Covington & Burling LLP Washington DC

when

2015

where

Washington DC, USA

architecture

Foster+Partners

interior design

Debra Lehman Smith LSM

products

Parete RP - Naòs System - MDL System / MDL Light

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.

Work environments
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
RP glazed partition walls: 9000 sq m
Doors: 841