Nixon Peabody Washington, D.C. Office

Washington, D.C.
Shaping the Future of Law

Nixon Peabody is committed to designing a contemporary office space that is highly efficient and flexible to meet the evolving demands of a global law practice. The design integrates Nixon Peabody’s new branding strategy and includes concepts that promote communication, collaboration, and cross-over between practice groups. For example, the cafe space was strategically sited adjacent to the reception in order to promote it as an “activity hub” and it is continuously activated by the staff, visitors, and clients alike.

The design features an abundance of transparency with glass fronts on all offices, universal office sizes for both equity partners and associates, a floor-to-ceiling video wall in the client reception area, a variety of collaboration areas, an internal art gallery space, and the potential for on-site renewable energy.

“Perkins&Will has done an incredible job of listening, working collaboratively and bringing out the best in us in the design for our new office. They’ve enabled and emboldened us to lead the legal industry in re-imagining physical space for 21st Century Law.”

Jeff Lesk, Partner, Nixon Peabody LLP

Set back from the window line, the main conference space is reconfigurable containing mobile tables, state-of-the-art audio visual capabilities, and operable partitions that retract into the ceiling.
Active design is promoted in several ways including sit-stand desks and a centrally located stair that invites active engagement.
The traditional corner office has been replaced by informal meeting areas with writeable glass walls and a variety of furniture arrangements.

In addition to achieving LEED-CI Platinum, the project meets the 2030 challenge, two of the highest sustainability measures awarded. Nixon Peabody has installed photovoltaic panels on the roof of the building to supplement their power use as well as that of a local low-income housing project at no cost to the residents.

Project Team

David Cordell
Ken Wilson