Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard had looked at several options for upgrading or relocating its offices to accommodate their growing staff. Christner collaborated with a dedicated client group that ultimately decided to stay in the same location and redesign the workplace. Christner's design reworked Sandberg's corporate culture through a transformation of the workplace, with Sandberg's goals being to more effectively serve their clients and attract and retain young, bright attorneys.
Size: 50,000 sf
Status: Completed 2002
The new reception desk establishes a sleek, sophisticated design vocabulary heightened by dramatic views on two sides.
The conference center gallery blends past and future with high-tech finishes and the incorporation of traditional law books.
The new reception and conference area was designed to fundamentally change the experience of clients and guests. The interiors were transformed from mahogany, burgundy and gray to light, airy finishes accented with yellow, red and blue.
The centerpiece of the firm's transformation is the café, offering dramatic city views. It serves as a meeting, working and socializing hub, leveling the organization and offsetting the effect of expansion onto three floors.