As this intellectual property law firm rapidly expanded, we wanted to create an environment that would help them retain their small firm vibe. This was accomplished by creating several break out areas, where, as people passed by one another, they could catch up. We also ended the connection stairway in the café, so that the steps and landings would serve as a gathering space for all-office meetings. Another component of the design was to adapt the space to fit the changing and younger face of the law practice. To do this we created a variety of break-away spaces for people to do their work. The idea was to allow people to get out of their offices and conference rooms, and have a choice as to how and where they work.
I have worked with Burgess (Design) in varying capacities for over 20 years. In addition to great people, I’ve appreciated the design expertise they show for many of the projects we undertake as well as basic tenant improvement projects. They have also been an excellent building architect managing CAD drawings as well as BOMA. They provide an excellent service.
I have worked with Jim Burgess and his organization for over 25 years in Seattle. Their collaborative team effort on all projects is great. They put the client’s needs first, and play a critical role in developing a business/office environment that suits the client.
We’ve worked with Burgess Design for more than a decade, and they are skilled at finding creative and beautiful solutions to meet our evolving design needs. [Their] expertise and ability to interpret our vision give us confidence in a successful and pleasing outcome, making any remodel experience an exciting endeavor.