORTANT
The building entrance is on Wacker Drive – enter through the revolving doors. Follow the white path up the escalator to the security desk, show them a picture ID (you will not be able to get past security without a picture ID), and tell them you are here for Fieldwork Chicago – Downtown, (312) 565-1866, 2nd Floor. Proceed to the elevator bank to the 2nd floor. 111 E. Wacker is One Illinois Center.

All entrances are open until 5:00 p.m. After 5:00 p.m., you must enter through the main entrance on the north side of the building, the Wacker Drive street entrance.


  • We are located in the Illinois Center
    • East of Michigan Avenue on Upper Wacker Drive and West of the Hyatt Hotel.
    • We are tower One of the Illinois Center
    • Main entrance is at street level on Upper East Wacker Drive, enter through the revolving doors. Take escalator up to the lobby.
  • The main entrance to our parking garage, location on Upper East Wacker Drive, is currently closed due to construction.
  • Our parking garage has two additional entrances on East South Water Street and Lower Stetson Ave:
    • The South Entrance is on South Water, East of Michigan Avenue, on the North side of the street. Do not go under the viaduct. If you pass the viaduct you’ve gone too far.  This is the entrance to the 233 North Michigan building, we share a garage.  The garage doors are located directly under the Public Parking sign.
    • The other entrance is on Lower Stetson. Between Lower Wacker and South Water on the West side of the street. Do not park at the Hyatt Parking Garage. Park in the 111/233 parking garage.

  • Security desk is located in the lobby at the Plaza level. Check in with security, show them a picture ID. Proceed to the elevator bank to the 2nd floor.



  • The garage door will open, once you drive up to it.
    • At the gate press the button to get a parking ticket (white).
    • We will give you a validation ticket (blue) to exit the garage prior to leaving our facility.
    • Once parked, take the garage elevators to level P for the plaza.  You’ll find the security desk on this level.

Important notes regarding Parking: 

  • There is NO Motorcycle Parking.
  • The garage clearance is 6’3”.
  • Most likely you will have to leave your car with a valet attendant on one of the levels of the parking garage and give them your keys, you most likely will NOT find a spot to pull into yourself.


AFTER HOURS ENTRY TO THE BUILDING:  All entrances are open until 5:00 p.m.  After 5:00 p.m., you must enter through the main entrance on the north side of the building, the Wacker Drive street entrance.

Room Specs.

Room Size 21'x25' 21'x29' 23'x25' 20'x27' 16'x19'
Length of Mirror 16 ft 31 ft 21 ft 32 ft 19 ft
At Table 12 16 14 14 Living Room
Classroom Style 20 24 24 24 n/a
Theater Style 30 40 50 40 n/a
Viewing Room Size 20'x12' 24'x14' 23'x14' 12'x32' 16'x19'
Client Capacity 12 20 12 22 8

Recruitment Area

Listed are the primary zip codes from which Chicago-Downtown draws its respondents.

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Chicago Zip Codes

60601 60602 60603 60604 60605 60606
60607 60608 60609 60610 60611 60612
60613 60614 60615 60616 60617 60618
60619 60620 60621 60622 60623 60624
60625 60626 60627 60628 60629 60631
60632 60634 60636 60637 60638 60639
60641 60644 60645 60646 60647 60649
60651 60653 60656 60657 60659 60660


Suburban Zip Codes

60007 60015 60016 60017 60018 60062
60076 60077 60091 60101 60126 60130
60131 60153 60160 60201 60202 60203
60302 60303 60304 60305 60402 60406
60513 60521 60525 60546 60559


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