For law firm Smith Pachter McWhorter, our cost challenge was identifying what could be repurposed from their old space without limiting the effectiveness of our new design solutions in the renovated space. Our aim was to help the firm work more efficiently by addressing how space is allocated. The former library and workroom spaces were too small to properly support the firm’s business practices.
The newly renovated space minimizes the impact of the library footprint by integrating it with the café. Other shared support spaces are collocated to improve efficiency and flow. An updated reception and new conference center bookend the elevator lobby. A coffee bar and breakout area enhance the client arrival and meeting experience.
The renovated Smith Pachter McWhorter space creates an inviting new experience for employees and guests of the firm. Natural stone, porcelain tile and warm tones throughout are balanced by modern dark bronze accents. The collaboration spaces work together to create a hub of activity and the glass-enclosed café creates a new destination within the office.