Strategic Planning and Programming
San Francisco and Mountain View, CA
234,000 square feet
Fenwick is a national law firm practicing in the industries of technology and life sciences. With a lease expiration for their San Francisco office in 2015 and upcoming for their Mountain View offices in 2017, the law firm took the opportunity to evaluate space needs in three leased buildings totaling 234,000 square feet. The objective of the needs assessment was to determine whether the current leases should be renewed or if new facilities will better support the client’s business needs based on a strategic programming exercise.
Huntsman led the programming phase and assisted with assessing the firm’s current and evolving space needs. As part of a visioning session, Huntsman conducted a firm-wide review of the goals and project priorities, followed by interviews with practice areas and administrative groups. During these, the design team was able to uncover valuable information regarding work styles, and how it saw the future of the workplace may evolve. With their lease renewal in Mountain View and San Francisco, new improvements to the conference centers, general office areas and amenity spaces are complete in Mountain View and underway in San Francisco. Both projects included a phased renovation with the office remaining in full operation.