Gowlings’ relocation to new premises enabled the firm to develop a new workplace which reflects the modernizations occurring within the legal profession. The clean, modern aesthetic developed provides the firm with an updated progressive image while keeping efficiency and flexibility of floor plans in mind.
The Practice Floors were developed based upon a universal office size for all lawyers utilizing modular walls and furniture systems, and includes shared lounges for lawyers and support staff. All meeting rooms are consolidated onto a single Client Floor which incorporates moveable wall systems and sliding glass panels which transform the space to accommodate a large variety of group sizes for both daytime and evening functions.
The Client Floor is planned with the elevator lobby opening directly onto the reception area, providing an immediate sense of openness and offering impressive views through a custom millwork screen which becomes a sculptural feature offering dramatic visual effect via interior cut outs which vary in size and give the impression of fluidity. Reflective white panels installed on the ceiling within the reception seating area, reflect the window wall and provide a sense of significantly higher ceilings.