Fenwick & West Offices – New York City

  • Client Fenwick & West,
  • size 36,400 sqft
  • Year 2018
  • Location New York City, New York, United States,
  • Industry Law Firm / Legal Services,
  • Huntsman Architectural Group were engaged by law firm, Fenwick & West, to design their new offices located in New York City, New York.

    Fenwick & West selected New York’s Flatiron district for proximity to its technology-focused clientele. Working more like their clients than a traditional law firm, Fenwick desired a new workplace that would reflect its vibrant, entrepreneurial culture and have a strong sense of place. Repurposing the former offices of a media company, the design concept “brings the outside in” by paying homage to nearby open spaces and urban parks.

    The central feature is a multi-functional collaboration space and adjacent stairway which acts as a vertical main street. Carpet planks in shades of grey and green evoke the New York Highline’s blend of concrete walkways and untamed plants. This all-hands area dynamically adapts to user needs, providing meeting spaces, alternate workplaces, and event space. A key design challenge was repurposing existing furniture, lighting, and building systems to support the more open and collaborative workstyle of a modern law firm. Upcycling these elements contributed to meeting the project’s sustainability goals while providing Fenwick employees with a choice of settings to support a variety of work modes.

    DesignerHuntsman Architectural Group
    Design Team: Sandy Tripp, Elvira Gershengorn, Andrew Witlin, Tamara Sainz, Oleg Lyamin
    ContractorPetretti & Associates
    PhotographyInes Leong