As part of an office remodel, Huntsman renovated five floors of office space for Reed Smith's Oakland headquarters. The design team developed a space-needs program projected forward five years, accommodating the addition of 30 attorneys to the existing 100-attorney office, while also achieving the client's objective of increased rent efficiencies by reducing its lease space requirements from 115,000 square feet to 90,000 square feet.
Huntsman developed move plans to communicate the impact of the year-long phased construction on the individual end-users. Program and occupant load requirements expanded in the process, as demonstrated in the new library which also serves as the firm's conference center. Incorporating sustainable design into the remodel, Huntsman brought daylighting into the lobbies and core spaces through glass partition walls in conference and meeting rooms.
Client Reed Smith LLP(formerly Crosby Heafey Roach & May)
Location Oakland, CA
Scope Office Renovation and Restack
Size 90,000 square feet
Credits Photography by David Wakely