Smith Pachter McWhorter’s cost challenge was to identify what could reasonably be repurposed from the old space while not limiting the effectiveness of the newly renovated space. Improved efficiencies across the support spaces was also a goal as the firm had a legacy library and workroom space that were no longer right sized for their 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.