Shearman & Sterling
From the onset of the project, our project team embraced the responsibility to balance business pragmatics with cultural aspirations to create a new home that reflected the dynamic workplace of the next generation of leaders. The goal was to reimagine a new showcase for the firm’s legal experts to adapt new ways of working, and to engage in more meaningful ways with their colleagues and clients alike. The result is a seamless balance between future aspirations and heritage. Amenity spaces were crafted with a focus on atmosphere and to facilitate informal connections. The full-service café offers a dynamic, private social club effect, with detailed ceilings, wood paneling, herringbone floors and seating options to facilitate a range of meeting types beyond just having lunch. Additionally, the library and technology hub were strategically located adjacent to the café for ease of access and visibility.