The partners of Smith Gardner Slusky Law tasked AO with rethinking the organization of the practice while renovating the existing office located on the fourth floor of a mid-rise tower.
The existing office space was outdated and had not adapted well to the growth of the firm. The distinct practice areas had drastically different needs based upon the clients they respectively served. For example, the business clients generally required a conference room setting or an individual meeting area within the partner’s offices, while the immigration law clients typically brought along a large group of family members and were more comfortable in a living room setting. The complex program addresses the need for individuals and families to visit the firm in a dignified setting while maintaining privacy for individuals and families. These functions were combined into a newly renovated space allowing the practice areas to maintain their separation while sharing common core spaces in an effort to reduce operating costs for both. The space has a modern, timeless character that will serve the firm well into the future.