Levin and Perconti Offices – Chicago

An office relocation gives Chicago law firm Levin and Perconti the opportunity to transform its work environment, now more welcoming to clients and more inclusive to all levels of staff.

  • Client Levin and Perconti,
  • size 14,000 sqft
  • Year 2020
  • Location Chicago, Illinois, United States,
  • Industry Law Firm / Legal Services,
  • SmithGroup designed the Levin and Perconti offices with a focus on collaboration in Chicago, Illinois.

    It eschews the traditional “corner office” hierarchy for a more collaborative, contemporary workplace that better reflects the firm’s culture.

    To design a new downtown workplace for personal injury law firm Levin & Perconti, SmithGroup led the firm through a series of strategic discovery sessions to better understand their work style and their aspirations for the new space. The process revealed a strong culture of inclusiveness and mentorship, and pride in its collaborative environment that supports the next generation of attorneys.

    The new office design supports the firm’s values, breaking down the hierarchical nature and the physical and visual barriers typical of many law firm environments. Instead, it creates a more interactive workplace that increases connection throughout the day among all levels of staff and provides the collaborative spaces that were lacking in its previous location.

    Notably, the best view in the firm is from the café and bar that overlooks the Chicago River, a gathering place shared by everyone in the firm. Private offices around the building perimeter all face the central open-office workstations, further encouraging spontaneous interaction throughout the day. Conference rooms and huddle spaces provide flexibility for staff gatherings or client meetings.

    A simple, sophisticated reception area elicits a welcoming hospitality aesthetic for clients. A Calacatta marble desk and textured feature wall add striking accents to the neutral gray color palette and delicate lighting. Behind the feature wall, the café carries warmer tones, with custom millwork, bronze hardware and a grooved mirror that sparkle and interest to the elegant Calacatta marble bar.

    Design: SmithGroup
    Photography: Christopher Barrett