Ware Malcomb Announces Completion of Law Offices of Noonan Lance Boyer & Banach LLP in Downtown San Diego
Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, today announced the completion of the new law offices of Noonan Lance Boyer & Banach LLP located at 701 Island Avenue #400 in downtown San Diego. Ware Malcomb provided interior architecture and design services for the project out of the firm’s downtown San Diego office.
The new 5,000 square foot office occupies the top floor in a historic building in San Diego’s East Village. The design highlights the historic nature of the building by creating an industrial loft feel. The existing brick walls, wood floors and wood ceilings were restored and left exposed, while hanging pendant lights, exposed ductwork and skylights complete the look. Throughout the space, earth-tone finishes complement the existing brick and wood, while a vivid blue accent on select furniture and millwork livens the space and acknowledges San Diego’s beach city image.
Noonan Lance’s new space combines the core needs of a law office with more progressive creative office elements to create a unique environment that breaks from the industry standard. The firm wanted an open and collaborative workspace to inspire creativity and engagement while providing an inviting and comfortable environment for clients. To achieve this, the design team focused on reducing visual and physical barriers to foster employee interaction. Administrative staff workstations in the center of the space utilize low partitions to encourage verbal communication and provide unobstructed lines of sight across the space. Private offices were still a necessary part of the design due to the need for confidential client meetings, so the offices are located along the perimeter and feature glass walls to maintain a visual connection to the rest of the space. The break area provides informal meeting space, providing employees a place to gather for impromptu meetings and interactions.
“Noonan Lance’s previous workspace was a typical, traditional law office with large private offices and conference rooms with little opportunity for employee interaction,” said Tiffany English, Principal of Ware Malcomb’s San Diego offices. “Our project team delivered the creative and unique environment desired by Noonan Lance, while still maintaining its efficiency and identity as a law office.”
Ware Malcomb opened its first San Diego office in 1984, and recently opened a second office in downtown San Diego in 2016. The firm has designed several projects in the downtown area, including recent projects for CPC Strategy and MindTouch.
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Established in 1972, Ware Malcomb is an international design firm providing planning, architecture, interior design, branding and civil engineering services to commercial real estate and corporate clients. With 22 office locations across the United States, Canada, Mexico and Panama, the firm specializes in the design of commercial office, corporate, industrial, science & technology, healthcare, retail, auto, public/educational and renovation projects. Ware Malcomb was among the top 25 architecture/engineering firms in Building Design+Construction magazine’s 2016 Giants 300 ranking and the top 40 interior design firms in Interior Design magazine’s 2017 Top 100 Giants. For more information about Ware Malcomb, please visit waremalcomb.com/news and view the Design Highlights of 2016 and 45th Anniversary Celebration videos.
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