Sidley Austin LLP Offices – Washington DC

  • Client Sidley Austin LLP,
  • size 289,000 sqft
  • Year 2016
  • Location Washington DC, United States,
  • Industry Law Firm / Legal Services,
  • Gensler designed the offices of law firm Sidley Austin LLP, located in Washington DC.

    Drawing upon a 20-year relationship partnering to leverage and design a global real estate portfolio through many new build-outs and in place phased renovations, Sidley and Gensler were excited to embark on a new assignment in Washington, DC.

    In 2012, Sidley Austin LLP, located at 1501 K Street, NW, was nearing the end of a 15-year lease and requested Gensler’s assistance evaluating options for renewal versus relocation. Following a series of interviews and meetings to establish a Program of space requirements, Gensler prepared several test fit plan studies for a renewed Sidley occupancy at 1501 K as well as potential new properties. Careful analysis of efficient space utilization and opportunities for an expression of Sidley’s culture and position as a leading global firm as well as cost and schedule implications helped clarify considerations for a final decision that is still pending. Working with Sidley’s real estate consultants at JM Zell Partners Ltd, Gensler also helped identify potential improvements to the base building at 1501 K that have served as negotiating points with the landlord.

    Photography: Michael Moran