The client was eager to transform the antiquated and austere designs of years past into a space that would not only boost employee morale but would also impress their high caliber clients. The new space is now perfect for welcoming guests, hosting events and convening employee gatherings. The goal was also to appeal to the multi-generational practice and attract new talent with a modern tilt to the aesthetic. Much of the original casework was left intact in order to preserve what we could. In this vein, by selecting Shaw’s Noble Materials collection we felt confident that we could help the client earn LEED accreditation if they wished to do so. By preserving aspects, choosing environmentally sound finishes, and quality furnishings we believe the design will stand the test of time.
Many of the upgrades that occurred with the renovations had to do with technology and telecommunications. In using the alchemy and honed modular tiles, we made it easy to hide, yet access, floor access panels. Additionally since a lot of workshops, client meetings, and events happen at the firm the modular selection in the large conference rooms and all offices make it stress free if a major spill or incident occurs, the tiles can be simply swapped out. The “random” tri-color pattern through the open workstations leaves that space flexible should its use adapt over time. Shaw’s fault broadloom running down the two main corridors and other color cues throughout the space help to orient oneself in the triangular building with simple visual cues.