The Client is an internationally practicing law firm with lawyers in the United States, Europe, Asia. As the current lease for the Washington, DC office approached its expiration, the Client investigated their real estate options to secure a facility that would accommodate their long term occupancy. The Client hired STUDIOS to assist with program verification and site search efforts resulting in the Client committing to occupy space within a development currently underway.
The Client shall be collocated by practice group, but has a culture that is collegial and collaborative – both on an inter- and intra-team level. The firm prides itself in being considered the “smart, nice attorneys” and their ability to articulate issue to their clients in understandable terms. STUDIOS is participating in the ongoing negotiations with the development team to incorporate design modifications to the base building necessary to establish an appropriate facility for the Client’s long term occupancy.
The design STUDIOS generated includes a double height reception area with skylight feature, a client-oriented conference center with access to building terraces, An informal dining/break area primarily for internal use, and flexible work areas to accommodate the practice groups served. The Client houses their professional support staff in organized teams and the work areas have been designed to accommodate the team culture and work process.