Law Firm | Washington, DC | 96,000 sf | 2004

The project was originally the law office of Shea & Gardner in Washington, DC. During construction, Goodwin Procter LLP merged with Shea & Gardner adding an additional floor of office space and a new office culture. The merger was handled without delay to the project schedule. A key element of their new space is a communicative stair that provides the link between the firm’s social controls — reception, conference center, library and litigation. The connecting corridors are deconstructed to provide space for impromptu gatherings and visual enrichment in effect mimicking the streets below. Despite the need for privacy, perimeter offices have clere-story to allow daylight into the animated corridors. The space demonstrates Goodwin Procter’s environmental responsibility through their selection of materials and desire to provide the healthiest environment for their occupants.