Working in an Occupied Office Space
Our firm provided construction management services for one of the largest law firms in the United States. This high-end interior renovation of its headquarters entailed 132,000sf throughout six consecutive floors (10-15). A major concern of the project was to ensure that our work created no interference with the on-going operations of the firm.
This project was completed in four phases over 18-months, first working on floors 12 and 13; then floors 14 and 15; and lastly, floors 10 and 11, each as a separate phase. Breaking the project into phases allowed the team to relocate the employees during construction to minimize disruptions to their daily work. Spaces were renovated and then the employees were moved back into the new spaces.
A significant portion of work in the first two phases was filling in an atrium between floors 12 and 13 and then floors 14 and 15. By filling in the atrium area, the client was able to increase the amount of usable floor space for open workstations and attorneys’ offices. The conference center on the 15th floor is the new jewel of the office. A complete re-build, the conference center boasts white marble floors and walls, frosted glass fronts to conference rooms, wool broadloom carpet, wood wall paneling, a telepresence room and kitchen.
LEED Silver Offices
Our client was committed to sustainability and wanted to reuse as many materials as possible for the renovation. Our team worked carefully to protect and utilize existing materials and layout while upgrading finishes, carpet and infrastructure. With the exception of the 15th floor conference center, the “new” office incorporated a lot of the “old”—and, in so doing, achieved LEED Silver certification.