The challenge for Hodgson Russ was to stray away from the traditional and create a modern approach to law firm design, while paying homage to their home office in the Guaranty Building in Buffalo. In order to accomplish this, the project team took a pattern off the exterior of the building in Buffalo, manipulated it, and worked with a metal worker to develop floor to ceiling metal panels in between each office at the sheetrock nibs.
Starting with the elevator lobby, you are welcomed with marble hexagon floors, tropical olive wood framed elevators and wood ceiling clouds. The two main boardrooms open up to each other with a skyfold partition to form one large conference room that can be used for events, with perimeter glass walls that completely open up so that reception and conferencing can be one large open space for larger events. To add to the modern design, every employee was given a height adjustable desk, open area workstations with glass stackers, and a wardrobe tower for personal items. Accent wall coverings were used sparingly to add a pop of color, along with color being used in the sofa and club chairs in the reception area.