Venable LLP, Baltimore, MD
The central design theme for Venable’s Baltimore office is boldness, confidence, drama, and a thematic representation of the firm’s integrality in the city’s economy and culture. Venable’s professional identity of assuredness, strength, talent and energy is highlighted through dramatic architecture, including diagonally sloped walls and opposing directional planes and shapes which define area and space. The space is warm and inviting through use of water, color, and light, thus fostering collaboration and communication - representing Venable’s professional culture, as well as its larger relationship to its environmental context - the city of Baltimore. The 180,000 square foot space includes a two-story atrium lobby that features dual stone staircases, an outdoor terrace, cafe style dining facility, conference center, and an attorney lounge.