Husch Blackwell | St. Louis


In a significant move for their Saint Louis flagship office, Husch Blackwell’s design initiative aimed to establish a definitive brand direction for future workplace developments, aspiring to set the law firm apart as an industry front-runner. Partners by Design integrated soft curves, inviting textures and meticulously designed workspaces in an overall approach that blurs the boundary between professional and relaxed environments, creating a hospitality experience.

Distinguished in their character, each area on the amenity floor possesses a unique identity, capable of shining independently while harmonizing in larger, fluid entertainment settings. Environmental branding moments that relate to core values and brand ethos can be found throughout. Pleasant surprises in the form of decorative elements, such as the totems in the conference corridor and artwork by local artists or depicting nearby locales, infuse delight.

Thoughtfully positioned coffee bars on the office floors— strategically situated off the elevator lobby in various directions—serve as communal third spaces, maximizing natural light within an area dominated by office spaces. The impressive 23-foot deck heights on the penthouse amenity level offered an exceptional opportunity for a truly grand design statement, resonating with the luxurious ambiance in resort settings. We collaborated with ESD Global (now Stantec) and BOS to create this inspiring space.

  • Square Feet: 140,000

  • Location: St. Louis, MO

  • Industry: Law Firm

  • Awards: AIA Merit Award 2023

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