Cowan Liebowitz & Latman is a boutique law firm located in Midtown Manhattan. TPG was retained by this client for the relocation of their offices from 1133 Avenue of the Americas to a new floor at 114 West 47th Street, with the goal of reducing their real estate footprint by approximately a third.
Cowan Liebowitz & Latman’s new office implements current trends in law firm design like the one-size attorney office, library nooks, and paralegal pods to achieve a 28% reduction in rentable area (39,000 RSF to 28,000 RSF), while at the same time creating an office that feels bright, spacious, and collaborative. The design features glass office fronts and contemporary finishes and furnishings, which contribute to the open airy aesthetic of the space.
Employee comfort and wellness were also considered. Attorney offices feature sit-stand desks, while the café was conceived as a bistro, utilizing hospitality design elements to create a pleasurable setting to relax, eat and drink, or hold informal meetings and staff gatherings.