The Riverbanks, Hamilton

Gone are the days of stuffy, bland lawyers’ offices. iClaw are challenging the conventions of legal practice with a focus on healthy workplace culture and connection with their community.

Our brief was to create a multi-use front-of-house for their team’s day-to-day use as well as for them to open up to the community, using their space as a canvas for central city events and social gatherings. Their main workspace was to be open plan, conducive to collaboration and relationships, while incorporating clever acoustics and subtly breaking up the space to maintain privacy. They needed a variety of meeting rooms to accommodate client groups of differing sizes and these needed to be easily accessible from both the client entry point as well as the main staff workspace.

The unique layout of the space is open while also providing multiple options for privacy. Clients are greeted by a luxurious reception area which blurs the lines between traditional and modern: extensive timber cabinetry with brass accents and vintage law volumes are paired with ambient lighting, clean lines and a minimal palette. Large and open, the reception area doubles as a staff breakout space and hosts classy social events after hours. Window seating and loose furniture allow the space to be reconfigured for the reception area’s multiple uses. It’s a polished and professional space that’s also welcoming, well-used, flexible and inclusive.

iClaw’s new office is a true representation of how they do law - professional and personal with a bit of pizazz.

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