Dechert Law Office 73
Washington, DC, USA
Carefully crafted with exquisite details and
By concentrating the focus of the
Partner ofﬁces are designed and furnished
reﬁned materials, Dechert’s fresh yet timeless
programming within the building core, the
to support both collaborative and quiet
law ofﬁce was completed from design through
team maximized the use of the lease area
concentration work. All attorney ofﬁces
occupancy in just 10 months.
without compromising the work environment
are sized to eliminate wasted space and
for attorneys and staff. As a result, the space
standardized on a module to facilitate
By collaborating with Dechert's employees to
has a more open feeling than other ofﬁces
operations. Instead of being in enclosed
develop new work strategies, the design team
with such a high occupancy rate.
suites, administrative workstations are in an
created a ﬂexible environment that enables Natural materials and subtle architectural
This allows for ﬂexible space assignments as
features – including glass partitions for
the needs of support departments
all ofﬁces, soft indirect lighting and wide
change over time.
The design ensures that the space adapts
corridors – create airy volumes that blur the
to the ﬁrm’s evolving needs without
distinction between interior and perimeter
compromising grace, comfort or the
space. Interior ofﬁces have been upgraded
permanence that signiﬁes Dechert’s
with the same glass partition system used
prominence in the legal community.
on perimeter ofﬁces. A painted accent wall
Punctuated by the ﬁrm’s vibrant art collection,
illuminated by a light cove simulates daylight.
the interior architecture is restrained and the detailing is precisely executed.
◄ elevator lobby
open plan contiguous with legal workspaces.
attorneys to practice law more efﬁciently
2014 design annual
60,000 sq. ft. / 5,575 sq. m.