Jones Walker LLP Offices – Baton Rouge

Grace Hebert Curtis Architects redesigned the top floors of a historic high-rise building to accommodate the office needs of Jones Walker LLP in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

When prominent law firm Jones Walker relocated to downtown Baton Rouge, the firm sought the architectural and interior design expertise of Grace Hebert Curtis Architects. In alignment with the law firm’s vision, the Grace Hebert Curtis Architects team redesigned a 44,000-square-foot space that spans the two top floors and a partial floor in a historic high-rise office building. The design approach and aesthetic reflect the Jones Walker brand by incorporating modern, flexible office spaces that support collaboration and emerging technologies in a classic color and material palette.

The spacious main lobby and offices feature a warm-gray tone inspired by the metalwork and limestone façade found in the nearby Louisiana State Capitol Building. In a nod to the skyscraper itself, which was designed in 1930, Art Deco-inspired lighting, carpeting, patterns and architectural details give the space a timeless sophistication. Vertical walnut panels provide a textural contrast to the stone-inspired flooring and custom metal screens. Glass-fronted walls capitalize on the lofty location and help to infuse the interior with natural light

To accommodate the firm’s constantly changing spatial needs, Grace Hebert Curtis Architects developed a flexible multipurpose space that can easily be adapted for special events via moveable walls and furniture. The linear orientation creates opportunities for pre-function lounge seating outside of the main conference space.

Jones Walker’s conference spaces are equipped with state-of-the-art technology and contemporary linear lighting, while custom millwork credenzas function as refreshment areas and house audiovisual equipment. Adjacent hospitality stations provide convenient amenities for meetings and events.

Design: Grace Hebert Curtis Architects
Contractor: Faulk & Meek General Contractors
Photography: Mark Bienvenu