The law firm Verrill came to VC looking to break from tradition, which is immediately clear upon entering their redesigned elevator lobby. The ceiling soffit, offset by black recesses on either side, is edged with lights, the lines, of which, are mirrored in the flooring. This design feature produces a striking visual that draws the eye through the glass doors, into reception, finally landing on the cityscape outside. This visual journey is enabled by the frameless glass fronts of the conference room just off reception. The design elements work together to serve as wayfinding for visitors: the soffit and floor tiles extend straight through the entrance then cut an angle and flow toward the reception desk. Once inside, visitors get a sense of the type of law firm that Verrill is at its core. In its efforts to continually support an inclusive workplace environment Verrill embraced a “one-size-fits-all” strategy when it came to traditional attorney offices, highlighting that they put their values into practice. VC’s ability to mix modern design with traditional workplace needs emphasizes how we work with our clients to present them with a space that is uniquely tailored to how they work.
Photography by Cora Visnick (c) Visnick & Caulfield
Location: Boston, MA