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WDM TALK – Evolution of Law Office Design

September 20, 2016 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

$25 – $85

Law firms are so steeped in tradition that they’ve always seemed to us the last frontier of any radical changes in workplace design. But the way we work is changing and, slowly but surely, we’re starting to see law firms adopt new ideas. Nixon Peabody is one such firm that has, essentially, removed their glasses, let down their hair, and designed a space that more fully aligns with their values and goals. Among other things, they’ve reduced their footprint by 30 percent, provided over 90 percent of workspaces with a view to the outside, and dispensed with corner offices entirely. They best part? They’ve lived to tell the tale!

Join us on September 20 at Nixon Peabody’s DC office for a panel discussion about the evolution of law office design, as well as the goals, challenges, and outcomes of the Nixon Peabody project in particular.

What you’ll learn:

  • Why law firms are increasingly requiring more open, collaborative, and social spaces in their offices
  • How they address privacy issues and needs for focus work in these new spaces
  • How a fresh design can help to attract and retain top talent, and clients, too
  • The best approaches for managing change, especially when the change entails giving up private offices

Catherine Heath, Managing Principal, HYL Architecture

Jeff Lesk, Office Managing Partner, Nixon Peabody

Pat Marr, Vice Chairman, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

Ken Wilson, Principal, Perkins+Will

Schedule of events

6:00 – 6:30 PM    Doors open, networking over refreshments, and tours
6:30 – 7:30 PM    Panel discussion + Q&A
7:30 – 8:00 PM    More networking

Small bites and drinks will be served. RSVP now to snag your seat!

A special thank you to our sponsors for making this event possible: AgilQuestHNI ONEBialek Environments, and Herman Miller Collection.


September 20, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
$25 – $85
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