Covington & Burling LLP. Washington DC, 2015

Architectural Design: Foster+Partners
Interior Design: Debra Lehman Smith LSM 




 




 

The prestigious international law firm of Covington & Burling has moved to a new location in a strategically positioned complex in the center of Washington DC, with a view of the White House. In contrast to the imposing structures that surround it, the complex was conceived as a sort of human-scaled urban organism. Its four glass-walled buildings, containing offices, residences, restaurants, and shops, are united by public spaces at street level and aerial walkways at the upper levels. The firm's interiors present a streamlined, elegant and functional environment that is quite unlike the stereotypical image of a conventional law firm. The spaces were designed to promote teamwork and collaboration between the various departments and to foster close contact with the firm's locations around the world. Carefully designed furnishings, a non-intrusive use of technology, and special attention to comfort all contribute to an optimal work environment. The interiors project encompassed task areas with personalized workspaces, enclosed offices with elegant glazed partition walls, common areas, conference rooms, and various informal spaces such as eating areas and lounges.

Series products:Parete RP Full-height partition wall system with frames in polished aluminum, glass and wood paneling; sliding and swing doors; Naòs System Conference tables; MDL System Conference tables.
Custom works .Variable-height open-space workstations and professional offices with personalized furnishings; reception desks.
Partner offices and Associate offices: 675; Open-space workstations: 230;
Secretaries: 130; Meeting rooms: 50; Storage cabinets: 760; Wood ceiling and wall finishes: 500 sq m; Parete RP glazed partition walls: 9000 sq m; Doors: 841
Covington & Burling LLP. Washington DC, 2015
Covington & Burling LLP. Washington DC, 2015
Covington & Burling LLP. Washington DC, 2015
Covington & Burling LLP. Washington DC, 2015
Covington & Burling LLP. Washington DC, 2015
Covington & Burling LLP. Washington DC, 2015
Covington & Burling LLP. Washington DC, 2015
Covington & Burling LLP. Washington DC, 2015
Covington & Burling LLP. Washington DC, 2015
Covington & Burling LLP. Washington DC, 2015
Covington & Burling LLP. Washington DC, 2015
Covington & Burling LLP. Washington DC, 2015
Covington & Burling LLP. Washington DC, 2015
Covington & Burling LLP. Washington DC, 2015