Reinterpreting the traditional law firm, designers peeled away excess space, furniture, and noise, leaving only the necessary requirements for a highly functioning space. The office also continues the industrial aesthetic of Hirschler’s Richmond headquarters through a modern D.C. lens.
By designing around the users’ needs instead of status quo, Hirschler’s new office reinforces their non-competitive culture. Eliminating the association between hierarchy and office size, each lawyer has the same sized office and three furniture layouts to choose from; this adaptable architecture and furniture approach can flex and flow as needs change and workstyles evolve. The best views are shared with the entire office and accessible from the pantry. By leveraging virtual resources, Hirscher further modernized their space by replacing their on-site library and document storage with creative meeting spaces ranging from open, built-in banquettes to enclosed lounge inspired vignettes.
General Contractor: Bognet Construction
MEP Engineer: Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.
Photographer: Spielmann Studio