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Modern office space with expansive windows offering city views, complemented by geometric furnishings and circular ceiling light fixtures. The neutral palette is accented by a pop of color from wall art and textiles.
Modern office space with expansive windows offering city views, complemented by geometric furnishings and circular ceiling light fixtures. The neutral palette is accented by a pop of color from wall art and textiles.

Winston & Strawn New York

Innovative Renovation of Winston & Strawn's Park Avenue Headquarters: A 270,000 sf Transformation by HLW.

Size 270,000 sf

Location New York, NY

Services Interior Design, Lighting, Master Planning, Strategy

Sectors Ark, Legal, Spark Studio, Workplace

Specialty Studios Ark, Spark

Collections Winston & Strawn LLP

Modern office break area with layered acoustic ceiling, minimalist bar seating, sleek surfaces, and floor-to-ceiling windows revealing a cityscape. Vertical wooden slats provide a textural contrast, enhancing spatial division and visual interest.

Winston & Strawn’s Park Avenue headquarters underwent a significant renovation by HLW, aimed at reorganizing and enhancing the law firm’s space to better align with its prestigious location. Starting with a pilot project on one 45,000-sf floor, HLW implemented open and transparent workplace designs along with enhanced amenities to test employee adaptation and inform the design of future global offices. The success of the pilot led to the renovation of five additional floors, culminating in a total of 270,000 square feet of redesigned space. The innovative approach continued with similar strategies for the firm’s Washington D.C. office. The New York office’s redesign not only optimizes the workspace but also integrates advanced lighting solutions and strategic planning, earning the project the IFMA New York City 2020 Award for Excellence in Design & Construction of a New Facility (25,000 sf – 100,000 sf). This transformation represents a paradigm shift in law firm environments, focusing on openness and strategic functionality to support Winston & Strawn’s esteemed legal practice.

The initial 45,000-sf pilot floor introduced new workspace typologies that were successfully adapted firm-wide.

A focus on open and transparent design with enhanced amenities represents a paradigm shift in law firm environments.

Awarded Excellence in Design & Construction of a New Facility by IFMA NYC.

Modern office cafeteria with geometric black and white tiled floor, exposed undulating ceiling structure, and pendant lighting. Communal wooden tables with red chairs accent the space, framed by large windows overlooking an urban skyline.
Modern office lounge with geometric acoustic ceiling panels, pendant lighting, and a mix of wooden elements and textured upholstered seating, fostering a contemporary and inviting ambiance.
Modern office lounge area featuring sleek, circular overhead lighting, a grey-toned upholstered seating arrangement, and large windows providing ample natural light against an urban backdrop. The space promotes collaboration with a central white round table and dark chairs.

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