NEW YORK—National law firm Polsinelli is moving its New York office to accommodate its rapid growth. In mid-February, Polsinelli’s New York employees will relocate to a new HOK-designed space at 600 Third Avenue in Midtown East. The firm has leased 40,000 square feet on the top three floors of the 42-story building. The office will accommodate 60 lawyers while doubling the firm’s square footage in the city and providing room for future growth.
In a tribute to a classic New York office, the design combines the distinctive 360-degree views of the city with rich textures, materials and colors. Furnishings incorporate traditional suiting fabrics in different shades of gray, with red accents reinforcing Polsinelli’s brand identity. The space features exposed cast iron columns and black steel details. A central wood reception desk provides contrast to the white and gray interior palette. New common areas throughout the office provide opportunities for collaboration.
“The office at 600 Third Avenue is a testament to Polsinelli’s continued growth and commitment to staying on the cutting-edge of workplace design trends for the modern law office environment,” said Peter Sloan, a vice president and director of design, interiors at HOK. “We are privileged to have has carried out workplace design standards in 11 Polsinelli office locations over the past several years.”
In addition to this New York office, HOK’s projects with Polsinelli have included a new headquarters and a national support center in Kansas City as well as renovations to offices in San Francisco; Atlanta; Chicago; Dallas; Denver; Washington, D.C., Chattanooga, Tennessee; Overland Park and Topeka, Kansas.
“HOK’s understanding of the trends shaping the workplace, coupled with an extensive network of offices and familiarity with our brand, has allowed us to efficiently implement workplace standards in Polsinelli offices across the country,” said Dan Flanigan, Polsinelli’s New York office managing partner and chair of its Department of Real Estate and Financial Services. “As the firm continues to grow, these standards ensure a consistent brand identity from office to office.”