Entry number: IE09024
Project Name: Greenberg Traurig
Building Type: Tenant Improvement for Law Office
Completion Date: June 2008
Building Location: Las Vegas, NV
Type of Construction: T.I. for shelled space
Materials Used: Natural stone, glass tile, decorative glass walls, natural woods
Building Area: 20,000 sf
Architecture Firm: JMA Architecture Studios
Architect of Record: JMA Architecture Studios
Interior Designer: JMA Architecture Studios
Structural Engineer: Wright Engineers
Electrical Engineer: Harris Consulting Eng.
General Contractor: Crisci Builders
Photographer: Opulence Studios
Statement of Design Approach:
The 20,000 square-foot tenant improvement for Greenberg Traurig, an international
law firm, is located in the park-like setting of Howard Hughes Center. The firms
close proximity and location on the upper floors of the building allow a picturesque
view of the Las Vegas skyline from the firms offices.
Beyond the functional requirements, the driving force of the tenant
improvement design was the inclusion and celebration of the tenant's art collection.
Specific contemporary design solutions included the development of a unique stair
wall design, specialized casework, art niches and alcoves and finish selections to
celebrate the artwork. The contemporary furniture and creative lighting selected
also infused a deliberate artistic meaning and helped transform the interior space.
The project includes a combination of natural stone flooring and counters, decorative
glass walls and doors along with rich stained wood stairs present a clean rich
palette of materials. The decorative glass walls and doors enable the flow of natural
light and enhance the transparency of the office space. The Boardroom's glass wall
can be opened to expand the space and create a large gathering area, perfect for an
open house or a special event.
One of the main challenges during construction was the addition of a new
internal stair within an occupied building. Creative framing techniques allowed the
addition of the stairs with minimal disruption to adjoining tenants. Aside from the
structural changes, the addition of the new open glass stairs required modifications
to the buildings mechanical and smoke evacuation systems.
The office space acts as a functional work environment for the staff, while
allowing visiting clientele from around the globe to feel comfortable and at home.
Incorporated into the space are a number of seating areas for staff to relax or
gather to discuss a particular case, or the results of their favorite sports team. The
incorporation of movable stacking walls allows the space the flexibility of multiple
uses and users. State-of-the-art lighting and audio visual equipment is integrated
into the space. The balance of functionality and modernism reflect an office of
institutional strength and professionalism.
JMA pays particular attention to sustainable endeavors in all of our commercial
interior projects. Although this project was not officially registered with LEED for
commercial interiors, our design vision as a firm dictates that we educate our clients
on the best practices of sustainable construction methods and materials for all
commercial interiors, and Greenberg Traurig was no exception to our vision. Every
decision made, from flooring materials to ceiling tiles is approached with the end
user in mind, both in terms of the tenant as well as the world at large. We view
material selection and construction methods on commercial interiors as something
that should be more than just environmentally friendly; it should be environmentally
correct. Correct in the ideals, the approach, and the execution which help to make
our commercial interior projects healthy and productive spaces from the inside-out.