When renovating and expanding their office in downtown Boston, Sullivan & Worcester LLP engaged Sasaki for interior design services. The firm's existing offices were very traditional Boston with parquet floors, oriental rugs, and cherry wood, accented with a collection of naval models and artwork. Sullivan & Worcester has additional offices in New York and Washington as well as partners world-wide, and it was important for the firm to exhibit a contemporary, sophisticated image. The completed design of five floors of office space at One Post Office Square creates a new look for the law firm, delivered with cost effective solutions. On the 21st floor of the building, Sullivan & Worcester consolidated their reception and client conference zone, which provides a new front door for the firm and affords increased efficiency. On the other four floors, Sasaki refreshed the corporate cafeteria and library and accommodated new amenities. The design celebrates the views to Boston harbor and the city skyline. The strategy of giving the majority of the office space an inexpensive face-lift allowed for considerable savings and allowed for more emphasis on and budget allocation for the reception and conference center.
To take advantage of the views, the conference rooms are located along the perimeter glass. Floor-to-ceiling glass along the entire length of the interior conference room walls draws in natural light and gives a sense of connection. The glass walls have a soft sandblasted pattern at seated and standing eye-level which provides privacy while maintaining the flow of the space. The generous circulation space outside the conference rooms allows for break-out or social gatherings. Amenities such as state-of-the-art video conferencing and a food service kitchen in the conference center add to the client experience.
The remaining four floors of office space were updated with new ceilings, lighting, and finishes. Sasaki designed a new set of furniture and finish standards using fresh and timeless materials. These new standards were applied to Sullivan & Worcester's other office locations. Sasaki's use of innovative materials such as integral-colored plaster walls, textured glass, and graphite stain-washed bird's-eye maple millwork brings a sense of sophistication to the space. Deep color accents punctuate the neutral tones of off-whites and grays throughout the space. The redesign of the corporate cafeteria with new layout, finishes, and lighting offers increased capacity and culinary offerings. Sasaki downsized the existing library to reduce square footage and take advantage of technological opportunities. Floor-to-ceiling lighted sheer window treatments make the most of short ribbon windows on the perimeter, giving the illusion of more glass and daylight to brighten the space.
Sasaki also designed new identity signage for the public spaces and developed a new signage guideline package to be carried out to the firm's various locations. The graphics group also designed a custom millwork piece for the main reception space to showcase Sullivan & Worcester's marketing materials.
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