The merger between San Francisco based law firm Orrick and the Parisian firm Rambaud Martel in 2006 led to the necessity of consolidating their offices at a new site in Paris. This 6 000m² interior design project located in a recently renovated Hôtel Particulier on the avenue Pierre 1er de Serbie, was STUDIOS’s fourth collaboration with Orrick.
The scope of services required by Orrick Rambaud Martel included detailed zoning for the 140 lawyers and their assistants (based on a pre-established program and feasibility study), the design of the interior fit-out, management of the site works and assistance with the furniture selection.
The space is made up of individual, shared and open-plan offices as well as a important client reception area over two floors which include conference rooms, a library and annex spaces. Sober essences of wood were used to convey an air of confidentiality and stability whilst transparent and opaque glazing brought a new contemporary feel to the firm. The project was carried out over a very tight 9-month schedule from concept to delivery.