About the Jenner and Block Interior Build Out Project
“The Chicago headquarters of an elite national law firm occupies the top 14 floors of a new 45-story office tower in the city’s River North neighborhood. Comprising 417,000 rentable square feet, the space accommodates approximately 500 attorneys and 600 support staff in a highly collaborative work environment with a state-of-the-art information technology platform. Attorneys anchor the high-rise floors, with administrative teams located in the tower’s mid-rise. The building’s top floor features a conference center with premium-height spaces and panoramic city views, providing an ideal backdrop for client meetings and frequent social and pro-bono functions.
The design objective was to create an environment that facilitates a nimble, high-performance culture while enabling a collaborative and highly interactive work process. Spatially, the design integrates these objectives through the extensive use of glass to create layers of transparency throughout the space—from floor-to-ceiling glass attorney office facades to translucent glazed conference walls.
The typical attorney office floor is organized by a flexible, modular planning design, allowing for interchangeable blocks of secretarial and paralegal work configurations with case room clusters. These internal support spaces are conceived as de-mountable assemblies, allowing for rapid reconfiguration to meet the dynamic demands of fluid case load requirements.”
Source: GP Chicago – Jenner & Block
My Role on the Project
As an intern on this project, I mainly focused on supporting the project engineers and project manager in their day to day operations. I was primarily responsible for punching floors as they were completed, ensuring all fire stopping was in to specification, as well as management of door hardware.