Law Firm | Bridgeport, WV | 78,000 sf | 2010

The law firm of Steptoe & Johnson PLLC retained SKB to design a new build-to-suit headquarters building for their home office in West Virginia. The move from downtown Clarksburg to a new office park in Bridgeport was spurred by a new FBI evidence complex and regional hospital center. Serving as a symbol of West Virginia’s economic growth, the new building sits picturesquely on a hill with commanding views of the region. At the time, Steptoe & Johnson was approaching its 100th anniversary, and the new offices were intended to respect its tradition as a stalwart in the region and to look forward to their next generation.

The finished building includes offices for 70 attorneys; a conference center; a data center serving all of Steptoe & Johnson’s offices in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky; a library and the associated support spaces. Due to SKB’s intimate knowledge of law firm design and experience with base building, Steptoe & Johnson was able to streamline the design process and minimize the construction costs while maintaining a high quality building inside and out that befits a law firm of this stature.