Baker McKenzie Offices – Tampa

  • Client Baker McKenzie,
  • size 35,000 sqft
  • Year 2019
  • Location Tampa, Florida, United States,
  • Industry Law Firm / Legal Services,
  • Gresham Smith completed the design and build of the new Baker McKenzie offices, the multi-national law firm, located in Tampa, Florida.

    Establishing the global law firm’s presence in Tampa and serving as the North American Operations Hub, Baker McKenzie’s 35,000-square-foot workspace takes cues from the organization’s global culture and the surrounding city’s local flair. With the firm’s “one-team approach” at the heart of the design process, Gresham Smith created a sophisticated, versatile workspace that supports Baker McKenzie’s drive to increase efficiency and innovation and allows employees to work anywhere.

    Located on the 10th floor of Tampa’s SunTrust Financial Centre, guests are greeted in the reception area by a large feature wall and light oak floors laid in a timeless herringbone pattern. The office includes open workstations that encourage collaboration and huddle spaces for impromptu team meetings, as well as privacy chairs and focus rooms for heads-down work. Additionally, the office’s work café serves as a community space for their more than 300 employees, while the board room and training room offer additional gathering spaces for large groups.

    To further promote the firm’s open-door culture, the project team designed freestanding glass walls at work zones and incorporated glass fronts on private offices. Signage, artwork and wall graphics reflect Baker McKenzie’s corporate identity and work together to communicate a cohesive message.

    Design: Gresham Smith
    Photography: courtesy of Baker McKenzie