Sidley Austin LLP Offices – Washington DC

  • Client Sidley Austin LLP,
  • size 289,000 sqft
  • Year 2016
  • Location Washington DC, United States,
  • Industry Law Firm / Legal Services,
  • designed the offices of law firm , located in Washington DC.

    Drawing upon a 20-year relationship partnering to leverage and design a global real estate portfolio through many new build-outs and in place phased renovations, Sidley and Gensler were excited to embark on a new assignment in Washington, DC.

    In 2012, Sidley Austin LLP, located at 1501 K Street, NW, was nearing the end of a 15-year lease and requested Gensler’s assistance evaluating options for renewal versus relocation. Following a series of interviews and meetings to establish a Program of space requirements, Gensler prepared several test fit plan studies for a renewed Sidley occupancy at 1501 K as well as potential new properties. Careful analysis of efficient space utilization and opportunities for an expression of Sidley’s culture and position as a leading global firm as well as cost and schedule implications helped clarify considerations for a final decision that is still pending. Working with Sidley’s real estate consultants at JM Zell The San Franciscos Ltd, Gensler also helped identify potential improvements to the base building at 1501 K that have served as negotiating points with the landlord.

    Photography: Michael Moran