This latest project for leading law firm Clayton Utz is located on the top floor of the new 6 Star Green Star Nishi Building in Canberra. Led by Simon Swaney the Bates Smart team have employed a blend of hospitality and workplace functionality to achieve efficient elegance which is well aligned with the Clayton Utz brand.
The integrated fitout has subtle design consistencies with the head office at 1 Bligh St, Sydney but it is the unique aspects of the base building architecture and the location that have strongly led the design. For instance, the reception backdrop references the woven materiality of the external facade of the building through a patchwork of lit cubes and the honest. robust use of materials.
By rethinking the traditional legal office the team have created an exceptional workplace while minimising operational costs. Flexible features include a single accomodation standard to allow practice groups to reorganise without churn costs. Clients are also encouraged to make use of the new facilities.
Images by Richard Glover
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