Less is more for this D.C. law firm’s renovation

The renovation will consolidate the firm from six offices to five.

January 15, 2018 |

Courtesy of Jenner & Block

The main goal behind the renovation of the Jenner & Block law offices in Washington, D.C. is to address the rapidly evolving workplace requirements of today’s legal sector. This includes developing solutions that will realize economies of space and maximize efficiency.

The OTJ Architects-led renovation will consolidate the firm’s operations from six floors down to five while simultaneously increasing the number of attorney and staff seats across the reduced floor plan of 80,000 sf. Key renovations include the addition of interior private attorney offices and the creation of new multi-function amenity spaces that support more flexible work modes. Underutilized areas and areas that are not as necessary as they once were will be repurposed for a more impactful use of dollars/square foot over time.


Courtesy of Jenner & Block.


“Technology, for example, has reduced the need for onsite storage and dedicated library space,” says Lance Jaccard, OTJ Managing Partner, in a release. “By repurposing these spaces, we are able to propose high efficiency configurations that will better advance our client’s business objectives.”

Additionally, the staff cafeteria will be reimagined as a centrally located hub that will foster staff connectivity and the exchange of ideas between departments. This hub will feature a variety of formal and informal seating arrangements.

CBRE is the renovation’s project manager.


Courtesy of Jenner & Block.

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