Anticipating a significant increase in the size of their staff, Sheppard Mullin hired Huntsman to plan and design three floors of office space within an existing building that would accommodate future expansion while densifying down from four floors. Beginning with strategic visioning and programming efforts, the design team identified Sheppard Mullins’ current practices, space usage and demographics as it relates to the firm’s growth goals, societal changes and changes within the work environment. Trends that would be integrated within the office were reduced and universal office sizes, in response to studies relating to actual time spent in the office. The design team also discovered that the majority of filing is kept on a server and not in the file room, alluding to a diminished need for physical filing areas and creating areas for more important space needs.
Other design elements in response to our surveys as well as to current trends were the introduction of more amenity spaces, access to focus or private workspaces, available robust technology and break out areas for collaboration. Designed and constructed over three phases, the office consists of private offices, open workstations, and support areas and a large break room and lounge. The new space also features a large conference center. Comprised of individual conference rooms with state of the art technology for audio/visual conferencing and depositions, and a large multipurpose room with a drop down skyfold partition. The conference center can host larger events, such as speaking engagements, client gatherings and all Partner meetings. Huntsman provided programming, design, and full furniture services, consulting in the selection of the furniture dealer as well as developing the furniture scope and budget.
Client Sheppard Mullin
Location San Francisco, CA
Scope Corporate Office Expansion and Tenant Improvements
Size 66,000 square feet
Credits Photography by David Wakely