Schiff Hardin LLP – Law Office

Washington, D.C.
Carving a New Culture in the East End

Schiff Hardin needed a space that would support a cultural transformation for their Washington, DC office. An imaging session to establish a common visual vocabulary revealed the stakeholders’ desire for a bright, dynamic space that would foster informal interaction and encourage client and community engagement. We emphasized natural materials with energetic patterns that would create an iconic, defining element of their new space.


The interlocking spaces of the reception and conference areas guide visitors and attorneys through the Conference Center that celebrates natural stone and responsibly-forested wood. 
Large expanses of glass, coupled with translucent drapery and slatted wood screens, maintain a visual connection to the outdoors while meeting the privacy needs of the firm

Project Team

David Cordell
Gina Berndt